How to Fix Windows Firewall Problems at Startup

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Windows Firewall protects your computer from unauthorized access via the Internet. Unfortunately, many users have experienced a problem involving Windows Firewall service. In these cases, the Windows Firewall service does not start upon computer startup. This is usually indicated by a red “At Risk” icon displayed in the notification area of your operating system. By clicking on the red icon, you will see a message indicating that Windows Firewall service could not be started. Fortunately, there are three relatively easy ways to fix this problem.

Option One

  • Click "Start," and then click "Run." Or, if you are using Windows 7, hold down the Windows key and then press “R.”

  • Type "services.msc" (without the quotation marks) and then click "OK."

  • Double-click on "Microsoft Protection Service" from the list of services that appear.

  • Select "Automatic" under "Startup Type" if it is not already selected.

Option Two

  • Click "Start," and then click "Run." Or, if you are using Windows 7, you can hold down the Windows key and press “R.”

  • Type "appwiz.cpl" (without the quotation marks) and then click "OK."

  • Click on any third-party firewall programs from the list of currently installed programs, and then click "Remove."

Option Three

  • Click "Start" and then "Run" or hold down the Windows key and press “R” in Windows 7.

  • Type the following commands, pressing "Enter" after each command:

    Net stop MSFWSVC
    Net stop MSFWDRV
    Net stop MSFWHLPR
    Net start MSFWHLPR
    Net start MSFWDRV
    Net start MSFWSVC

  • Click "OK."

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