Windows Firewall/ICS Service Error

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neonclear

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Help! I cannot turn on my firewall on my Windows XP. When I click try to turn it on, I get the message, "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"
I clicked "Yes" and I get
"Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service." I have tried starting it manually, but I get the message,
"Could not start the Windows Firewall/ Internet Connection Sharing service on Local Computer."
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
I have both ipnathlp.dll and ipnat.sys files on my computer.
I already did the sfc /scannow and the cmd=> netsh winsock reset and restarted the computer, but it did not fix it. I've tried the netsh Firewall reset, but no luck.
I've done a full system scan and that did not correct the problem either. I cannot run system restore because it can't restore to any dates.
 
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Help! I cannot turn on my firewall on my Windows XP. When I click try to turn it on, I get the message, "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"
I clicked "Yes" and I get
"Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service." I have tried starting it manually, but I get the message,
"Could not start the Windows Firewall/ Internet Connection Sharing service on Local Computer."
The prime suspect for anything that turns off the firewall is malware so you need to scan with all your anti-malware utilities as soon as possible.
 

neonclear

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I scanned my computer with an anti-malware system and deleted the malware. I checked my system32 folder and ipnathlp.dll is still there. The firewall is still not turning on.
 
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