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Hello! I am in a bit of a predicament, my computer is not letting me enable the firewall, it comes up with error code 0x80070437 when I click "Use recommended settings" and when I go into services to enable firewall, I stopped it, and then clicked start and then it came up with error 1079, please help!

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any chance you have a disabled service it depends on?

 

What's listed as 'Disabled' in "services.msc"

How do I check what's disabled in services.msc?

 

What AV packages do you have on your computer?

 

What Firewall are you trying to enable?

I have AVG and I am trying to enable the default windows firewall

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Ok turn off AVG firewall i think this is the problem ,then reboot PC and turn on Windows Firewall.

 

With Suite packages you have to becareful ,and i am not kidding AVG is the worst.

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Still didn't work, AVG has been acting very strangely tho, it hasn't been doing virus scans... Will a re-install fix that, or should I just stop using AVG (BTW, it is already payed for)?

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Still didn't work, AVG has been acting very strangely tho, it hasn't been doing virus scans... Will a re-install fix that, or should I just stop using AVG (BTW, it is already payed for)?

 

Ok paid version you should have a phone number to ring to get online support ,i believe the phone number is linked to their office in Cheltenham in Victoria.

 

Depends on how you set AVG up. Did you set any schedules for scanning and such?

 

If i had a second chance i would delete AVG and use another AV package ,like AVAST or Bitdefender.

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Simply

Run > services.msc

Then click the 'Startup Type' row at the top, and see if anything might be related that's disabled. IIRC, windows firewall relies on a lot of Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) services.

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I'm going to +1 the remove AVG tip.

Reinstall by all means, but remove first.

 

Normally as well, while most are bogus, I always run a 'cleanup' between any system tools.

 

-Uninstall AVG

-Grab CCleaner Slim, or portable (slim has no adware toolbar, netierh does portable)

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

-In CCleaner; Temp file scan and delete

-In CCleaner, Registry cleaner 'Fix all problems'

-Reinstall AVG.

 

 

CCleaner is the one program Ive trusted for everyones system when it comes to removing junk (whether it be temp files or registry keys).

Dont buy into the 'faster computer!!!!!!' hype of registry cleaners, the only reason we're running one is because a lot of deep system tools (like firewalls and antivirus') use registry keys to store their settings, and we want to be sure they all get purged.

 

Also, its always nice to remove the crap anyway. You'll be amazed how many 'errors' your registry has.

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I uninstalled AVG, and ran the cleaner you told me to download, and I am now getting ads everywhere from "Fun2Save" and whenever I try to access any website apart from youtube, Google and Xbox it redirects me without even telling me it's going to, to a scam trying to get me to download flash player, even though I have already downloaded it and it is updated to latest version, it says on the page, please make sure your antivirus software is disabled, and the URL is "clickflv.com" which is not flash and it auto starts a download for installation.exe, I have tried rebooting, virus scanning, how else can I fix this?

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I don't know what you've downloaded, lol.

I just re-downloaded it myself (portable version, personally) and it's still good ol' CCleaner.

 

malwarebytes anti-malware (MBAM) scan your computer. The 'trial' is fully functional, no need to buy it.

 

 

EDIT: Ah, I see what it is, you agreed to some adware during install.

between the time that I posted that link, and the time that you downloaded it, the page has been updated and the 'SLIM' build (no ads) has been removed.

 

I assume you downloaded the FULL installer, and clicked 'I agree' when it asked about adware. (that's why I said "Slim, or portable" above). When programs offer you extras, always untick them or click 'Disagree', you rarely need the 'extras'.

 

The program itself is 100% legit and used widely by almost every techie, just we usually read carefully and say no to the 'extras'. Or use the potable one.

Edited by Master_Scythe

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I downloaded it, and it didn't ask for a install, I just launched it and it cleaned my computer, anyway, how do I get rid of it?

 

 

And btw I always uncheck boxes, even ones that sound cool, and I always do custom installs not express or recommended ones

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I did some looking around and some an adware cleaner called ADWCleaner, it seemed to remove the adware I had, I did a virus scan and everything checked out. AVG is working but my windows firewall isn't...

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I am closing this post because I need more help in what I actually need the firewall enabled for I will create a new topic in Storage, Networking and Security. Thanks for the help anyway :)

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Ironically, I wonder if the 'hardening' that AVG provides (like, protecting your browser from BHO's and such) were actually keeping pre-existing spyware\adware at bay.

it's been there a long time, but not been able to rear its head.....

 

 

The only reason I'm guessing, is because I personally checked CCleaner (and as I said, techs have used it since it launched, and still do) and it's clean as ever. The Adware didn't come from there.

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