Firewall disabled after running Malwarebytes and update to service pack 3

By maddaz
Aug 14, 2010
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  1. i recently installed windows service pack 3 and ran a scan using malwarebytes, the following day i realized my firewall was off an would not restart. After employing the route:
    cp->services->windows firewall/ics = start
    the error message "cannot start ics because required file is missing"
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    And what did a remove and reinstall do for you? You should be able to uninstall and reinstall Service Pack 3... though that will mean re-installing a number of Windows updates.
    Have you noticed any other performance issues.
    You might have to run Windows in repair install, or System restore.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    What antivirus do you use? Is it just an antivirus or a "security suite"?

    Point being.... are you sure your machine relies on the Windows firewall? Or might you have a 3rd party firewall installed which would turn off Windows firewall? just a point to double check
  4. maddaz

    maddaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @ Lookin Around I use Avg regular antivirus not a suite,so there are no firewalls on the system
    @Raybay the system wont allow a system restore i'll try the reinstallation and let u know what happens
  5. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

  6. maddaz

    maddaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @ ruready2 your suggestion still does that resolve my problem, i dont know if my computer may have contracted a potent malicious program as my anti virus now detects one in the system 32 folder but say files are inaccessible, when a force removal is done

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