Windows 10: Windows Defender Firewall showing On and Off at the same time

Discus and support Windows Defender Firewall showing On and Off at the same time in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Windows starts with all firewall indications being on. After a few minutes it reports that it is off in the system tray and in Windows Security, but... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Jerry O'Sullivan, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender Firewall showing On and Off at the same time


    Windows starts with all firewall indications being on. After a few minutes it reports that it is off in the system tray and in Windows Security, but reports on in services.msc and Control Panel. I think it's really on because if I reset the firewall defaults and then try to run a program that accesses the internet, the firewall will ask me for permission. Clicking "Turn On" in Windows Security does nothing. Any idea what's going on here?


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    ***Original title: Firewall Is On and Off at the Same Time!***

    :)
     
    Jerry O'Sullivan, Jun 17, 2019
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  2. Yolvi Ell Win User

    windows defender firewall

    Hi Faye,

    Third-party antivirus programs usually have their own uninstallers provided by the software developer. We suggest checking the developer's website or contacting their support team for assistance with uninstalling their program. After fully uninstalling the
    third-party antivirus software, you may turn on Windows Defender by following these steps:

    • Click Start.
    • Type Windows Defender Security Center and press Enter.
    • Click Firewall and network protection.
    • Click Private (discoverable) network and click On.
    • Click Public (non-discoverable) network and click On.

    Let us know if you have any other concerns about Windows Defender.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Jun 17, 2019
    #2
  3. jackecson Win User
    Windows Defender Firewall

    I am using Windows 10 on a Dell desktop. This set-up came with a McAfee firewall installed (trial offer, I guess). I uninstalled McAfee (using McAfee's removal tool) so I could use Windows Defender firewall. Now it appears I have neither. The below screenshot
    shows the McAfee firewall is still installed and the Windows Defender firewall cannot be turned on because I'm using another firewall provider. The setup>programs and apps>uninstall routine does not list McAfee as a program to be uninstalled. Services does
    not list McAfee as a service to be turned off. How can I get this logjam fixed?
     
    jackecson, Jun 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Mala_S Win User

    Windows Defender Firewall showing On and Off at the same time

    Windows Defender Firewall error code 0x800706d9

    Hi AnudieKatz.

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Since you are facing an issue with the Windows Defender firewall, I would like to ask you few questions to get a better picture.

    1. Are you using any other Anti-virus software?
    2. Since when are you facing this issue?
    3. Have you tried installing Picture viewer and Calendar app after it getting uninstalled?

    Based on your information, I would like to inform you that if you are using third party anti-virus program Windows defender will automatically turn off from your system you will not able turn it on manually.

    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps in resolving the issue. Follow the below methods.

    Method 1: Check the following services and ensure it is started.

    1. Press Windows and R key together on your Keyboard.
    2. Type Services.msc and hit Enter.
    3. Search for the following services:
    • Base filtering engine Service
    • Remote Procedure Call Service
    • Windows defender firewall service
    4. Start the above services and reboot the device.

    Method 2: I would suggest you to try running the troubleshooter to enable the firewall. Use the below link to run the troubleshooter.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...agnose-and-fix-problems-with-windows-firewall

    If you are still facing the same issue after following the above steps, revert with the details asked.


    Hope it helps.

    Mala.S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Jun 17, 2019
    #4
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