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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Gorff Register or log in to remove jinksy April 6, 2013 8:39:11 AM Use it as a backup. | Report abuse Reply to jinksy 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 | Report abuse Reply to silhouttejames 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. | Report abuse Reply to JuliaLee Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 8>Windows Firewall> Related ressources: Forum[SOLVED}Weird WiFi / Wired I think firewall problem. Windows 7 64 bit. ForumWindows 7 Firewall /Router Question ForumWindows 7 vs Vipre firewall ForumOpening DMZ & windows firewall ForumWindows firewall is not in the services list ForumCan no longer share files wit networked PC .. windows firewall problm ForumXbox360/ Windows Media Center VS. Comodo Firewall ForumOpening Multiple Ports on Windows Firewall ForumWhy cant i open ports for emule through my windows 7 firewall ForumWill pix firewall work with windows 7 ForumProblems with Windows Firewall ForumWindows xp firewall wont enable! tried restoring dll's ForumDelete windows xp sunbelt firewall driver completely ForumWindows firewall is off ForumWindows Firewall Service Huge Problem Wont Start ForumBest antivirus for windows xp firewall ForumCannot enable windows firewall in XP SP3 ForumWindows 7 firewall ForumWindows Firewall not in the services list, and not working ForumWeird desktop glitch More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !