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Q: Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

I'm have a very similar problem described by member Eterna1 on 9-05-12. I copied and pasted the question below. Here is the link Windows Update and Windows Defender not working
It was resolved then so i'm hoping I can get the same help. would really appreciate any help.

First I got browser hijacked in IE 8 when I clicked on a link from google search and it took me to a search engine instead. Then I checked windows update and discovered it wasn't working and neither is windows defender, firewall and security essentials. The rest is as follows:

Windows Update
When I try to run windows update I get the following message:

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.


Windows Defender
When I try to run windows defender I get the following message:

Windows Defender
This program is turned off
If you are using another program that checks for harmful or unwanted software, use the action center to check that program's status.
If you would like to use this program, click here to turn it on.

When I click to turn it on, I get the following message:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service. (Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Firewall
Update your firewall settings. when I try to update by clicking on use recommended settings I get the following message:
Windows firewall can't change some of your settings
(Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Security Service
When I try to turn it on get this message:The windows security service can't be started

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A: Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

Hi I would suggest you have your system checked by a security analyst please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
and make a new thread in the virus,trojan and spyware area

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Hello all.I recently (within the last two months) fixed my computer from the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 and some related viruses. However, they seem to have left some lasting damage. I cannot get Windows Firewall to turn on, when I go to the action center it tells me Error 0x80070422 can't change some of your settings when attempting to turn it on, while Windows Defender tells me that it is not an installed service. Checking with start > Services I noticed that not only was Windows Defender missing, but so was Windows Firewall. I went to this topic here but I ended up getting this same error as one of the others in the topic. error It did not fix either the Windows Firewall nor Windows Defender.I had also gotten a strange pop up coupon ad that looked like this, note that that isn't my screenshot. A system restore has stopped bringing it up, although I'm not sure I trust that.I nominally run MBAM and MSE, and picked up Spybot S&D after a friend told me that the Win 7 Antivirus had probably left a tracker that was bringing it back.NOTE! I do NOT believe my computer is still infected. It runs normally and does not have any sort of unusual slow downs or odd happenings. This is only here because I posted it in Windows 7 and was told to put it here.

A:Windows Firewall and Defender Errors

Go to RUN and typeservices.msc and click okCheck if you are missing all the three servicesWIndows defenderBase filtering engineWindows firewallIf yes,download these registry keys<links removed>Launch and import them to registryRestart your PCNow,open RUN and typeregedit and click okgo toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFERight click on it-permissionsClick on ADD and typeEveryone and click okNow Click on EveryoneBelow you have permission for usersSelect full control and click okNow,open RUN and typeservices.msc and click okstart base filtering engine service then windows firewall service and windows defender serviceDisable microsoft security essentials and check windows defenderGood luck

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Hello,

I have old Sygate Personal Firewall installed and I have blocked essentially all files from connecting to the internet unless I know what files those are. The issue now is, I don't know which files connect to the internet for downloading Windows XP and Defender updates as I can not update when firewall is on.
I wrote to MS support and the guy suggested me to switch off the firewall for update but I am not very comfortable with this suggestion.

Can anyone tell me which files I should allow to connect to the internet for downloading these updates?

Thanks a lot for all input in advance.
 

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Hi Guys,

Need some help here.
Tried starting windows firewall and got this error message :"Windows firewall cant change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424"
Tried starting windows update and got this error message : "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your compter".
Tried starting windows Defender and got this message : "A problem caused this program to stop." and "The specified service does not exist as an installed service. Error code 0x80070424"

Never had this problem before and had gone through some materials available online. None seems applicable to my situation. Looked into the services.msc and couldn't find Background Intelligence Transfer Service, Windows Firewall or Windows Update listed there.
Didnt wanna mess around so i though i'd gather some help from here.

Have been using Advanced System Care to scan regularly, not sure if it did something to mess up my computer. Also found that under device and printers, USB composite Device under printers have a "Need Troubleshooting" status. Computer is unable to communicate with the printer, thus i am unable to print and scan documents. Not sure if all these problems stem from the same source.
Just tried scanning my computer with TDSSKILLER (nothing found), ESET smart full scan(deleted 4 files), MBAM (nothing found) and i will attach a log file by FSS.

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A:Windows Update, Firewall and Defender not working

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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When I try to open Defender, it says "Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid"

When I try to open the Firewall it says: Windows firewall was unable to make the requested updates"

And when I try to update the computer, it says 80070002 ( so I did the appropriate cleanout method to alleiviate this and it wouldnt let me delete the logs)
( I dont know what is wrong with this stupid laptop

A:Can't open Windows Defender or Firewall or update!!

