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Enable Windows Firewall Fix it Live!

Enable Windows Firewall Fix it Live!

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We just released another Fix it Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Fix it enables the Windows Firewall as described in KB 283673.

  • I need help shutting down my firewall.cpl everytime i try it takes me to google site that links me to a microsoft website. can you give me some advise to fix this? thank you

  • Hello, it sounds as though you may be having difficulty starting the applet from the "Start Search" box.  You can also start the applet using control panel if you would like to disable the firewall.


  • Dear sir/ madam,

    i'm unable to turn on my firewall; i tried "fix it" in your support web site but it did not help; it is still in grey colour and not allowing me to chose the on option which is the recommended one. i have live one care service and do not have any other antivirus; i used to have AVG but has been uninstalled now.

  • Hello Marwan,

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Live OneCare has its own firewall. Because two firewalls should not be running at the same time, Windows Live OneCare turns off Windows Firewall.



  • the "windows firewall" in the services.msc always shows starting, and with that you can't do anything neither disable it or enable/start it, how to turn on firewall after I have tried everything on the MS website but it does not help.

  • Hello Gurdeep,

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Can you provide information about your computer?

    * What operating system are you running (Windows XP, Windows Vista)?

    * What service pack are you running (SP1, SP2, SP3)?

    Do you have any error messages when you try to stop the service or when the computer reboots? If so what are the error messages that pertain to the Windows Firewall?

    Do you have more than one firewall installed on the computer?



  • In future if there is any problems regarding WER, please fix it  for my computer    

                                             Thanking you

                                               rudy dan

  • Hi, I ran LiveOneCare before unistalling the antivirus and now my firewall is not reactive. Any suggestion on what I can do?

  • Mark,

    So do you have Live Onecare installed? Or did you just use the free online scanner?

    If you do not have any current 3rd party firewalls installed do you get any errors when you attempt to start the firewall?


  • Tengo problemas  para instalar un programa xponent  dj  digital , al insertar el disco no acepta porque nesecito el windows xp service pack 2 , ok intente bajar el  service pack 2 pero no me acepta la computadora reralmente no se cual es el problema de que no pueda bajar el  windows xp service pack 2 sin eso no se puede instalar el cd o el programa>. gracias por su servicio.

  • I was able to use Yahoo Games until I down loaded Yahoo Messenger.  Now I can get to the yahoo sign in for spam, etc.  Then I can not get into the game itself.  At the bottom it states DONE, but the page is blank.  It states click here if a problem opening page.  I have clicked it and no games.  Help!

    Thank you.

  • Hello,

    My laptop has just been upgraded from XP service pack 2 to Xp service pack 3.

    The windows firewall does not start on boot up, and I need to start it manually from the control panel. If I select restart from the windows shut down panel I get the error:-

    Explorer exe. Application error, and the message:-

    The application failed to initialise properly


    I have tried system restore, but no joy. I have to use task manager each time and click new task, and select C:/ from the drop down menu, before the quick launch tool bar finally boots.

    I have tried using the fix from here but it does not alter the problem.

    I would be most grateful if you have any ideas on how to solve.

  • I agree to Brian about two firewalls, but how can I put it On when the general tab is unavailable? Kindly give me the process to do it. I've been searching this for a week now. So please..... Thank you.

  • The same what had happened to the Automatic Update, the option for us to check was unavailable too. I do it from the Control Panel under System, but no result.                                

    Thank you.

  • I have problem to on windows firewall. Its imposible to start the service.I use rigth nowAVG. Do you have an idea. Thanks

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