Error Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall and "Base Filtering Engine Service" Not available in services database list.

Recently, many customers reported the Windows Firewall issue. This seemed to be caused by a wide spread malicious application.


The error message "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424" will pop up when you try to change the Windows Firewall settings. In the meantime, when you restart the system, it might pop up an error saying that "Base Filtering Engine Service" could not be found in the system.

Please note that the same error code could pop up when you try doing anything in Windows Defender.


Download the registry files (You can also export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesBFE from another working Win7 PC)


Launch and import them to registry

Restart your PC

Now,open RUN and type

regedit and click ok

go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesBFE

Right click on it-permissions

Click on ADD and type

Everyone and click ok

Now Click on Everyone

Below you have permission for users

Select full control and click ok

Now,open RUN and type services.msc and click ok

start base filtering engine service and then windows firewall service

Good luck

Note:Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk...


Threads that you can reference:

  Filtering Engine Service" Not available in services database list

  Code 0x80070424 with Windows Firewall, Defender in Windows 7

  7 - Unable to start Windows Firewall

Error Code
  0x80070424 with windows firewall and windows defender Error Code 0x80070424,
  please help

  7 - Windows Firewall missing from Services Menu and Error 0x80070424

Comments (330)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you. you are champion B-)

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Worked like a charm, thank you so much! Followed instructions exactly on windows 7 home edition today

  4. Anonymous says:

    perfekt funktioniert alles wieder

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    as I Try to start up Base filtering It says Error 5: access is Denied, How can I Fix that?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Worked like a charm.  Downloaded and installed both reg files.  Rebooted and made regedit changes.  Firewall now working again.  Thanks.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Worked great for me.  Thanks.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the BFE! Now running and listed in the services list again! I agree with pb, also am having no Windows Firewall on the services list. Still having Windows Firewall error code 0x80070424 which is also not in the services list. Could you have a reg file for this??

  10. Ed (DareDevil57) says:


  11. jason esfenn says:

    you,…yes,you… are completely awesome!!!!!

  12. Tracy Garrison says:

    Thank you so much!  Worked like a charm!

  13. pb says:


    This put BFE back on the services list and running.  However, I am still left without Windows Firewall on the services list.   Do you have a similar reg file I can use for the firewall?

  14. Jessica3 says:

    you have to download both for the registery (there are two separate links).

    I now show then both in my registery, however it wont allow me to turn them on. I did add "everyone" to the permissions. Does this sound like a permission problem?

  15. Tri Tran says:

    I follow all the steps. It works perfectly.

    Thanks so much.

  16. Deepti says:

    It is not working fr me While trying to change the  window firewall settings it shows erroe 1068.

    Wat to do??/

  17. Vladi S. says:

    After importing to the registry and rebooting, windows starts to black desktop and mouse cursor (no explorer/login screen), and nothing else – have to revert the changes to get back to functioning desktop.

    Windows 7 x64

  18. Herb M. says:

    absolutely perfect. I had error code 0x6D9  without being able to access firewall controls. This fix was spot on. Follow the directions exactly. My system: Vista x64. Thanks a bunch. I was gonna reformat next.

  19. Yousef says:

    It is really great !!. It works awesomely for me as well.

    Thank you so much

  20. DIGMyers says:

    Worked great! However Windows 7 users ignore the last part after set full control for both BFE and MPSSVC Reg files and reboot like vwvanman above suggests. Make sure to set permissions to both Reg files, follow the same process for both.  

  21. You are truly amazing!  Thank you EVER so much!! πŸ™‚

  22. pete says:

    This is a great walk-through! This has been giving me a headache for 2

    weeks!!! Many thanks!

  23. rios says:

    you are a god. i have been tampering with this for a while now. thank you

  24. TheChainsBoy says:

    THANK YOU!! i did it wrong the first 5 times becasue mine is not in english so i had to translate some stuff πŸ™‚ But now it works PERFECT!

  25. Ron Cassar says:

    I have spent 5 days searching the internet to solve a firewall problem, the ONLY one that worked is shown above, you have my undying thanks

  26. Hussam says:

    I need an urgent help please !!

    I've reached to this point:

    Now,open RUN and type services.msc and click ok. after that, when the new window "services" poped up, I couldn't find the following line: (base filtering engine service) and the (windows firewall service).

    Any suggestions?

  27. marius says:

    Thanks.Your solution solve my firewall and sharing problems.

  28. Robbie says:

    Awesome mate. Many thanks for this.

  29. Jørn says:

    I think i love you. Thanks so much.

  30. Nabi says:


    thank you for the great solution.

    after I add registry files and rebooting my windows, my firewall started to work fine and normally.

    Should I continue the process or that was enough.

    again thank you so much.

  31. MoC says:

    Thank you sooo much… I feel much safer now..

    still would love to know where I got that problem from…

  32. bill says:

    worked like a charm

  33. Taishi says:

    Awesome, fixed it, thanks πŸ˜€

  34. m.arroqui says:

    awesome. thanks so much!

  35. Chase says:

    Thank you i was freaking out!

  36. Tim says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  37. Dave N says:

    Waded through lots of "solutions", all very complicated, then came across this thread. TADA!! Now working perfectly! Many Thanks!

  38. stan says:

    My word, this is amazing. Also appears to have fixed 0x6D9 with 0x80070424 — like so many, been hammering at this for many hours over the last couple weeks. Your solution took 5 minutes. And it was easy to follow. Way to go!

  39. Hopes were Little honeslty .... BUt this works Amazingly .... says:


  40. Gert says:

    Ohh amazing!! Thxxx, i was scared i could never fix it!

  41. Melinda says:

    I was having the same problem and error codes as everyone else here. This did the trick fabulously. Thank you!

  42. Jason says:

    worked to a tee, fixed up

  43. Captain Trips says:

    I just want you to go through your day knowing that you have a total strangers full appreciation

  44. Robin says:

    Thank you so much. That was exactly what I needed.

    You legend!

  45. mogaz says:

    Thank You danma….it worked.

  46. Dietch says:

    Worked fine, tvm!

  47. Beth says:

    Thank you very much, I can say I love you for this

  48. Wilson says:

    Thank you.

    You save me also.

    Best regards.

  49. Vic Hsu says:

    thank you so much followed it and firewall is back on. quick question if anyone can answer, one comment says to set permission to both reg files yet the tutorial only says to set permission for BFE, do i have to set permission for mpssvc reg file as well.

  50. Chris says:

    dont know if you have to set for BOTH, but i DID… and it works perfectly..

    thanks so much!

  51. justin says:

    Wow thanks. Saved me a lot of time and energy by following this clear, easy guide. You are the bomb!

  52. claudio says:


    It worked, many thanks indeed!

  53. jong says:

    thank you very much!

  54. binay00713 says:

    yes,It's working…you are great!!many many thanks…

  55. jim says:

    To those who got the security center but not firewall working, there is another reg file called firewall.reg available.

  56. Keith P says:

    Brilliant. I tried Microsoft for a solution and they were less than useless!!!

    Thankyou for your selfless contribution to others.

  57. Capn Vince says:

    Perfect.  Thank you.  Wish I would have found your answer 8 hours ago.

  58. Racer says:


  59. takisspanos says:

    Thank you I repaired my computer specially my network.

  60. Rob says:

    You are the MOTHER FU@KING MASTER MAN, Thanks a lot from London

  61. dill says:

    I think I love you….

  62. Ramtin says:

    That was realy helpful.thanks alot

  63. P.M. says:

    THANK YOU, this has been annoying me for so long, I wasn't sure whether or not to trust it since download and making changes to my registry are risky, and setting permissions for everyone sounded fishy but it worked. (I also have very little experience with computers so it probably made tons of more sense to other people, but with your steps it was easy to do)

  64. Beck says:

    how can i thank u ! u are perfect


  65. Rog says:

    You sir, are a genius. Many thanks!

  66. wil says:

    thank you very much i followed your  very clear instructions and all is working again

  67. PMR says:

    Clear, concise, to the point, and it worked like a charm.  Who da man?  WHO DA MAN!?  That's right……you da man.

  68. satish says:

    Awesome job. Saved my life.

  69. Bertie says:

    Awesome!  Total Ledge!  Well done that man…or woman…

  70. paul says:

    Fantastic…………… thank you so much

  71. A Hell Yeah says:

    Thank you thank you, i tried so many things, i didn't even have hope anymore that this would work! but it freakn worked fantastic! you are a baaaws!

  72. Gordon says:

    Thanks to you and narenxp

  73. Sym says:

    Thank you so much

  74. Mario T says:

    Thanks so much

  75. Rick says:

    Thank you so much, completely worked

  76. charlie says:

    Problem Solved!!! Thanks a lot for the post.

  77. Hugo says:

    Thanks, you saved my day!

  78. John says:

    Spent hours trying to sort this one.

    Excellent guide.

    Many thanks.

  79. Yvonne says:

    Fixed the problem!  Thank you so much!!!!!

  80. princessid says:

    if i want to start start base filtering engine service there is an error…

    had i done anything wrong?

  81. princessid says:

    ok now it works

    thank you soo much

  82. susaa says:

    Thanks! I had spent more than 3 hours to resolve this issue. Finally, I was able to resolve this using the above mentioned steps.

  83. Dan J says:

    This worked perfectly! Thanks!

  84. David says:

    after i run and type service.msc no ok appears

  85. rohan bari says:

    yessssss it really worked

    thanks fellows

  86. Mark says:

    Grandiosa ayuda !!!.  

    Great Help !!!

    Greats !!!

  87. g8ina says:

    Months I've puzzled over this (in a non urgent way), then my wife tells me its now serious that she gets printer access, and now fixed in ten minutes πŸ™‚


  88. Andy says:

    It worked!!!! =D

    You are my new hero! Three cheers and a 1-man-mini-wave in your honour!

  89. Nilesh Patel says:

    Saved me a headache and a lot of time. worked first time Thanks a million…

  90. Steven Kelly says:

    Thanks, works perfectly on Windows 7 (I only applied permissions to BFE). Looking at another Win7 registry, the Everyone permission isn't there, so maybe we should remove it after starting the services?

  91. Chris says:

    Thanks for the tip!!

    Very helpfull

  92. lauwailap says:


  93. gerard says:

    Got Base Started Man





  94. adrshen says:

    you are great man!! fixed in mins..

  95. Deadhanuman says:

    Really awesome man

  96. Doug says:

    thank you kindly

  97. Austin says:

    When Adding The Permission everyone hit OK then make sure everyone is highlighted and hit the box Full Control And then Apply. Its Not To Clear On That In The Dec And THANK YOU SO MUCH My Norton Kept Coming up in like a error code but it stooped thanks.

  98. Istvan says:

    Lifesaver! Been looking for a proper solution for weeks. Finally up and running again!

    Thank you!

  99. mike says:

    Nope… All seems fine unti starting Windows Firewall.  Error Message Windows could not start Win FW on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.

  100. israel says:

    thanks much man and thanks DIGmyers πŸ™‚

  101. ongky says:

    thanks master

  102. ongky says:

    thanks master

  103. mike says:

    Thank you so much sir!

  104. Chaz T says:

    You tha man (or women I don't now)


  105. ion says:

    after following those step this thing came out

    'windows could not start the BFE service on local computer'

    error 5: access denied

    need your help? ty

  106. Matteo says:

    Nice dude! Thanks a lot!

  107. Onyebuchim says:

    Worked like magic. Disappeared windows firewall service, disabled security centre came back.


  108. Amy says:

    its not working. the firewall is not started .

  109. Emorej says:

    Thank you for you information.. .u have lot of knowledge bro. . .

  110. rag says:

    Every step goes smoothly until I attempt to start Windows Firewall in Services.mpc.  I get "windows could not start the windows firewall on local computer…service-specific error code 5"

  111. olesean says:

    Some demand a system wipe and a fresh install this fixed the issue and now everything is tickety boo.

  112. will says:

    nice work, very much appreciate the hard work you put into this & recognize it!

  113. john stuart says:


    it works great for me.

  114. Robsballs says:

    Worked like a charm thanks

  115. Joe says:

    Works like a charm!!! No reinstallation for me. Thank you

  116. Destructo says:

    You are nearly god

  117. joseph says:

    Thanks soooooo much, you are good man, you have a kind heart to help others, thanks soooo much it actually work perfectly for me

  118. Mous says:

    The file BFE does not exist there!

    pls help

  119. stifler says:

    thanks a lot! thanks thanks thanks!

  120. phan says:

    Can someone please help me?

    After doing everything as directed, when i go to Windows Firewall on Services and try to start, i get

    "Windows could not start Windows Firewall on the Local Computer"

    Can someone please help me πŸ™ i am freaking out over my firewall.

  121. Keith says:

    Awesome instructions.  Worked like a charm.  Thanks for taking your time to provide the registry loads and instructions.  Very much appreciated.  

  122. tanisha says:

    you are awesome!!!!!!! this worked like a charm because my VPN wasn't working because of lacking the bfe…

  123. Dan_IT says:

    filtering engine started but windows firewall service would not. I guess they got smart.

  124. About to cry says:

    Still can't get firewall running but bfe is sorted

  125. Same prob as mike 21st may says:

    Error Message Windows could not start Win FW on local Computer. See event log, if non-windows services contact vendor. Error code 5.

    Any solution to this? So annoying especially since everyone else is gettting fixed and I'm still here after 4 hours tinkering and endless more hours spent on malware scans! Any and all help appriciated

  126. Predrag says:

    Me too, same problem as above, error code 5, can't start WF πŸ™ any ideas?

  127. Trish says:

    OMG!  Thank you so much Danma!!  You fixed something that Symantec couldn't even think of!  How Awesome!  You saved me much headaches!

  128. helpless says:

    Got the same error code 5

    shawn77 link worked for me

  129. kenny says:

    i followed the instructions, and BFE is starting again, but i can't start the Windows Firewall service. It says error 5. Does anyone know if i have done anything wrong?

  130. Dan_IT says:

    Thank you so much  – Perfect! I've been round the houses with this and was about to reformat. Many thanks

  131. IAnon says:

    When I start Windows Firewall service in services.msc it says:

    Windows could not start Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event log. if this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.

  132. Max Rockatansky says:

    OMG, I did it!!! I fixed it!!! Thanks a lot, you are great!!!

  133. helpless says:


    Check my link.Had the exact problem as yours

  134. niklas says:

    Helped me a lot, thx for the answer i searched several weeks for.

  135. alex3dsforever says:

    wow thank you thank you this helps a lot it works fantastic

  136. Andy says:

    awesome – thanks for the fix, has saved me from a rebuild!

  137. Hexenvalor says:

    This worked amazingly! Thank you so much for the help!

  138. Odawg says:

    Awesome Bud!! Worked like a charm!!

  139. Jackamo says:

    **Sigh of relief**

    Helpless, thank you SOOO MUCH!! I had followed the instructions posted here and from a different site and messed around with it for hours but still could not start firewall… Instructions in your link worked like a charm; everyone still having problems, follow the instructions posted by narenxp here:…/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad

  140. YSH says:

    Yep!  Thank the Lord for you. Your instructions were flawless and I appreciate your help.

  141. ankur says:

    PROBLEM!!i started the base engine service,but when i tried to start windows firewall service it said 'windows cannot start firewall on local computer'..what to do now??

  142. AbhiDGamer says:

    It works like a charm after rebooting

  143. James K says:

    Yea this works 100% thanks alot man.

  144. kalam says:

    Thank You!!!!! this had me going nuts!!! you are the best!!!

  145. dang says:

    Thank you for helping me out. I have Win7 and I followed your great directions and those from the link on top. Windows Firewall works now.

  146. Marisa says:

    At the end, when I go to Start the service for both the base filtering and the windows firewall, I get Error 5: Access Is Denied (for the base filtering) and Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

    Help please! I need my firewall turned on, because I have over 17000 infected files!!

  147. Afzal says:

    when i turn on the base filtering engine i lose internet access please help me?

  148. Dao says:

    Hello, you helpedme alot, but at the last part, it says Windows firewall cannot be started…… You do not have permission for that.  I've got the permission for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesBFE but the rest doesnt work at all!

  149. Mourad says:

    Hello sorry to bother you but i cant find the BFE in  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservices could you please help me

  150. Nicole says:

    I am so thankful for this!! I'm not much of a computer savvy person, but I like to fix things myself if i can!! This has been a lifesaver after months and months of trying to figure out how to get my firewall back on and dealing with virus intrusions almost daily!! I was hesitant to do this on my own for fear of messing up my registry permenantly, but I'm glad I bit the bullet and took this chance! So relieved!!

  151. Rostopasq says:

    This is awesome! The olny solution I have found ecept this one was to reinstall win!

    Thank you!

  152. Bob Hyatt says:

    am so thankful for this!! I'm not much of a computer savvy person, but I like to fix things myself if i can!! This has been a lifesaver after weeks of trying to figure out how to get my firewall back on and dealing with virus intrusions almost daily!! I was hesitant to do this on my own for fear of messing up my registry permenantly, but I'm glad I bit the bullet and took this chance! So relieved!! Thank You

  153. Leo Jacob says:

    At the end when I try to enable the firewall, I get the message seen in the following screen shot: . Anyone have any suggestions?

  154. peteh says:

    I never noticed a problem till I tried to run a VPN client. This solution worked great.


  155. Deb says:

    Did not work for me. I only have error 0x6D9. Followed exactly, and on the last step to start windows firewall, it says it cannot start the firewall and doesn't give me another error. Any ideas?

  156. Joe says:

    Thank you, but I still have a problem: I started the "base filter engine" in German: "Basisfiltermodul", but still the "Windows Firewall" service (Dienst) could not be started because of: Fehlercode 5 (error code 5)

    I need help!

  157. Ariana P. says:

    This is absolutely perfect! Thank you! However afterward I received a service-specific error code 5 message, but it was easily solvable with a fix-it link from the Microsoft website.

  158. Veljko Vujanovic says:


    But, if someone have problem with (base filtering engine already started and win firewall cant start) here is solution:

    Leave base filtering as is, already started and roll down to windows firewall and right click – properties.. Change STARTUP TYPE to Automatic. Than, click OK and you can start windows firewall (activate start button) .. Thats it, you can use firewall : )

  159. Kevin says:

    Is there a way to also get the fwcagent.exe file? I needed both the 1055.BFE.reg and 0677.mpssvc.reg but I seem to also need a file for Fwcagent.exe.  Please help.

  160. Jordan says:

    Wow that was a n amazing fix. What career are u pursuing lol

  161. Jeff25 says:

    NOT WORK AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  162. Unknown says:

    IT IS FULL OF BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  163. Helpless says:

    For those who still have errors starting firewall,read the fix given here…/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad

  164. Mohsen says:

    You are perfect,genius , Im so happy,thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

  165. haji says:

    Wooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww, It's works…. Many thanks…;)

  166. charlie says:

    Fantastic! How you guys figure these out is a mystery to me, but thank you!

  167. MRR says:

    This solves the problem, why can't Microsoft or McAfee provide this as a solution. You are the best.

  168. Rob says:

    I followed the steps and windows firewall service isn't listed

  169. Artur says:

    Thanks,nothing worked until this moment.I think that, nothing help me..Once Again,Thanks πŸ™‚

  170. Jose says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!! This worked for me. THANKS!!!!!!

  171. Urban says:

    Aunque ha sido un poco complicado para mi, al final siguiendo los pasos del amigo DANMA, he conseguido poner en marcha el firewall de Windows.

    No me lo puedo creer, eres una maquina. Muchas gracias.

  172. Marcus says:

    When I try to start the Windows Firewall service I get:




    Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.




  173. Pats3 says:

    Thanks – even a non geek like me got it fixed with your advice. You all saved the day!

  174. Lupe says:

    When I started the service for the base filtering engine I got error 5: access is denied. What can I do?

  175. Ken says:

    You are amazing!!

    I just wish I would've came across this sooner!  I spent 3 hours this morning while some Windows tech stumbled around my computer to no avail, then I came across this thread, followed the directions step by step, and 5 minutes later I was good to go.

  176. Jonathan says:

    thank you so much! for those who still have errors on firewall service try this…/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad

  177. mike says:

    BFE is not importing into my registry am i forgetting a step. I have windows 7after i downloaded both files I launch them and closed them. Nothing popped up about importing into the registry. After rebooting the system I still cannot see the BFE folder.

  178. Reed says:

    awesome!!! and it works already, thank you!!!

  179. Brenda says:

    Worked like a dream.  Step by step was extremely helpful as I'm not very computer proficient. Thanks much!

  180. Ivana says:

    Thank you veery much!! This helped me a lot! πŸ™‚

  181. Bruce says:

    Bravo! Like many of the other persons have said – spent days searching for a soluntion (not to mention 45 minutes with a tech guru) Thanks for the post

  182. mike says:

    Epic fail as per most of your solutions. Thanks for nothing again!

  183. Matthew says:

    Wow!!! It worked, thank you very much!!! πŸ™‚

  184. Lieske says:

    Thank you so incredibly much. It's working again. πŸ™‚

  185. ru says:

    Thank you very much indeed, saved me a full re-install

  186. mithu says:


    After completing the whole process my base filtering engine service started successfully, but when I am going to start the Windows Firewall it shows a pop up message "Windows could not start the Windows Firewall service on LOcal Computer. Error 1079: The account specified for other services running in the same process.

  187. GGG says:

    absolutely perfect. worked one shot

  188. Ben says:

    Hey great fix, for me as soon as i downloaded both the registry files and then restarted my pc, all was repaired and my firewall back up and running as per normal. dident need to edit the registry any further.

  189. Trampower_4000 says:

    I have this problem but cannot follow through with the above. I'm too frightened to mess with the registry. Can anyone please show me how to do this in really really simple step by step terms?

  190. Bob Abe says:

    Thank you, thank you.

    Worked great.

    From Baltimore, MD. USA.  πŸ™‚

  191. JohnY says:

    I think its working good now…

    Respect From Slovakia thx πŸ˜‰

  192. BarberForte says:

    No words could ever express how i love you

  193. Burst57 says:

    Thanks so much iv been trying to fix this for so damn long and finally a solution πŸ˜€

  194. Matt says:

    Did everything and was able to start the base filtering engine service just fine, but wouldnt let me start the windows Firewall service. Get a pop up saying "Windows could not start the Windows firewall on Local Computer. If this is a non-microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to the service-specific error code 5." PLZ Help

  195. Hollow84 says:

    Is there any German? I' don't know what to type, "Everyone" doesn't work. Anybody knows?

