My laptop is running under Windows 7 Home Premium and has been for a long time. A couple of days ago I suddenly had a message via Norton Internet Security 2011 stating that the Base Filtering Engine was not running and that it was required by NIS in order to function correctly. So having read numerous similar problems via the internet and the way that people have tried to overcome this issue I typed services.msc and yes it is true the BFE service is not running.
Ok I thought lets go and turn it on via the control panel. Result No joy "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error Code 0x80070433". So I tried using the MIcrosoft Mr FIXit application where it tells me there is a problem but it can not fix it. Oh Hum!!.
I have also followed the instructions (via this website) that tells you how to change the various registry permissions required through regedit. Still no joy
Help, how do you get it to turn on again??.
I am not aware of any changes that have taken place in the last week that could have attributed to this issue.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated