Recently, many customers reported the Windows Firewall issue. This seemed to be caused by a wide spread malicious application.
The error message "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424" will pop up when you try to change the Windows Firewall settings. In the meantime, when you restart the system, it might pop up an error saying that "Base Filtering Engine Service" could not be found in the system.
Please note that the same error code could pop up when you try doing anything in Windows Defender.
Download the registry files (You can also export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE from another working Win7 PC)1055.BFE.reg
Launch and import them to registryRestart your PCNow,open RUN and typeregedit and click okgo to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFERight click on it-permissionsClick on ADD and typeEveryone and click okNow Click on EveryoneBelow you have permission for usersSelect full control and click okNow,open RUN and type services.msc and click okstart base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service Good luck
Note:Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk...
Threads that you can reference:
"Base Filtering Engine Service" Not available in services database list
Error Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall, Defender in Windows 7
Windows 7 - Unable to start Windows Firewall
Error Code 0x80070424 with windows firewall and windows defender Error Code 0x80070424, please help
Windows 7 - Windows Firewall missing from Services Menu and Error 0x80070424
My word, this is amazing. Also appears to have fixed 0x6D9 with 0x80070424 -- like so many, been hammering at this for many hours over the last couple weeks. Your solution took 5 minutes. And it was easy to follow. Way to go!
Ohh amazing!! Thxxx, i was scared i could never fix it!
I was having the same problem and error codes as everyone else here. This did the trick fabulously. Thank you!
worked to a tee, fixed up
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Thank you so much. That was exactly what I needed.
Thank You danma....it worked.
Worked fine, tvm!
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You save me also.
thank you so much followed it and firewall is back on. quick question if anyone can answer, one comment says to set permission to both reg files yet the tutorial only says to set permission for BFE, do i have to set permission for mpssvc reg file as well.
dont know if you have to set for BOTH, but i DID... and it works perfectly..
thanks so much!
Wow thanks. Saved me a lot of time and energy by following this clear, easy guide. You are the bomb!
It worked, many thanks indeed!