  196. Hollow84 says:

    Ich translated in German but I didn't find either Filtering engine Service or Windows Firewall Service Entry…. πŸ™

  197. firewall says:

    Got error code 5 but his worked !!!…/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad

  198. Chris says:

    Thank you so much!! It's people like yourself which help humanity progress, unlike the parasite which wrote the virus which removed BFE in the first place!

  199. Nya says:

    Worked a treat, got the same problem as many others regarding permission on the non-microsoft service. Dunno whether it was the right thing to do but I applied the same process to SharedAccess in the registry and same path and it worked

  200. Sablicious says:

    Worked for me, too!  Very simple solution.  Thanks a heap.

    (Windows 7 Ultimate)

  201. ash says:

    wont let me start base filtering sevice

  202. Nafe says:

    Try setting it to start automatic > reboot, worked for me.

  203. Dean says:

    Thank you so much, everyone else I tried pretty much said the same thing but so much more complex so thank you for the simple run down.

  204. Unpawned says:

    Great job! I got really nervous with this error. Thank you man.

  205. angel says:

    Awesome ! Man , I was almost getting screwed and this settings saved me.

  206. ummm, i hve problem here, i can start the windows firewall, already done what u write above

    while starting the WF, i get pop up, it said


    here the link of the picture…/17051749.jpg

    pls help me πŸ™

    u can reach me thru my ym :

  207. jayson says:

    thanks for the information πŸ™‚ helps a lot..

  208. Naveen K S says:

    Thank you so much!!!!  Works like a charm!

  209. delacroix says:

    does it works on Windows 8? I have a Dell with a pre-installed Windows 8 OS Thank You!!

  210. Arcturus says:

    If you try this & still can't get it running then try the fix as this site.…/windows-7-firewall-service-wont-start

    I still couldn't get it running after following this but the fix at that site worked a treat.

  211. BalajiAnnamalai says:

    Excellent article. Also review another site to turn on firewall after doing above changes. Link:…/8f6e7846-e647-4673-ae26-fd4c38860df1


  212. SteveW says:

    This worked perfectly. I just downloaded the two files and restarted. Problem solved. Thanks.

  213. Ximena Rodriguez says:

    When I try to do it, in base filtering engine, shows me an error5: Access is denied.

    Please help!

  214. Vince says:


    A bit late to the party I know.

    But this saved me from a complete windows re-install (which i was minutes away from starting).

  215. bcryu says:

    i used windows 8 system, can this works for me cos it shows base filtering engine missing whenever i start my system.

    2ndly, how am i gonna do this: Download the registry files (You can also export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesBFE from another working Win7 PC)



    Launch and import them to registry

  216. absa says:

    hey man i hv done everything bt in the end it says base filtering cannot start on local computer…what should i do..??

  217. Dan_IT says:

    I've followed the instructions but when I went to start windows firewall it still refused to do so and said

    " windows cannot start firewall for further info please view the system review log" what do i do now?????

  218. sanjeev says:

    Great one, that helped me to fix the problem

  219. Jörg says:

    For this error you find 5000 entries in google, this is the only one which solve the problem!!

    Absolutly perfect!


  220. Frank says:

    Thanks that was very cool! Back in business. Thank you

  221. stitch says:

    because of that error, i can't download anything, so… that sucks…

  222. keenan says:

    awesome, I had tried this fix but it was slightly different and didn't include the last step of giving control to everyone. thank you so much, wish I had seen this fix first but all's well that ends well.

  223. Bert' says:

    Bei der deutschen Windows-Version statt "Everyone" einfach "Jeder" eintippen.

    It works fine now.

  224. Jess says:

    I did it but it comes up with error code 5 :-/

  225. prab says:

    thanks for the solution…it worked for me

  226. Robin says:

    Dude when I am Starting Firewall,, The error is showing that

    Windows Could Not Start The Windows Firewall on Local Computer.

    What should I do ???

  227. J.D says:

    I just went into Control Panel…Administrative Tools…..clicked on "Services"…..scroll down to Windows Firewall…..Double click it, then tick the start automatic box & then click start now…..Worked for me

  228. magicfluteb says:

     This is the only solution that worked out of the many online suggestions that I tried.  If I could follow the instructions and do it, anyone can.  Thanks …

  229. youd says:

    Sympa. merci

    en windows 7 et sur un asus. J,ai suivi Γ  la lettre c'est ok (il faut redΓ©marrer windows defender aussi)

  230. says:

    Great article.Very reassuring to us non-tech's. Please keep up the good work

  231. Tony V says:

    Tried a bunch and this worked great on a computer that shown no viruses. Thanks for the help!

