yesterday I noticed that my Windows Firewall service was stopped and I couldn't even turn it on through the Control Panel (error 08x007042c). Going to the advanced settings I got error 0x6D9. I googled the topic and on some pages there were solutions which seemed to help most people BUT me.
this for example
I further read that this might be because of a virus but first wanted to try the other solutions people offered.
Now I downloaded a Kaspersky trial and it found the Zero Access Rootkit which was mentioned a couple of times in relation to my problem.
Kaspersky apparently deleted the files but the Firewall service still won't start.
What can I try to do to get out of this situation?