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#1 Lititia


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:12 AM

I restarted Windows and after I logged in Norton 360 gave me an error message:

One Click Support

An error has occured with Norton 360

Error: 5013,3

Welcome to Support

For Norton 360

Click the button below to start a quick scan that will detect and fix common problems with your product.

If the scan does not solve your issue, we will provide additional online support and contact options.

I clicked on Begin Support Session. Then I received another error message:

Norton 360

One Click Support

An error has occurred with Norton 360

Error: 5013.3

No automatic solutions were found. Click Launch Support Web Site to continue.

I clicked on Launch Support Web Site. Then it took to the following web site:


It said to enable the Base Filtering Engine service. I could not do that since it was not listed.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:29 PM

If the solution is not posted, you can always Ask a Norton Support Technician.

Alternatively, you could ask a question in the Norton Users Discussion Forum. We don't have a lot of members who use Norton so I checked the Norton forums and found the Error: 5013.3 has been reported by other users as shown here.
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#3 Guitarman8a


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

After installing the Norton AV program on my son’s computer (Windows 7) it had the Norton error 5013,3 which indicates that the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service was not running.

I suspected some virus buried deep in the system so I ran all kinds of virus scans from Windows Essentials program and other 3rd party companies. The scans did find two Trojan viruses that were eliminated.

I then tried Norton’s instructions of manually starting the BFE service. Using the Windows Services app I discovered that there was no BFE service. Using the export function within REGEDIT I made copies of the BFE service as well as the MPSSVC service using my second sons’ computer that was running fine. I then installed the BFE and MPSSVC services on the faulty computer and hoped that it would get BFE running.

Note: Be very careful using REGEDIT. Recommend backing up the Windows Registry before making changes.

When I tried to get BFE running a pop up indicated some ACCESS Denied. I then realized the virus corrupted or changed some security features.

I came across the following articles that provided the next steps to get the bloody BFE service running. http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/rss.aspx. Start with the first article to give you an overview.

1. The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Introduction

2. The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Checking Privilege Access

3. The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Dependencies

4. The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Logon Permissions

5. The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Registry Permissions

When checking the security privileges get a second person to verify the entries because they are long and cryptic in style.

After completing the above I was able to get my son’s computer BFE running.

Good Luck


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