Learn why Windows® 7 Firewall is not working
Why is it that the Windows 7 Firewall stops working? What are the probable causes and how can it be fixed?
Firewall is a security program provided by Microsoft which protects the system from malicious attacks. This feature is incorporated in Windows series of operating system. Firewall can detect almost all types of threats such as worms, viruses Trojans etc. Windows Firewall is mainly designed to protect the system from network attacks. Firewall is a powerful security tool which can detect and remove all types of real time errors. Updating with the latest Firewall will allow the user to work with network easily and safely. Windows 7 is the latest Windows series operating system. Windows 7 Home Edition, Professional and Ultimate are the three major versions of Windows 7. These operating systems are suited for all types of environment such as home, business use etc. They also offer powerful security and backup facilities. Windows 7 Firewall is one such security measure which can protect the system from attacks. But sometimes Firewall in windows 7 will not work properly. There are several factors for these issues. If your system has a antivirus program, then this condition can occur. Another reason for crashing of Windows 7 Firewall is due to any malicious attacks.
Some of the reasons for Windows 7 Firewall not working and tips to fix these issues are given below:
- Other antivirus programs
- Malicious attacks
- Tips to fix the issues
Other antivirus programs
There are several reasons for the improper working of Firewall in Windows 7. Sometimes if there is any additional antivirus software or other programs then Windows 7 Firewall cannot work properly and will leads to several issues. This is because Windows 7 registries cannot support more than one antivirus program. If Windows 7 is loaded with more than one antivirus program then the Firewall of Windows 7 will not work.
Another reason for the improper working of Firewall is due to the malicious attacks. That is if your Windows 7 computer is infected with any malwares then it may disable Windows 7 Firewall. Malwares such as virus worms, Trojans etc has the ability to block all antivirus and security programs to make their existence safer. Therefore if your system gets infected with any these types of malwares then it will block the Firewall.
If Windows 7 is loaded with more than one antivirus program, then disable it for the proper working of Firewall. Uninstalling all such programs will result in the proper working of Firewall. You can add programs in the exception tab of Firewall settings. If the system is infected with any malicious programs, then you can enable Firewall after the removal of these infections.
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