Error code 0x80070424 firewall wont fix

this all started when I got a virus "WIN 7 SECURITY 2012" on the computer on 12/4.

 I got rid of it with the down loaded "spyware" that was prescribed

that problem is gone however now I cant get my Macafee firewall to stay on, Macafee people said it was the windows firewall ,

 . so i went thru all the prescribed fixes and I still cant get the firewall in macafee to stay on.

 

 

HIKER7s

 

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Last updated September 21, 2019 Views 43,508 Applies to:
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Hi

Make sure that PC is clean(free from zero access rootkit before trying this fixes)


This firewall issue is commonly found on vista and windows 7 (64 BIT OS)


Download both the registry files

Windows firewall  -  MpsSvc

Base filtering engine - BFE

Launch them and click YES when you get a UAC prompt

Restart your PC


Press Windows+R key  and type

regedit and click ok

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Press Windows+R key  and type

services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service


If you still have this error

Windows could not start Windows Firewall on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.

Download and launch this key


Shared access

Click YES when you get a UAC prompt

Go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess

Right click on it -permissions

Click on Add and type

Everyone and select Full control

You should be able to start firewall now


You may also be missing security center windows defender ,BITS and windows update services

Download

Security center service- wscsvc

windows defender -windefend

BITS - BITS

Windows update - wuauserv


Launch them and click YES when you get a UAC prompt,restart the PC


good luck

*Edit*

Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk...

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Looks like there may be a pattern of damage to several programs that's caused by the Win 7 Security malware.

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/windows-defender-service-has-disappeared-i-suspect/10cced4a-5c61-4b9a-abef-ba35b34c9f18

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/virus-recovery-error-codes-0x80070424-and/28ed2ede-076c-4955-bb49-44d0c2ee1ed3

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/error-code-0x80070424-with-windows-firewall/ec3fc3b8-69ec-4b4b-a703-4b745fe6e8ee  Be sure you read the post of Michael Phelps in the above thread.

 

How did you "get rid of it?"  How do you know you got rid of it?  Did you try multiple on-demand scanners until several reported the computer did not contain malware? What "downloaded spyware" are you talking about?  Since you are using McAfee, did McAfee help you remove the malware?

 

Did you see this link and follow their recommendations by chance? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-security-2012

 

Have you sought assistance from MS Support? 

 

You can get free help with malware removal here: http://supportservices.microsoft.com/support/services/virus_malware_removal

 

If you are in North America, you can call MS Support at 866-727-2338 for help with virus and spyware infections. 

For international information see your local subsidiary support site.

  

Or, obtain assistance from your antimalware provider (Avast, AVG, Avira, McAfee, Norton, Trend Micro, etc).

 

Good luck...

 

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/09/what_to_do_when_rogue_anti-vir.html#more

 

http://ask-leo.com/why_dont_antimalware_tools_work_better.html

 

 

MVP Consumer Security 2014-2016
Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018

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