Windows Firewall Tags: Security Firewalls Basic Windows 8 Last response: April 24, 2013 10:45 PM in Windows 8 Share Gorff February 14, 2013 10:44:09 PM The basic Firewall isn't working- it won't let me disable it, or view things that are enabled/disabled. More about : windows firewall jinksy a b * Windows 8 April 6, 2013 8:39:11 AM Use it as a backup. m 0 l silhouttejames April 15, 2013 3:39:02 AM Gorff said:The basic Firewall isn't working- it won't let me disable it, or view things that are enabled/disabled. Create a restore point before trying this Download wscsvc wuauserv BITS Windefend Launch the registry keys,click YES when you get a UAC prompt Download Windows repair tool Extract and launch the Repair_Windows.exe file Click on Start repairs tab-click on Start check mark following options alone Repair WMI Repair Windows Firewall. Remove Policies Set By Infections Repair Winsock & DNS Cache Repair windows updates Checkmark Restart System When Finished option click the Start button System should restart after repair Post the new FSS log m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JuliaLee April 24, 2013 10:45:34 PM Same thing happened to me. I set it back to default then left it as a backup like jinksy said. I set up OpenVPN (from https://expressvpn.biz) instead for security which just runs continuously. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedShould i use a 3rd party firewall with windows xp (sp3) . i use avast free antivirus. Forum SolvedWindows Firewall over loading graphics card? Forum SolvedAvira 2014/Windows Firewall on Windows 7 Forum Will Comodo Free Firewall install along with Avira Free Antivirus on Windows 8 PRO 64? Forum Disabling windows firewall for good Forum SolvedI have an windows xp and my firewall doesnt open. It says windows firewall cannot be displayed cause the service isnt running Forum SolvedWindows firewall won't start Forum SolvedIs Zonealarm firewall better than windows8 firewall? Forum SolvedWindows firewall with advanced security not functioning Forum Windows Firewall, Defender and diagnostics service Forum Best free firewall for Windows XP x64 in 2014 Forum where can i find a good Windows XP pro x64 firewall Forum Windows firewall question Forum SolvedNeed windows firewall for xp Forum is windows firewall reliable Forum Im using windows 7 and when i try to change setting on my allowed programs on firewall the option is greyed out Forum how to disconnect firewall in windows laptop Forum SolvedWindows firewall prevents ICS over a peer-to-peer wireless network. Forum Windows 8.1 firewall starts by itself. Forum SolvedWindows firewall not working Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !