Windows Firewall access issues

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Dill373

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This issue is more irritating than anything. Whenever I try to open the Advanced Settings in Windows Firewall, it brings up the error saying "You do not have the correct permissions to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console. You must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Operators group to perform this task." Giving the error code 0x5. In addition I cannot turn the firewall off, nor add program exceptions. If i try to disable it using the cmd it just tells me "access is denied".

I have run a full system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and with Malwarebytes coming up clean. I have noticed this issue came up recently after I had moved, not sure if this is network related.

Have researched around and came up empty. Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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Hello Dill373 and Welcome to TSG!

Is your account admin? Have you checked in Security to see if you are in the list? Are you the only user on this system?
 

Dill373

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Thank you!

And yes, only user on the system. Full admin privileges.
 
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What happens if you enable the account "Administrator", which has more privileges than a user with admin privileges.

You could also create another profile in "the adminstrators" group. A corrupt profile can cause your problem.

For more info re the differences between the administrator account in XP & it in W7, please see:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=290811

RF123
 

Dill373

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I assume I am not the owner of the C:\ drive as it states "TrustedInstaller".

As for the trying with the actual "Administrator" profile, I am getting the same error. This also happens if I create a new user with admin privileges.
 
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Dill :
By "the same error" do you refer to your statement in #1 of this thread?
"You do not have the correct permissions to open
Please clarify & provide the exact verbage, a screen shot would be marvelous.
:)

When did the computer last work well? When did the problem begin? Sometimes the exact date is important.

What changed; a hardware or software installation or removal; an update to W7 [ check your W7 update history ] or update to your anti malware or other antimalware program / programs ]; an update to Java or an Adobe program for example?


Thanks.

RF123
 

dvk01

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Do you get a UAC warning when trying to open the firewall advanced options?
if you don't then make sure UAC is turned on & set to highest level. reboot & then try
 

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type regedit

Press Enter.

Browse to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MpsSvc

Right-click MpsSvc and select Permissions...

Verify your permissions.
 
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