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Can't change firewall settings?


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#1 cluelessasof2010

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 06:55 AM

I can't change my firewall settings, there is only one account on my computer and is admin, but the "change settings" option is greyed out.

I can't figure out why and I need to change the settings.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Please help :( Attached File  firewall.PNG   8.13KB   0 downloads



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:24 AM

If you move the mouse pointer over Change Settings does the box turn blue?


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:03 PM

no..... 😑

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:29 AM

Click on the Start orb rsz_1rsz_1rsz_start_orb_zpshjewtibd.png, then type cmd in the Search Programs and files box.
 
CMD will appear in the results above the search box.  Right click on it and then select Run as administrator.
 
When the Elevated Command Prompt opens enter the following commands one at a time.  If you are promted for any confirmation click on OK.
 
netsh advfirewall reset
 
net start mpsdrv
 
net start bfe
 
net start mpssvc
 
regsvr32 firewallapi.dll
 
If this has run successfully you should receive a message stating that it succeeded.
 
Restart the computer and see if you can now make changes to the setting for the firewall.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:26 AM

If DC3's suggestion doesn't work (which it should), check for viruses.  I had a computer in the shop 4 months ago with the same issue and found a virus disabled the firewall and the button to turn it back on again. 






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