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have Windows 7 and Update, Defender and Firewall are not working and not found in services.  I use AVG.  Stopping AVG does not help with reactivating any of these.  I've tried looking in HKEY for some viruses that seem to be assiciated with these symptoms and don't find them.  Windows FixIt service does nothing to help. 

A:Windows Update, Defender, Firewall Not working missing

      Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.N... Read more

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Recently I have ran into some trouble with certain aspects of Windows 7. My problems can be best described by the 4 images attached.

So, where should I begin?

A:Windows 7 Errors: Defender, Update, Troubleshooter, and .NET Framework

With problems like this always assume a potential virus
If you can run a full anti virus scan
run a scan with malwarebytes and then run a scan with eset online.
If these are negative we are pretty sure it is not a virus, but not 100% certain.

See if you can go back a week before the problem with system restore.

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Windows update error code : Code 80240016 (because Windows Defender will not update)
Windows Defender (from program) error code: Code 0x800705b4 (timeout period expired)
Windows Defender Network : successfully able to start in services.msc
Windows Defender Service error code: Code 0x80070005 (access denied)
 
I am unable to update windows defender or upgrade to windows 10 because of it, I have no other third party malware protection installed, and am unable to start windows defender from the program, the program opens but will not start and am unable to change anything else such as settings.
 
I have used services.msc to try and start it from there and have had no luck, but the windows defender network seems to start and work ok. YES windows defender service is set to AUTOMATIC
 
I have removed all malware detected by the full paid version of malwarebytes anti malware before uninstalling it (only trainers for darksouls)
 
I have used regedit to remove all conflicting registry errors (there were none) also windows defender does not even show up in HKEYLOCAL_MACHINE under microsoft
 
I have used administrator command promt to run sfc/scannow (no change) a few errors popped up but it said it couldn't get rid of them all.
 
This is about all i can remember that i have tried, I'm sure there was more i can't think of right now. nothing has helped one bit.

A:Windows Defender access denied: unable to update Defender or to Windows 10

Are you running an antivirus other than Windows Defender?

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I have a embedded Windows 8.1 with media center operating system, capable of (refresh) and (reset) the hard drive.
I slowly saw how my hard drive was losing GB's over a period of time, with no-downloading other than Windows Update & Windows Defender definitions. A loss of 32 GB's is recorded during this time period as of today's date.
Question: Which option is best to recover loss of GB's over a period of time, due to Windows Updates & Windows Defender definitions? The refresh option or the reset option.
Signed: Lee Vernon Payne -12/12/2018 -1:51 PM.

Lee Payne

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Hello. I am experiencing trouble with my HP Windows 7 64Bit laptop. I noticed some changes back in December but thought it was because I received a new modem/router from ATT. I am always being redirected when I click on a link or have adware pop up. I use Google Chrome and installed an AdBlocker but it doesn't help. Also, I run spybot and CCleaner each week and SuperAntispyware and Uniblue registry booster everyday. When I click on Window Firewall, I get the following message: Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings error code 0x80070424I ran the Fix it tools, but it sent me to an online forum for more help. From there I found out that my Window Defender and Windows Security Essentials were also not working. I was able to install WSE but I am getting the same error code for Window Defender. Windows Security Essentials ran and found some issues and said it needed to restart to clear out the issues. However, during the restart, it tells me that it has encounter a problem and must reboot. On the forum, I read that I am most likely infected with a root kit virus. I have a folder called system64 C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM64 and a file called consrv.dll C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONSRV.DLLI. On another site, they asked for me to run Malwarebytes,OLT,TDSSKiller, and MBRCheck. This programs ran but the WSE popped up and rebooted my computer again, which puts me back to where I started.I went back to the forum and was redirected here. I tried to follow the Preparation Guide but r... Read more

A:Error code 0x80070424 Windows Firewall and Windows Defender are disabled

On the forum, I read that I am most likely infected with a root kit virus. I have a folder called system64 C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM64 and a file called consrv.dll C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONSRV.DLLI.DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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Hi! Recently I was trying to allow access to one of my programs in firewall, firewall says it needs to switch to default settings, so I click it, it shows "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424. Ive looked for a long time trying to find a solution, and from what ive gathered, I have malware (that I might have got rid of) that might have deleted these (they do not exist in the services list), but I am not positive, I am willing to try anything, please help
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A:Error Code 0x80070424 with windows firewall and windows defender

I do not see Windows Firewall on your startup services needed for enabling. What happens prior to this?

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My acer aspire 5542 running windows 7 64-bit is one week old. From day one I couldn't download updates for windows defender (through windows defender update or manually) I also couldn't access any download locations on microsoft website. I can access the website itself but if i click on any program or update download link i get 'server couldn't be located' type of msg, as if the internet wasn't connected. i have just tried disabling the firewall and then it all worked well so I know it's the firewall issue. I enabled windows defender in the allow programs list but still no luck! And how can I enable the microsoft website??? And how the hell is microsoft blocking it's own website??? Pls help
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I have been having this problem for about a month or two AFTER I had the "FBI child porn, illegal downloading music" virus. I do not think I have the virus anymore, but that something maybe in windows became corrupt and I can no longer download ANYTHING from the net. PLEASE HELP! Very frustrating...I have some logs from DDS and Malwarebytes that I can post if needed...Thanks In advance.

A:Windows defender blocks ALL downloads...Can't turn on windows firewall

Hello nick20z71 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same... Read more

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Whatever virus I had or have somehow disabled my win firewall and win defender, now when I try to restart then I get error msg 80070424. Im running windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

A:Windows Firewall and Windows Defender downed, not restartable.

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Battle:

Avast Free Antivirus vs Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.
I almost never use Avast as an On Demand Scanner anyway just protection. What do you guys think?
Which is better when it comes to the following:


Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)
Real World System Impact
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)
Overall Winner

 

A:Avast Free vs Windows Defender and Windows Firewall

If we're talking about Windows "10" Firewall/Defender, I might be inclined to go with Windows Defender/Firewall + some other realtime prot like Zemana over Avast AV. However, if we're talking about Windows 7, I'd go with AVAST. In my circumstances as a W7 user, I'd go with AVAST.
 

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Yesterday I posted about using Comodo Firewall and a Cloud AV.

So today I setup Comodo Firewall as proactive, turned off it's hips, and AV, just leaving the firewall, I installed Panda AV Pro, and turned off Panda's firewall.

But Panda kept turning windows firewall back on. So I went into Gpedit, the registry, services and control panel and completely turned off Windows Firewall and Windows defender.

Leaving me with Panda Cloud, Comodo Firewall, and SmadAV (Pro Version)
 

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HI guys I would just like to ask if windows defender and firewall are as good as mcafee if so I would uninstall mcafee and turn them on. why pay if they are just as good.
 

A:Solved: mcafee vs windows defender and windows firewall

If you have Windows 8, as your posting in that forum suggests, then you'd probably be OK. "Windows Defender" is actually the re-branded Microsoft Security Essentials, and that's a full anti-virus.

If you have Windows 7, as your compute specs indicate, then Windows defender is just antispyware. You can get MSE (for free), but don't have it by default.
Pick it up here: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I'd certainly suggest that MSE, coupled with the firewall, is as good as McAfee.
 

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i am not good at english, hope i can make myself clear.hello, everyone. this is all my fault. i download a movie call "Brave" via torrent from internet. after download i can't open the video file, the readme file tell me that i need to install a decoder software in the same folder. i use the microsoft security essential to scan this "decoder", all good. so i install it after scaning.then, bad thing happened. the microsoft security essential realtime protection shut down. windows fire wall shut down. windows update shut down. the most important, all of those three could not be restart and i can't find each of them in the services.msci search on google for a solution. it take a long time. finally, i found something on the google. the solution is use "sc" command to recreate the service on services.msc. then i download a reg file called "wscsvc.reg" from that site, and import it to the system.http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?116524-Win7-Security-Centre-service-missing-after-malware-infectionWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\wscsvc.dll,-200""ErrorControl"=dword:00000001"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,... Read more

A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi, I'm only running Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control on my Win 8 Pro x64. Are these enough for my security? Can anybody recommend any security setup that won't slow down my system? Much appreciated.

A:Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control

hi. i usually say it depends on what you use the computer for ,and how careful you are ,i have been using win8 since last August and windows defender and windows firewall is all i use for realtime security,"so far so good " . i also have malwarebytes for scanning for malware/trojans and such ,and spywareblaster for blocking IE and Firefox from loading known bad web site,and i don't open email attachments

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Hello all.I recently (within the last two months) fixed my computer from the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 and some related viruses. However, they seem to have left some lasting damage. I cannot get Windows Firewall to turn on, when I go to the action center it tells me Error 0x80070422 can't change some of your settings when attempting to turn it on, while Windows Defender tells me that it is not an installed service. Checking with start > Services I noticed that not only was Windows Defender missing, but so was Windows Firewall. I went to this topic here but I ended up getting this same error as one of the others in the topic. error It did not fix either the Windows Firewall nor Windows Defender.I had also gotten a strange pop up coupon ad that looked like this, note that that isn't my screenshot. A system restore has stopped bringing it up, although I'm not sure I trust that.I nominally run MBAM and MSE, and picked up Spybot S&D after a friend told me that the Win 7 Antivirus had probably left a tracker that was bringing it back.

