1.    21 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    Unable to turn on windows firewall

    My Windows firewall kept freezing my PC every time I downloaded a file and after a lot of trouble I managed to turn it off permanently because it kept turning on by itself. However, I'm no longer able to turn it back on.
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  2.    22 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 553
    Windows 10 Home


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    Try restoring the firewall settings by right-clicking the white Windows icon on the left of the TaskBar, and selecting: Command Prompt (Admin)

    At the elevated command prompt, type the following and press Enter:

    netsh advfirewall reset

    The command restores the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security policy to the default policy, returns all Group Policy settings to Not Configured, and deletes all connection security and firewall rules.
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  3.    23 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,855
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Unfortunately that command only works, when Windows Firewall is running.

    Quote Originally Posted by CreativSelf View Post
    However, I'm no longer able to turn it back on.
    It seems, that your firewall is disabled by policy. What kind of security do you use?

    You can try this, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall" /f
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