I have Network Magic which keeps up with when security updates are needed. It's been telling me that my firewall is turned off and that AntiVirus is not installed. I have McAfee Security Center as well as McAfee Security Scan Plus the latter of which says the same thing. When I went to turn on the firewall (I usually have it on) I received this error:
"due to an unidentified problem, windows cannot display firewall settings"
Thinking that I could fix the problem by googling the error message I tried various things that was suggested on help sites. I ran Malware Bytes figuring that would fix things with a full scan and while it did find some issues and they were taken care of I still had the same error message so I found this site:
and followed the directions
I now get this message when I try to turn the firewall on:
Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?
If I click yes I get this:
Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service
Network Magic and McAfee Security Scan is still telling the problem is there. And I'm wishing I had come here when the problem first started. *head desk* lol
Edited by senare, 07 August 2012 - 11:11 AM.