A:Error with Windows Firewall, Windows Defender

It sounds to me like you've still got some sort of malware on your PC. You might consider re-posting in the Security forum. Read the topic 'RKILL'. That can help with a lot of issues. One of the advisers in that forum will help you with your problem.

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I haven't really had an issue with this before that i noticed, but i had AVG 2012 professional for the longest time and forgot to disable the firewall on it before uninstalling, i recently fixed that issue today and it's not showing that as an issue anymore when i run Microsoft Fix it. The firewall would show an error then but now it just shows an hourglass on my mouse and does nothing. I downloaded FSS and here is a copy of my log i would appreciate any help i can get, thank you kindly. Also in my services I don't have Windows Event Controller. Thank you!

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 13-09-2013
Ran by Admin (administrator) on 19-10-2013 at 03:13:05
Running from "C:\Users\Admin\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************

Internet Services:
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Connection Status:
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Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
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MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
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"HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile" registry key does not exist.
System Restore:
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A:Windows defender and Windows Firewall missing

Hello dkdakota and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try running the AVG removal tool as per the instructions provided:

AVG | Download tools and utilities

Next, check for any damaged or corrupt Windows 7 system files by running a System File Checker scan. Run the scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) and if problems are found, run the scan at least 3 times. Reboot the computer immediately after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi all,

I Always used 3rd part AV and firewall and even well configured with many rules.

But with a clean install of Win10 AU I am using the tools that MS give us.

About the firewall, especially, do you think I risk too much?

Everything that ENTER is blocked but everything that QUIT is leave without any permission.

I don't want also to use weird software of "control" of the firewall.

I am thinking that all this tools makes problems and issues and if I can stay with MS tools I have only to earn about stability, performance and future W10 upgrades.

What do you think?

A:Using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall for Win10

I used to use third party software, but have now switched to Windows Defender and Firewall and I find it a lot better than third party.
At least with windows own, I found that all upgrades downloaded and installed with no problem

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This focused security investment combines the best of Windows Defender ATP and the Windows security stack. We integrated Windows 10?s new prevention technologies, enhanced our built-in sensors to better detect script-based attacks, added new response capabilities and opened up powerful analytics.

So now, let?s see what we are lighting up in more detail:
Windows security features working in unison ? Get visibility into security alerts coming from the combined stack of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Windows Defender Antivirus (AV), Windows Defender Firewall, Windows Defender SmartScreen, Windows Defender Device Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. See events reported across the stack in each machine?s timeline. Here are some of the new things Security Operations (SecOps) would be able to achieve:
See alerts and events from Windows Defender SmartScreen that show if an employee within the company clicked on a specific URL despite receiving warning message
See Windows Defender Device Guard events surfacing attempts to run unauthorized applications that have been restricted from running in the organization
See applications blocked or audited by the Windows Defender Exploit Guard protection rules
See Windows Defender Antivirus detections and Windows Defender Firewall blocks
View security events and alerts information for sessions taking place within the Windows Defender Application Guard isolated containers (Figure 1)
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A:Windows Defender ATP Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now open for public preview

As usual, Microsoft makes an announcement that does not include a lot of pertinent details that will result in mass confusion.

This is for Windows Enterprise and Education only; it will not be shipped with Windows Home and Pro versions.

In fact, Windows Defender ATP is not included with Enterprise and Education by default. ATP requires the purchase of a subscription.

Pay attention to Microsoft's caveat:

Important

Some information relates to prereleased product which may be substantially modified before it's commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.

They list Windows Pro and Pro Education, but ATP cannot be purchased for Pro at the home-use level. It is for enterprises and other institutions that have opted to use Windows Pro at the volume level.
 

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I have been getting these error codes every time i try to update windows
software. I have googled extensively on this problem and followed guides, but
its still giving me error codes. I am NOT using a proxy or anything like
that. This error poped up after I uninstalled kaspersky from my computer I
believe. I am running Vista 32bit SP1 (SP1 because i still havent been able
to update). I have tried using Microsoft's update links, but they are broken
because they just return me to google. Please help someone! I need to get
this fixed before tomorrow because of that new virus.

A:Error codes 80244019 (windows Update) and 0x8024402c (windows Defender)

Dude I just had my system crash after doing a windows update. I was trying to update everything before that new virus and now it looks like I have already been hit

I currently have a screen stuck saying

!! 0xc01a001d !! 37362/94537 (\Registry\machine\components\deriveddata...)

Is there anyone that can help?

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Another machine with issues. Booted to safe mode and install malwarebytes. Removed 3 pup programs (including coupon clipper and rocket mp3 - tried to use windows uninstall to remove some of them after malwarebytes cleaned up) (over 100 files were cleaned up). Booted in normal mode. Windows update did not update for about a week. Trend Micro firewall/av not updating. Noticed windows defender message in logs (not starting). Updated mailwarebytes and reran - came up clean. Had to reinstall Trend Micro so updates would work. Ran trend micro scan - Nothing found. Ran malwarebytes rootkit checker - nothing. tried to run windows update. Not all updates worked (especially windows defender update). Tried to get windows defender to work - Failed. Ran windows update - Noticed 1 update for office 2010 not working - hid the update. Ran it again - found 5 updates. 1 installed but the others failed. Rebooted machine. Windows update stated that windows was updated. ---WRONG BEHAVIOR Those 4 updates should still be there-- Suspect some kind of virus but none seem to be obvious--. FRST64 logs included DDS logs included Malware files included Summary.nfo file included. Please advice.

A:Unknown maiware - Windows defender disabled. Problems with windows update.

Files did not attach first time. Here they are.

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I downloaded COMODO Firewall Pro

But do I still need to enable Windows Defender & Windows Firewall?

A:Windows Defender & Windows Firewall

IIRC, Comodo should disable the Windows firewall automatically but if it didn't, you should disable it manually. You can keep Defender but I hope that's not your only spyware program.

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About a month ago, I used the built-in Windows 10 recovery method to reinstall Windows 10. I still had a few glitches from my original Windows 7 installation, and these have been resolved by the reinstall.

One thing I've noticed, however, is that I'm getting an error message whenever I try to install the definition update for Windows Defender:

Definitie-update voor Windows Defender - KB2267602 (definitie 1.215.1024.0) - Fout 0x80070643

I already tried sfc /scannow, and it didn't find anything that required fixing. I also tried MicrosoftFixit.msi and NetFxRepairTool.exe, because Googling the error message brought me the news that it was related to the .NET framework.

To be clear: I don't use Windows Defender right now. I got Norton Security installed and it serves me well. I know some people consider it a resource hog, but I've tried Avira as a recommendation by Tom's Guide and it was even worse. My Norton still lasts over 200 days so I have plenty of time if I want to replace it by then. However, I do want Windows to be fully updated, and not having that update finished just stands out like a red ship in a sea of white.

I've considered that this error might be because of Norton, but I didn't have issues before resetting Windows, so I don't see why it would be Norton that suddenly throws a fit about it.

How do I fix this?

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Windows security center and Defender can't be started, I've tried the methods that I have found here and In the web but nothing seems to work. Malwarebytes once detected somespyware that was removed, and hasn't caught anything ever since. Windows update donwloaded and installed something but then it stopped.

Around the time the problem started TrendMicro Worry Free pack asked for activation and the window stuck, it's was able to click but activation button didn't send me anywhere. This software came with the computer and it has been uninstalled.

Could it be a registry problem instead of a virus?.

Here are the Logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 03:31:07 p.m., on 30/04/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\AccelerometerP11\FF_Protection.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe
C:\Users\Juan Manuel Morales\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Juan Manuel Morales\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Juan Manuel Morales\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Users\Juan Manuel Morales\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:Security Center, Windows Defender and Windows Update can't work.

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Windows Vista Home Premium x86 (32Bit) Service Pack 2

Everytime I restart Vista I get the follow Error:
INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR
Also, Search Engines Redirect me, and my explorer would freeze on me. I would also get an error message (Windows Host Services have stopped working) but it went away.
I tried running RKILL and an immediate bluescreen pops up: DRIVERS_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I tried fixing some things on my own, but now I am stumped.
I had mcafee,but switched to kaspersky since the issue. Everytime I scan, right before I would update the scanners.

I use Malwarebytes and Kaspersky along with CCleaner. And I use TuneUp to speed up my PC.
Nothing has been found.

This problem started with Windows 7 (On Drive E:\). I tried updating iTunes to 10.2.2 and a security message popped asking me allow or deny. I choose allow out of habit before I could process it did not say apple but some random letters and number followed by (.exe).

