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
Error Message Windows could not start Win FW on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.
Any solution to this? So annoying especially since everyone else is gettting fixed and I'm still here after 4 hours tinkering and endless more hours spent on malware scans! Any and all help appriciated
Me too, same problem as above, error code 5, can't start WF :( any ideas?
OMG! Thank you so much Danma!! You fixed something that Symantec couldn't even think of! How Awesome! You saved me much headaches!
Got the same error code 5
shawn77 link worked for me
i followed the instructions, and BFE is starting again, but i can't start the Windows Firewall service. It says error 5. Does anyone know if i have done anything wrong?
Use this link
Thank you so much - Perfect! I've been round the houses with this and was about to reformat. Many thanks
When I start Windows Firewall service in services.msc it says:
Windows could not start Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event log. if this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.
OMG, I did it!!! I fixed it!!! Thanks a lot, you are great!!!
Check my link.Had the exact problem as yours
Helped me a lot, thx for the answer i searched several weeks for.
wow thank you thank you this helps a lot it works fantastic
awesome - thanks for the fix, has saved me from a rebuild!
This worked amazingly! Thank you so much for the help!
Awesome Bud!! Worked like a charm!!