Resolving Windows® 7 Firewall Turn on Problems
Are you not able to turn on firewall on Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest and best operating system from Microsoft yet. This operating system comes packed with many features, such as Windows Aero, Windows Defender, Windows Search, etc. Windows 7 is also more stable and secure than previous versions of Windows based operating systems. Windows 7 has a two-way firewall that protects the system from all kinds of malicious programs. A firewall can be best explained as a software program that protects the system from malware by blocking or filtering malicious codes. The two-way firewall means that even if the system got infected with some malware infections, the data on the system will not be allowed to be sent out without the user’s permission. The firewall on Windows 7 has a very simple interface and can be used easily. The firewall on Windows 7 can be turned on using the 'Security; options in the 'Control'. Nonetheless, you may face some problems with the use of the firewall. These problems include firewall not turning on issue. The firewall on your Windows 7 system may not be turning on because of malware infections, issues with some of the system files associated with the firewall, conflicts within applications on the system, problems with registry permission, etc.
Following are some tips to solve the firewall not turning on issue in Windows 7:
- Antivirus programs
- Resolve registry issues
- Repair operating system
The malware infections on your Windows 7 may be preventing the firewall from turning on. Malware infections are known to cause such problems so that data from the system can be sent to the malware source and new malware can be downloaded to the system. Such malware related firewall problems on Windows 7 can be easily resolved by installing a good antivirus program, such as Norton AntiVirus, and removing all the malware infections.
Resolve registry issues
Registry of Windows 7 contains information regarding the working of the system. Registry contains information regarding permissions for starting or stopping some services and if the registry entries related to turning on the firewall get damaged or corrupted in some way, then users will not be able to turn on the firewall. Such problems can be resolved by repairing the registry of the system either manually or with the help of a registry cleaning software.
If some of the system files associated with the firewall on Windows 7 get damaged, then the firewall will not turn on. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by repairing the operating system. If the problem seems to have come up after some changes to system files were made, users can also make use of System Restore tool to restore the operating system.
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