My computer froze and ever since my Windows 7 would not boot, and when I try to load it in Safe mode, only 3 drivers load (too fast to read them) and it immediately goes to startup repair-which of course, fails.

Now Vista (On Drive C:\)....well, it's Vista lol. My windows defender error when trying to update - (0x8007043c) and windows update error - (80072EFE). I believe it is a rootkit error or something with SVCHOST.exe but not entirely sure.

Please help me, thanks.

DDS Log:

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
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A:80072EFE Cant Update iTunes, Windows Defender, or Windows Vista

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Hello,

I am having trouble with Windows Defender and Update. I am getting error 0x800705b4 for Defender and though I've searched online on how to fix the problem none of them seem to work. Also, my computer won't let me access the update & security portion of my settings. When I click on it the window closes immediately.

A:Can't turn on Windows Defender and cannot open windows update window

RE : I am having trouble with Windows Defender and Update. I am getting error 0x800705b4
That error code usually happens, but not necessarily always because of that, when you have a 3rd party anti-virus program installed, such as Avast, AVG, Norton and McAfee. Those programs mentioned have their own defender and having 2 defenders running in the same computer will create conflicts, not to mention redundancy. Therefore, those programs will shut down Windows Defender.

Editing............
Please disregard the suggestion posted below. I misunderstood your question.

RE : my computer won't let me access the update & security portion of my settings
Try this tutorial :
Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

Also, have a look at this:
Windows Update Troubleshooter

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I run Windows 7 Professional and last Tuesday when there was Windows Update was when things started to go odd. First the anti-virus and Windows Defender kept shutting off because the updates were installing, but one of the updates couldn't install. So it would try again a few hours later. I finally rebooted thinking that would make the update take place. When rebooting it said it was doing the updates and after that it would reboot (was on the shut down screen). When I booted back up later there was still one update that needed to be installed (an important one it said) but when I tried to install it it had trouble and said the update failed. I also noticed that my downloads in my browsers were not working (it would remove the download as soon as it finished .. tried with 3 browsers but it seems unrelated as others are having this issue just recently as well). I rebooted again last night thinking it might update then but this time it didn't. I booted the computer after I had it off all last night and that one update still needs to update and the anti-virus now can't be found and Window Defender was not enabled but I reenabled it and that is running. The problem is I can't just download an anti-virus and install it as my browser still won't download. So now I am typing this without any anti-virus contemplating going to the store to buy ESET or Bit Defender or something. I was using Windows Security Essentials (that is why it could possibly be related to the... Read more

A:Probs w/ Windows Update, Anti-Virus and Windows Defender

Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size List restore pointsClick Go and post the result.DownloadFarbar service scanner Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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I am on Windows 8 (original/classic x64 Pro), and since I have now installed all updates, I attempted turning off the Windows Update service, and then tested updating Windows Defender. Voila! It worked.

But if I keep my system in the configuration, will there be an issue running or updating Windows Defender (and would there be a functionality issue for Windows itself in the future)?

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Hi,
 
I'm having troubles with my laptop lately, as both my security softwares were taken down, and now I'm running on Avast! and spybots. I used super-anti spyware and it removed a trojan however the removal seemed to be unclean as there's still a startup registry for the malware which kept on regenerating. In addition I discovered lately that my windows update with an error code of 0x80073712 have failed multiple times, and none of the solutions provided by Microsoft resolved the problem. Please help me and thanks in advance for the support! 
 

A:MSE, Windows Defender disappeared and windows update failed.

Welcome aboard  Please download Farbar Service Scanner Download Link and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:

Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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Yesterday I uninstalled MSE and installed ESET NOD 32 v8.Everything is going good.But the problem is windows update pops up and says new updates are available.And it shows a 24.7 MB update for windows defender.Windows defender is turned off on my machine.I myself turned it off.Action center is saying that antivirus and antispyware protection is getting covered by eset.Then why the update for windows defender is popping up?Everytime I hide it and after a few time it comes back.The Windows update setting is set to ask me when updates are available.I am on windows 7 32 bit os.With 2GB RAM and core i3 2nd processor.Along with 500GB HDD.

A:Can not hide the definition update for windows defender on windows 7.

Hello there,Windows Defender will automatically update regardless of whether you have another AV active or not - I have Emsisoft Internet Security, and Windows Defender is still up to date.My suggestion is to let it update, since there is no harm in doing so Alex

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hello i have a problem on a laptop i have. I formated it using a windows 7 premiem install cd. i was about to do some updates and for some reason it says that the service is running. I went to go check into the services and it was running so a stop and re-enable it nothing. its the same thing with windows defender. I did a disk check but still nothing. I did a system restore to and nothing

So both services are running but it says its not running.

