Author Topic: "Unable to start firewall" message  (Read 5438 times)

Offline Petomane

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • Personal Message (Offline)
"Unable to start firewall" message
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:31:59 PM »
I've suddenly started getting the message "Unable to start firewall". All was well before yesterday and I've not changed anything.



The Avast Firewall service is set to start automatically, but is not started. When I try to start it manually, I get



Can anyone suggest a reason for this or how I might investigate the cause of this service failing? Any logs anywhere I can view?

Thanks

Pete
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 12:33:30 PM by Petomane »

Offline QuantumJoe

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • Personal Message (Offline)
Re: "Unable to start firewall" message
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 09:42:35 AM »
Have you found a solution yet?

I've a new install on windows 7 and it's doing the same to me.

Offline Gandalf1369

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 196
  • Gender: Male
    • Personal Message (Offline)
Re: "Unable to start firewall" message
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 11:10:23 AM »
I would do these two things:

1. Ensure that the Windows Firewall is turned off.
2. Go to "Control Panel" -> "Add/Remove Programs" -> choose Avast! -> choose "Repair".
3. Reboot

Not sure if this will help but certainly worth a shot.

Let us know if you get it working.

Good luck . . . .
 
Windows 7 SP1 (64bit); 8GB RAM; Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Offline mag

  • Advanced Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 743
    • Personal Message (Offline)
Re: "Unable to start firewall" message
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 11:34:46 AM »
I get the same problem on XP SP3 - but not if I log in as an administrator.

Offline Mongol

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 30
    • Personal Message (Offline)
Re: "Unable to start firewall" message
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 09:02:02 PM »
I got the same message a couple of times doing a reinstall of the Security Suite. I tried repairing but it didn't work. I finally used the Avast 5 uninstall tool and removed all traces of Avast. I did another install and now it works fine and dandy... :o 8)
Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic...

 

Google Chrome

AVAST recommends using the FREE Google Chrome™ browser.

Download Google Chrome Now