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Windows Firewall Service Doesn't Start Automatically


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3
#1
Howdy folks,

When I boot my computer I have to start the Windows Firewall service manually by opening services, otherwise I won't be able to perform any local networking actions.

The service is set to Automatic, yet doesn't run until I click "start service"

The Base Filtering Engine Service is automatic and runs fine.

The Remote Procedure Call is also automatic and runs fine.

Anyone have any advice on how I can get Windows Firewall to actually...y'know start running when it's set to be automatic?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise

nougart

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#2
Is Windows Firewall your only firewall? and are you using Windows Defender or another AV ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio

loveandpower

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#4
This could be an infected machine(true not a very smart virus if it still allows you to manually turn on the service... ) so I don't know if I would even consider a virus actually..hmm..

do sfc /scannow and lets see if anything is corrupted. This is done by going to a command prompt and typing that in. IN Windows 8 make sure to run the prompt as an administrator and be advised the scan will take a while.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    AMD 8320
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 7850
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Case
    Azza Solaris
    Internet Speed
    50MBps download/10MBps upload
    Browser
    Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes PRO

loveandpower

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#6
Do you have any antivirus running? Some of these programs act as a firewall as well and will turn off the default firewall (i.e. I know AVG Business has a firewall, there is a Norton firewall as well)

You should also attempt to make a repair batch. This batch will start the services that normally run with Windows Firewall. Just copy the code into notepad and make a batch from it.

*Note this batch was meant for Windows 7 and I don't have enough experience to know how different enterprise 8 is
Code:
sc config MpsSvc start= auto
sc config KeyIso start= auto
sc config BFE start= auto
sc config FwcAgent start= auto
net stop MpsSvc 
net start MpsSvc 
net stop KeyIso 
net start KeyIso
net start Wlansvc
net start dot3svc
net start EapHostnet 
net stop BFE 
net start BFE
net start PolicyAgent
net start MpsSvc
net start IKEEXT
net start DcaSvcnet 
net stop FwcAgent 
net start FwcAgent

The only other option I could think of than would be to try to manually set it to start via the registry. Be advised that you should always be careful when editing the registry. And there again, I don't know enough about Windows 8 enteprise to know how different the registry is compared to other operating systems.

Hopefully somebody else can give further advice.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    AMD 8320
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 7850
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Case
    Azza Solaris
    Internet Speed
    50MBps download/10MBps upload
    Browser
    Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes PRO

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