I have a problem that other users have already described here (and been able to remedy with assistance): the Windows Firewall on my laptop does not work any more -- I cannot configure it through the control panel, and when I try to open it, it shows the message:
"The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load. Restart the Windows Firewall service on the computer that you are managing [obviously, that is not possible]. Error code: 0x6D9."
My operating system is Windows 7, 64bit version. All recent Windows updates are installed. I have Malwarebytes installed and ran a scan recently, with no results except for one tracking cookie. I also have Sophos Antivirus installed, which also did not find anything when I ran a scan.
Perhaps somebody could be so generous and tell me what I could do about this?