  232. SHibam says:

    u r too good thanks for helping!!!!!!

  233. Despot says:

    only solution that worked

    thank you

  234. sOL says:

    I have done everything you have listed above, but I am still not getting the Windows Firewall tab in the Service section… :/ What do I do now?

  235. Josh says:

    Okay so I have this problem but my computer won't let me download anything from anywhere including these files because it thinks the files contains a virus and just deletes them. It says 'the file contained a virus and was deleted'. Can anyone help please?

  236. nobody4 says:

    Super super!

    Seit zwei Tagen google ich nun schon. Hab alles probiert. Virenprogramm, Malewareprogramme, Rootkits, selbst auf der tollen microsoft seite keine LΓΆsung gefunden.

    Toole Anleitung, Firewall funktioniert wieder.

    Riesen Dank!

  237. linaresmh says:

    excelente al fin pude solucinar el problema, muchas gracias

  238. andreas says:

    Because this was awesome, I love you haha; how can you know these things? :O Works perfectly now, you get best ratings!

  239. alex says:


    offen it is also a Problem with permission in sharedaccess.

    put everyone in it, and repair the error.

    REgistry: regedit—>local machine—>currentcontrolSet—->Services—>SharedAccess.

    THX + CU

  240. Happy Ricky says:

    You guys rock!

    I gave up weeks ago after trawling forums for hours.. I decided to have another go and found this solution.. What the heck I thought, nothing to lose.. Bingo, Firewall is up and running again.. Thanks.

  241. rakes says:

    now i have service specific error code 5. please help.

  242. Avrumi says:

    Whats if nothing shows up in windows firewall? meaning i have to start from scratch. i want to ether load the default list witch comes with the computer or add the file and sharing option, how do i do that?

  243. ch says:

    on windows 8 64 does not work for me try same step and still nothing

    please help

  244. Mememe says:

    Works perfectly. Thank you so much!!!!

  245. len says:

    This worked wonderfully!

    My firewall was not working…after days of trying other recommendations…and having them fail…finally i have it fixed. Thank you,


  246. arghh says:

    Two days lost until I found this post. Works perfect many thanks.

  247. val says:

    hello, ive got the same error in windows 8.1 pro and i tried this resolution but it doesnt work at all, Pls. can you help me.

  248. Faisal says:

    If i say thank you , I think it's very low .

    If i say thanks alot , may be it's not enough .

    thanks thanks thanks from here to mars planet .

  249. M says:

    I have tried a dozen other procedures to fix the problem and nothing worked until now. This worked perfectly. Firewall is back up and running. Thank you very much!!!!!

  250. Anonymous18 says:

    I was trying to start up the base filtering it says “error 5:access is denied” what should i do now?
    please help

  251. Satisfied Reader says:

    I was worried at first that this would only mess up my system further, but it totally worked! Thanks.

  252. JA says:

    Thanks, worked perfectly.

  253. anton says:

    Wow, you are the greatest! Many many many thanks!!!

  254. shawn says:

    Thank you you fixed my issue! Question is, how did this happen in the first place?

  255. alexwalker says:

    Great post,very nice.This post is very important and very useful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Please visit Fix Windows 7 Error 1068 this link

  256. Error 5: Access is denied…what to do????

  257. addy says:

    excellent, thanks a ton…

  258. dude says:

    Yess me too, so happy people take their time to help others! Thank you sir!

  259. D.Saini says:

    Thanks……….Dear its realy great………..

  260. Eric says:

    lol i never thought i can do it myself. you are the best. thank you so much

  261. Ben says:


  262. BRANDON ROGERS says:

    Thank You gUYS sO mUCH…

  263. Jamie Love says:

    Thank you so much! I don’t normally download registry entries from websites but this worked just as advised. BFE is back up and running and I’m able to install our company’s antivirus. Perfect.

  264. Zida says:

    That was fantastic!!!
    I did it on the 03/17/2014 and it works!

  265. Sherrif68 says:


  266. aalia lyon says:

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  267. aalia lyon says:

    Fantastic blog!!! This blog helps you to solve your any knid of windows 7 firewall error , its can get instant service provider.go through this link.
    Aalia lyon

  268. Eng says:

    When I try to START “Windows Firewall Properties” the error below throw out. What should I do?

    Error Code:
    “Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, REview the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.”