A:Windows update service not running and windows defender

Is your copy of Windows registerd?.

Take a snap shot of your windows update logs and post it here.

%windir%\Windowsupdate.log

Your specs show your using a 1TB hdd, Take a read of this Article, Apply the hotfix suggested by Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

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Hi, I am a first time poster so my apologies if i leave out any vital information but i'll try to be as complete as possible!

I have a 2 year old HP pavillion dv7 4090eb running windows 7 Home Premium.
I wiped it clean and reinstalled windows using the factory restore thingy.

specs:
Processor -- Intel i7 Q720 @ 1.60Ghz
Ram -- 6GB
Graphics -- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
HDD -- 750.0 GB - SATA-150 - 5200.0 rpm

What i have done since i restored it:
I removed a bunch of HP bloatware that didn't look like it could do any harm what so ever by uninstalling it (hp mediasmart video, cyberlink labeling, etc...
I installed a few basic programs like chrome, vlc, winrar, etc...

Reason i restored it to factory in the first place:
It used to have heat issues because the fan got clogged up by dust. It was still under warranty so i had it checked out and they replaced the entire cooling assembly. Ever since then my laptop has been cutting out(like pulling the plug from a desktop). It generally happens at crucial moments when i'm asking relativly high processing power and RAM (using matlab or World of Tanks) (15-20%CPU 3-3.5GB RAM). So i pretty much wanted to rule out if it was a software issue or not.. (its not cause it still cuts out randomly)
Note: This isn't related to the laptop overheating since it does it wether its hot or not. (unless they didn't fix a faulty Temp Sensor near the CPU wich i would have no clue on how to figure that out)

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A:[SOLVED] Windows Update &amp;&amp; Windows Defender issue

You could try this Windows auto fixit (scroll down the page) to repair the Windows Installer How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer but I'd be considering re-doing the factory reset and vet a bit more carefully what you are uninstalling in the bloatware.

Not sure if this will resolve your Windows Defender problem Question Defense ? Windows Defender: This operation returned because the timeout period expired. (Error Code: 0x800705b4) but would tend to support re-doing the reset if it has restored with corrupt .dll(s).

However, if you have an install disk that you can boot up with, then these cmds (courtesy of Jenae) should repair the registry if a sfc /scannow doesn't do it - and as always, create a restore point first before making any changes to the registry.

As for the last bit regarding changing the boot order back to HDD first, I have mine to check the DVD and USB drives first so that if I ever need to, then I will be able to boot up with an install disk to run a repair.

Recovery of Corrupt Registry

These instructions apply only to Windows 7

1. Turn on your computer and press F1 or F2 to go into BIOS settings. On "Booting" section set your computer to boot from your cd/dvd drive. Insert the Windows 7 installation CD or DVD (either full or upgrade version) into the drive and save your new settings and exit BIOS mode. When your computer starts again it will ask you to press any key to reboot ... Read more

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I ran into trouble with my ultrabook pc.

1. My machine runs Win 8.1
2. I hv a pro version of Malwarebytes running as well
3. I hv installed Kaspersky 2015 internet AV

I am a novice, so you can imagine what all I hv installed. I realised that Win 8.1 runs a defender and spyware - unfortunately both are turned off.

Action center prompted me to turn it on. When I attempt to turn it on, It points me to Windows:System32RVfolder

Not responding. In the mele, my Samsung S Agent and Support Center hv turned off or hv bn corrupted. The service agents suggested that I refresh the pc which I am against. Can any one of guys help.

I did read some threads and follow the path. Went to 'Services.msc' located windows defender - which showed manual mode, attempted to change it to 'automatic' did not work. I located 'windows defender network' which reads manual mode, attempted to change it to automatic mode, error 577 popped up.

Wonder if I am done with OS and follow the advice of the S Agent, who can't differentiate the issues at hand.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Rgds - Sai

A:Windows 8.1 - Firewall & Defender

Just ignore Action Center. It has a tendency of going Chicken Little over nothing. As long as Firewall is off, Defender is off, then don't worry.

As for the all-in-one security. Sometimes those software packages tend to cause headaches when they are not user friendly, regarding Firewall Rules when going from your home (Private) network to say a Public (unsecured) network.

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Hello
is it posible to remove Windows Firewall+Defender from Windows 10 ISO image?
Installing Windows 10 without FW+DEF?
Just to make it slim

Thanks

A:Windows Firewall-Defender

That is only a good idea if you never go on the internet. But if you do go on the internet, you need these components to keep you out of trouble. And why do you want to make the system "slim"?

