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
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To those who got the security center but not firewall working, there is another reg file called firewall.reg available.
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THANK YOU, this has been annoying me for so long, I wasn't sure whether or not to trust it since download and making changes to my registry are risky, and setting permissions for everyone sounded fishy but it worked. (I also have very little experience with computers so it probably made tons of more sense to other people, but with your steps it was easy to do)
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thank you very much i followed your very clear instructions and all is working again