Unable to stop Windows Firewall Service

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  1. sbm

    sbm MDL Novice

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    Unable to stop Windows Firewall Service on Windows 10 CU .138

    Error coming
    Windows could not stop the Windows Firewall service on LOcal Computer.
    The service did not return an error

    Unable to install Windows Firewall Control
     
  2. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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    Set Startup Type to disable first---->Apply---->Then can stop--->Reboot ( not required if I remember correctly)
     
  3. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  4. sbm

    sbm MDL Novice

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    This method works ...But still unable to install Windows Firewall Control on Win 10 CU .138
    I am using v4.9.6.0 of the software.
    At the end of installation error coming
    Could not subscribe to Windows Firewall Control Service
    Exception : Service not available.

    But on all other version on Win 10 it is working
     
  5. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    How service can be available, if it is disabled, is stopped or turned off?
     
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  6. sbm

    sbm MDL Novice

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    I think its a problem of Windows Firewall Control
    May be an updated installer will fix it.
     
  7. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Novice

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    AFAIK Windows Firewall service needs to be running, for Windows Firewall Control to work
     
  8. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    +1 Totaly agreed :tea:
     
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  9. sbm

    sbm MDL Novice

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    Windows firewall service is enabled and running but still I am getting this error

    At the end of installation error coming
    Could not subscribe to Windows Firewall Control Service
    Exception : Service not available.
     
  10. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    Quoted from developper :
    I try to install or update the program but it does not work
    If you receive the message "This file is not intended to be executed manually. It must be launched by the original installer." probably a 3rd party security product that you use prevents the installer to execute the installation routines. Our installer launches a second process from the temporary folder and installs a Windows service. Please disable temporarily any anti-executable software that may block our installer and make sure that it is not blocked by your antivirus software or by a HIPS feature. Also, try to execute the installer with administrative privileges.

    If you receive the message "Could not subscribe to Windows Firewall Control service!" it means that our service is not available. This usually appears when something prevented our Windows service from being installed correctly or because Windows Firewall service was disabled. See below how to manually uninstall the program. After you clean an unfinished installation you can retry again.

    Some 3rd party firewalls disable Windows Firewall while they are installed. Make sure that the start-up type of the following services is set to Automatic and the status of them is Running. The following Windows services must be up and running: Windows Firewall, Windows Event Log.

    The uninstaller does not work. How do I uninstall the program ?
    Windows Firewall Control should be uninstalled from Programs and Features available in Control Panel. This will launch the file wfc.exe with the -uninstall parameter. Try to avoid using a different method to uninstall Windows Firewall Control because it can lead to an incomplete uninstallation. To manually uninstall the program, follow the next steps:

    a) Close the process wfc.exe by exiting the WFC tray icon or by using Task Manager.
    b) Run a CMD window with Administrator privileges.
    c) Execute the following commands:
    sc.exe stop _wfcs
    sc.exe delete _wfcs
    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Firewall Control" /f
    d) Delete manually the installation folder.

    Now your system should be clean of any WFC installation. You can now start again a clean installation. Make sure that you use the latest version.
     
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  12. jamiehennings

    jamiehennings MDL Novice

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    You can disable Windows Firewall service via registry, but it would also cripple store. You can use reg files as well, but batch files allow more commands, which are sometimes unavoidable.