  269. aalia lyon says:

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    Thank you
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  270. retwet says:

    thanks share nya gan, mampir ya

  271. aalia lyon says:

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  272. Norm says:

    JUst tried this and it worked just fine. Thanks

  273. Fernando says:

    thanks a lot BFE back to nomal, great help.

  274. marius says:

    You are the BEST. After two days I finally managed with your help. Thank you very much.

  275. liltxcutie says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  276. tom says:

    thanks man πŸ˜€

  277. mrlam says:


  278. estevan says:

    it gives me a an error 5 access is denied i need help.

  279. Ronnie says:

    For Windows7 Tech Support
    contact on 1-800-935-0537

  280. erdie says:

    thank you so much. nice one.

  281. nick1 says:

    you can try to perform a quick repair the existing office installation.
    I don’t recommend an online installation as it may reset the activation settings.
    for more understanding, I hope the below link should be useful for you.

  282. needrays says:

    This did the trick when nothing else would!

  283. domjay says:

    Was looking for for a fix for this issue for ages. Works perfectly – absolutely brilliant and Thank You Danma

  284. Chaneldolcezza says:

    This Worked! THANK YOU πŸ˜‰ xxxxxxxxxx

  285. Mr.wasabi says:

    After do the SFC/SCANNOW HE SAY Window Resource Protection did find any integrity violations.
    Someone plss help me how to fix this…

  286. augy says:

    erro pops up when importing bfe file plz help me im desprete

  287. bill says:

    This worked perfectly, thank you!!

  288. JB says:

    Thank you worked perfectly and the directions were easy to follow.

  289. sanjeev says:

    thankyou sooo much

  290. Shivam Lekhi says:

    Great Article ! Works like a charm . Thanks very much

  291. Lori says:

    oh my gosh – thank you so much!

  292. Rick Hunter.... says:

    You… Sir… deserve a medal. This worked PERFECTLY!!!


  293. Ashitosh says:

    it’s really works , Thank you so much for suggest this solution …… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  294. koktelmen says:

    Thats really works

  295. TheRealElchman says:

    It saved my new year! danma you are really good! Many thanks!

  296. Aguiar says:

    I want to say thank you,
    worked perfectly

  297. San says:

    Thanks a lot. My problem solved. Excellent solution.

  298. Rick says:

    bingo!!!! I did have to reboot again after applying the registry fixes. Thanks for your help.

  299. justin says:

    This fixed my issue… Instructions were spot on! Thanks very much… πŸ™‚

  300. Corbin says:

    Thanks! It worked for me.

  301. daviddaniel82 says:

    Works like a charm! Thank you so much!! I’ve been sitting at my computer for hours trying to figure out what the hell a Base Filtering Engine is. I followed these instructions word for word and I’m in the clear!

  302. Polar says:

    yo, this guy… this freakin’ guy, man, he is THE MAN.

  303. sam says:

    thank you!!!!!!

  304. Galih Sangra Adiyuga says:

    Thank you very much!!
    This has been giving me a headache for 2 year!!
    Love you!

  305. Galih Sangra Adiyuga says:

    Thank you very much!!
    This has been giving me a headache for 2 year!!
    Love you!

  306. Rafaela/ Brasil says:

    I can’t load in the smartphone?

  307. Ldubb says:

    Holy crap, thank you so much! So easy, and I was afraid to mess with the registry. But it works!!

  308. Jose Luis says:

    Gracias. Funciono a la perfeccion.
    Thanks you veeeery much
    it works

  309. hortense says:

    It still not work, i can’t start base filtering engine service and windows firewall service. They say there is an error. Please help.

  310. tony says:

    Worked like a charm. Thank you sooooo much!

  311. Mike Brooks says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Had tried loads of other solutions and only this one worked. One point though – I’ve had all sorts of permissions issues when trying to create and alter "Everyone" so I did it in SAFE mode (F8 on start up) and it at last let me change
    the permissions. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  312. Ridzuan says:

    This really work.. thank you so much..

  313. Deborah McGranaghan says:

    I am having the same problem as described above exactly and this was after installing norton 360… the windows firewall has same error message …cant manually turn it on and the same issue with missing or corrupted files of the BFE.. however this time
    it is in Windows 8.1. I haven’t been able to locate a fix for this that works yet, I have tried everything except installing the code again. Can anyone give advise please?

  314. Deborah McGranaghan says:

    Hi I did all of the above and it still comes up with the same message.. I tried doing it twice with great care. This was the final action I have tried after scanning and implementing other remedies from Norton or Microsoft forums..Am at a loss do you have
    any suggestions?

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