I can't turn on Windows Defender Firewall and when I look in services.msc, it's not there.
Windows Defender is disabled, possibly for a setting that I changed a while back and forgot about, to prevent conflicts with an AV and third party firewall I used to use, but I don't remember removing Windows Defender Firewall.
I got rid of my third party firewall (COMODO) as per suggestion to a computer tech that saw some conflicts with that and my AV (AVAST). I told him that I only got the firewall edition, and that I added exclusions to both programs, but said that it must have been the internet security pack that had AV protection as well on COMODO, because it's causing the CPU to peak with AVAST and COMODO trying to override eachother.
That aside, I was trying allow windows to automatically turn on Windows Defender Firewall, but a notification from the Action Center is showing in the system tray that I need to turn it on. When I try to turn it on, it says it cannot turn on and I need to do it manually. When I do that, in the Control Panel, I see that I need to re-enable, the "Recommended Settings", via admin permission.
When I try to allow to change to the recommended settings, I get an error code.
That's when I noticed that Windows Defender Firewall was missing from services.
Edited by sirMAXX, 10 April 2018 - 04:24 PM.