Defender shows in active but cannot find the settings

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I have having this message for sometimes now. It shows that firewall could not be started, or it is not active now.

I could not find the settings though.

I want someone to guide me through the process and help me turn it on.

Should someone know of this problem kindly help me out of it.

Adolfo Brown



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 6801

Answered By 573050 points N/A #106404

Defender shows in active but cannot find the settings


You can enable your Windows Firewall manually. Your computer is in a very dangerous state if your Windows Firewall is down and not running. You can easily receive different online attacks without even knowing that an attack already happened. Here’s how to manually enable the Windows Firewall.

  1. Click Start then Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet Connections and then Windows Firewall.
  3. Under General tab, select On (recommended) then click OK.

Like in the image I attached below from my computer’s own Windows Firewall. It is set to ON and can not be configured. I locked my Windows Firewall so that no other application can turn it off without my knowledge.

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