Windows firewall access - BitTorrent


On my computer I have bittorrent and for the longest time it was working perfectly fine. I was able to download torrents quickly and easily but recently I haven't been able to download any at all. I get this message "Error opening Windows firewall: 0x80070005 Access is denied". I never got it before this just randomly started happening. I am not the greatest with computers so I was wondering if anyone could provide a step by step process to solving this problem.

Some information that may be important: BitTorrent is installed on my laptop and I use a wireless connection to the internet

Thank you

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Last updated December 14, 2018 Views 3,481 Applies to:

Hi leeriz68,


     Try the below methods:


1.      Run online scanner to check any malware or virus activity. Below link will help you run free scan on the computer.


2.      Enable built-in administrator, then check if the issue still persist.

Steps to follow:


i.           Click the Start button, and then type cmd in the search box.

In the search results list, right-click cmd, and then click Run as Administrator.

ii.         At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press ENTER. 

iii.       Type net user administrator <Password> and then press ENTER.

Note:  Please replace the <Password> tag with your passwords which you want to set to administrator account.

iv.        Type exit and then press ENTER. Log off the current user account.


Link for reference:


If this works fine then, the user profile has gone corrupt. Follow the steps listed below in the link to fix the corrupted user account: fix a corrupted user account:


3.      You can perform system restore. Restore the system to the date it was working fine. Below link will help you perform System restore:


Thanks and Regards:

Samhrutha G S - Microsoft Support.

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