What to do if Windows Firewall and third party Firewall are both turned off in Windows 10

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What to do if Windows Firewall and third party Firewall are both turned off in Windows 10

As you know, the Windows 10 operating system, as well as other Windows versions, comes with the Windows Firewall. In Windows 10, the firewall allows users to install and run a third party firewall. This kind of firewall works independently to block any suspicious activity in your computer. However, recently, some users reported that they are getting a notification on the Startup saying, “Windows Firewall and <Third party firewall name> Firewall are both turned off; tap or click to see available options”.

This particular error could be caused by a lot of factors but when you manually check the firewall, you’ll find that there really is nothing wrong with both the Windows Firewall and the third party firewall. So if both the Windows Firewall and third party firewall like McAfee, Comodo, and many others are both turned off in Windows 10, then you need to do several things to resolve the problem – you need to check the supporting services that are required and uninstall and then reinstall the third party firewall on your computer. For more instructions, refer to the options provided below.

Option 1 – Try enabling all the supporting services for the firewall

The first thing you can do to resolve the error with the firewall is to check all of its supporting services by following these steps:

  • Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run utility and type “services.msc” in the field and then hit Enter to open the Windows Services Manager.
  • Next, look for the Windows Defender Firewall service among the given list of services.
  • Once you found it, make sure that its Startup Type is set to Automatic and that the status of the service is Running. So if it’s not running, just click on the Start button.
  • In addition, you also have to make sure that the following services’ status are set as follows:
    • Xbox Live Networking Service: Manual
    • Base Filtering Engine: Automatic
  • Once done, start the firewall again and check if the error is now fixed or not.

Option 2 – Try to uninstall and reinstall the third party firewall

It is possible that the firewall error might be due to an error with the compatibility of the installation in Windows 10 and the third party firewall. Thus, the next thing you can do is to uninstall the third party firewall and then reinstall it again. Once you have uninstalled the third party firewall, you can download its latest version from its official website and the install it again. This should fix the error with the firewall.

Aside from the “Windows Firewall and <Third party firewall name> Firewall are both turned off; tap or click to see available options” error in Windows 10, if your computer is also experiencing other issues right now which has been existent for quite some time now, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you can use. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow these steps:

 

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot

  1. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  1. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  1. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  1. Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  1. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  1. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.