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windows firewall won't turn on error 1068

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  • Started 2 years ago by gamefox64
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gamefox64
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My laptop runs vista and recently I got a malware posing as a security program that seems to have disabled my windows firewall. I have since cleaned my system, but the firewall kept giving me the "1068: dependancy service or group failed to start" error. I tried the advice you gave the person in the closed thread about the same problem but my problem seems to come from a slightly different error from his. I used the steps in that topic and the following images show the results I got.


When I go to the event viewer, like you mentioned in the topic, it brings up this...

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gamefox64
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here's the link to the closed topic that I mentioned
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=38

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mfletch
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Hi

a: Go to Start>Control panel>Device manager

b: Now click on View menu at the top and then select show Hidden devices.

c: Now expand Non-plug and play drivers and then select Window Firewall authorization driver

d: Now right click on Window Firewall authorization driver and then select properties.

e: Now go to the Driver tab and start the service and then click ok.

Restart the computer

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gamefox64
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When I go to the Driver tab and start the service and then click ok it gives me this error window

Should I still restart?

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GuiltySpark
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Hi gamefox64 ,

What AV are you using ?

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gamefox64
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I use Viper Antivirus , which I just recently updated. Could that be causing the problem?

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gamefox64
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oops i mean Vipre Anitvirus

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GuiltySpark
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Check to make sure the update hasn't installed its own firewall via control panel - Security center.

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Lighthouse
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Disconnect from the net, disable Vipre in msconfig Startup, restart computer, and try again with the Firewall.

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gamefox64
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It doesn't seem to have, and I checked the website for the features and didn't see anything about a firewall
(http://www.vipreantivirus.com/VIPRE-Antivirus/)

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GuiltySpark
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Try Lighthouses method if still no joy then try downloading this : http://superantispyware.com/po.....S_HOMEPAGE to a USB/flash drive and update definitions then disconnect from web and Run the programme ( Full scan ).

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gamefox64
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Lighthouses method?

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GuiltySpark
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See above your previous post.

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mfletch
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If that does not work try this Fix from Microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/m.....stic/en-us

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gamefox64
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Oh! I see it. I missed Lighthouse's post before. sorry.

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gamefox64
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Ok, so Vipre 's not the problem, SuperAntiSpiware caught some files and got rid of them, but has not solved the problem and the Fix from Microsoft says there is nothing wrong

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GuiltySpark
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Did you try the sfc /scannow command ?

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scorpion99
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check this , i hope it would help:
http://www.winhelponline.com/a.....rvice.html

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