Hello Blue2018, and
Ok, the first thing I would try is run the OneCare Cleanup tool
.Note: To run this tool on Vista, right click the saved file and select Run as Administrator. Close all open programs (Browser etc.) before you run this toolIMPORTANT: The OneCare Cleanup tool will uninstall or remove several components for MSE which will only be rectified by uninstalling and reinstalling MSE.Reboot
after running this tool and then try to turn on Windows Firewall. Start > Control Panel > [Security >] Windows Firewall.
If it still won't work, check the Windows Firewall service in running.
, type Services
and click on corresponding result.
In the window that opens, look for the Windows Firewall service.
It should be Started
and Startup Type
should be Automatic
If not, double click the Windows Firewall
entry, which should bring up the window below.Start
the service, and set Startup Type
See if Windows Firewall is [or can be] now started.