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I cannot turn on my firewall.

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  • I have Windows 7: Home Premium. I ran a McAfee scan and there was nothing wrong, but it said my firewall was turned off. I went into the control panel to turn it back on but an error message popped up. "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424" How do I turn it back on? Is my computer infected? 
    • Edited by Rebecca2323 Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:50 PM
    Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:47 PM

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  • I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM,HOW DID YOU FIX-IT?
    • Proposed as answer by bettyloushoe Friday, 2 March 2012 6:26 PM
    Friday, 2 March 2012 3:48 PM
  • My computer not only has the Firewall error but will not take on new programs to help the situation.  Please give me advice to fix this problem short of buying a new computer. 
    Friday, 2 March 2012 6:29 PM
  •  hi   followers , first update your system , by using microsoft  update website   and  then  reboot  once  .

    if  your OS is  xp means , install  SP3  , and  if  vista  means , install  SP1

    solutions 

    1. try   MICROSOFT FIX IT   by using this link , its  fully free      http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/   and  then installadn  use  your  hotmail emailand  password. i hope this  method solve your most problems.

    2. above  method not working means , uninstall MACAFEE  and  the  try install   KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2012  from this  link

    http://www.kaspersky.com/kis-trial-register  enter email address and  then start download. iam using this  for two years  i not getting any problems .

    wish you all the  best  friends

    Wednesday, 7 March 2012 1:42 PM