"Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows firewall settings"

HI Experts,
I just uninstalled Bitdefender from my windows vista home since BD did not let me access de LAN since I installed it. I received the advice from its support to activate the firewall before installing but I can't. I only get the message above.
Please your help.
regards,
RGuillermoProject ManagerAsked:
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Raymond PengSystems EngineerCommented:
If you go to start > run > services.msc

scroll to Windows Firewall > Can you enable it? set it to automatic and start?
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Darr247Commented:
Windows Firewall depends on the Base Filtering Engine and the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services, too...  so those both need to be started first.
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RGuillermoProject ManagerAuthor Commented:
l33tf0b:
In services.msc there is no WINDOWS FIREWALL in the list.
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Darr247Commented:
You need to get rid of whatever malware removed the Windows Firewall service before you go any further.
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Raymond PengSystems EngineerCommented:
Darr247 is correct.

Please read more about dependencies for Windows Firewall Service here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2011/06/22/the-windows-firewall-service-fails-to-start-dependencies.aspx

MS Kbit - points to high possibility of malware.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530126
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RGuillermoProject ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you I have now more tools to fight this and learnt a lot. Had to reinstall.
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