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I haven't found this asked but is Windows Defender and Firewall included on Windows 10 like it was on Windows 8.1?
 

A:Windows Defender & Firewall

At a first glance they look exactly the same.
 

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This post is for information only
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If you have Windows Defender (Beta) installed or intend installing it then you should first check with your AntiVirus and Firewall vendor(s) that their products will reside without conflict with Windows Defender (Beta).

There is some evidence that compatibility issues between Windows Defender (Beta) and certain AV and Firewall products might result in corruption of key system files which could potentially result in BSOD and an unbootable system.

If you have WD (Beta) installed and have recently been experienclng BSOD then uninstall WD (Beta) and check the Registry to ensure that all entries have been removed.
 

A:Windows Defender and your AV & Firewall

do you have references that can be referred too? can you provide links to the info? thanks.
 

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So i'm guessing windows defender is the best thing for antivirus/spyware for my windows 8 computer?

Also can it scan certain files/folders/zips/rars? etc?

also let's say i download a program/file thats a virus does it get it instantly and remove it?

also wheres the firewall?

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So Here is a question of speculation and opinion:
Having fooled around with some some windows defender / windows firewall settings in windows 7 it is plain to see that these programs are becoming more verbose in their options and configuration (a far cry from the win defender/firewall of XP). That being the case, is it unreasonable to expect a feasible (and working) security software suite to come from microsoft in the near future or will 3rd party solutions always be better? Will 3rd party security suites be better because they each have their own strengths and vulnerabilities versus a more universal microsoft suite who's vulnerabilities could be exploited on a greater scale (if that makes sense).
food for thought...
//Dave

A:Windows Defender / Firewall

Microsoft Security Essentials has been out for a while now, and it is a great tool from MS. I highly recommend it, and its free.

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I know Windows Defender (which came installed on my win 8 Dell Laptop) works for anti-virus, but does anyone know if this also is used for firewal? what about malware?

If not, and if I need to download other programs, can anyone suggest free items I can use along with Win. Defender?

thank you!
 

A:Does Windows Defender have a firewall?

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I have read all the post and have done some of what was asked and I did a FSS scan and this is the final result:
 
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 03-05-2014
Ran by Emmes (administrator) on 11-05-2014 at 20:02:26
Running from "C:\Users\Emmes\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************
 
Internet Services:
============
 
Connection Status:
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Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
 
 
Windows Firewall:
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MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
 
bfe Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of bfe service is OK.
The ImagePath of bfe service is OK.
The ServiceDll of bfe service is OK.
 
 
Firewall Disabled Policy:
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System Restore:
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System Restore Disabled Policy:
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Action Center:
============
 
 
Windows Update:
============
 
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
============================
 
 
Windows Defender:
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WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of WinDefend service is OK.
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A:firewall and windows defender not turning on

i got my firewall and defender fixed. i followed the steps given to Dopey123 by Narenxp but before i completed the windows repair tool, after having a malaware scan done i followed the steps to remove PUP.Optional.mindspark. from;  
 
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pup-optional-mindspark-removal/
 
my final step was to follow the instructions from the windows repair tool. 

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Mod Edit:Moved from Vista to Am I Infected ~~ boopme
 
I have the issue that I cannot turn on Windows Firewall or Defender.  When I try to turn on the firewall I get the error "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings".  When I try to start Windows Defender I get the error "Windows Defender encounted an error: 0x80070424.  The specified service does not exist as an installed service."
 
Does anyone know if this a problem with the computer or possibly a virus?

A:Windows Firewall And Defender Won't Turn On

    Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

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Hello, I'm having difficulty working around a problem I encountered while attempting to pre-download the upcoming Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment.

I've not been having any problems with my machine, until I attempted the download and was told I was behind a firewall. Upon seeing this, I entered the Security Center and actually saw that the Firewall showed to be off. Unsure of what was going on, I attempted to turn the firewall on, then back off, only to receive the error message: Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall Settings.

When attempting to access Windows Defender through Start Menu, I receive the error: Windows Defender encountered an error: 0x80070424. The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

Following is the DDS log requested.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Tim at 21:07:17 on 2012-04-29
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2557.1022 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spyware Doctor *Disabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
FW: avast! Internet Security *Disabled* {131692B0-0864-D491-4E21-3A3A1D8BBB47}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Problem with Windows Defender/Firewall

Hello and welcome to TSF Virus & Malware support. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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