Fixing issue of Windows® 7 firewall crashing frequently
Offer tips to resolve the issue of Windows 7 crashing frequently.
The firewall option is included in all the Windows Operating Systems starting from Windows XP. The new Windows 7 Operating System also possesses the firewall option with a lot of advanced functionalities. The firewall tool protects the user's computer from all the malware or attackers in the network by creating a barrier around the system. Thus, the system is protected from ID theft, data loss, virus attacks etc. In Windows 7 Operating System, the firewall option is turned on by default. Thus, the user is protected from all the attacks. But the firewall functionality also causes issues with Windows 7 if the tools are not used properly. The frequent crashing of the firewall is one of the issues with the system. The causes of the issue are many since the issue is not specific. If any antivirus software is present or if a third-party firewall other than the Windows firewall is turned on in the system, it can be the primary cause of the issue.
Discussed below are some points related to frequent crashing of the firewall in Windows 7:
- Causes of the issue
- Tips to resolve the issue
- Tips to turn off the firewall
Causes of the issue
The primary reason behind the frequent crashing of the firewall in the Windows 7 Operating System is the existence of any software that possesses the same functionality. Third party manufacturers also provide firewall software to the users. While installing the tools in the Windows 7 Operating System, the user should turn off the 'Windows firewall' option. Otherwise, the system might witness crashes and other such issues. The presence of any rogue program in the system registry also causes the crashing issue in the Windows firewall option. The wrong settings of the firewall utility can also be one of the reasons. The firewall option found in the network computers are managed by the group policy and thus the settings by the administrator are also responsible for this issue.
Tips to resolve the issue
The user should either turn off the 'firewall' option in the Windows 7 Operating System or uninstall other software of the same kind. The corrupted registry contents should be cleaned and system scan should be performed to remove the malware. Reset the firewall settings to remove the changes that occur wrongly. The update option for some programs stops the firewall from working and causes the crashing of the tool. So, the user should be careful while making any changes in the system. Disable the firewall option while you are working on any urgent matter to avoid the issues with the firewall.
The user can turn off the 'firewall' option in the Windows 7 Operating System by following these steps below - The 'turn off' option can fix many of the crashes. Open the 'Control panel' from the 'Start' menu in the Operating System. Then click on the 'Windows firewall' option from the list that appears. Then select the 'Turn on' or 'Turn off' functionality from the left side of the window. Click on the option and select 'Turn off' to stop the firewall from working in the system. The user can also turn on the firewall by following the same steps after the issues are resolved.
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