My firewall will not turn on

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PovZ123

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Hi, for some reason I can't turn my firewall on. I have tired countless times to turn it on or to change settings or allow programs past the firewall. It won't allow me to allow programs in and I need it for World of Warcraft. Please help. :(
 
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Your ICS (Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing) service is probably stopped. Go on Start->Run->services.msc, look for the service and try to start it.
 

PovZ123

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I did what you said and it stopped it right away. I just need to get my firewall on. I just won't do anything when I click "use recommended settings". I have Windows 7.
 
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I did what you said and it stopped it right away. I just need to get my firewall on. I just won't do anything when I click "use recommended settings". I have Windows 7.
Actually, you're supposed to start the service and see if the firewall works. :)
 
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Hmm, I could be wrong, but you might have been attacked, best to wait for qualified members or a moderator to help you along.

Best of luck
Ray
 

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Ref the suggestion above. In Services, it should be set to automatic. You must then either restart the computer, or start the service manually fromm within "Services"

See if you can return the Firewall to it's default:

Type firewall.cpl in Start, Run dialog.
Click the Advanced tab.
Click the Restore Defaults button.
Click Yes to continue when you see this dialog

Restoring the default settings will delete all settings of Windows Firewall that you have made since Windows was installed. This may cause some programs to stop working.

Do you want to continue?
 
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