Certain security programs disable the Windows Firewall. Windows Defender and Symantec/Norton.
Also it could be caused by malware. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.
I have followed both your posts but neither have worked.
In Services, I have tried turning on Base Filtering Engine which is a dependency for Windows Firewall but it says 'Windows could not start the Base Filtering Engine on Local computer - Error 5: Access is denied'
Hi, press the win+r key together, in the run box type:- regedit. Registry editor will open navigate to :-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE\Parameters\Policy and highlight "policy" with your mouse now go to the registry editor main menu and select "view" then "permissions" a permissions box will open You need to locate your logged on user (should be an admin account , mine is Vistatest\Paul and check the permissions as per this example:-
Be sure to click "apply" next go to start search and type:- cmd right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-
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