Bitdefender Firewall Not Turning On

How to Resovled Bitdefender Firewall Not Turning On

If the Bitdefender Firewall suite, such as Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security is not turning on after you have installed it on your computer, proceed with the steps given below to activate it.

Bitdefender Firewall Not Turning On
  • The reason behind the problem is not with the Bitdefender Firewall program. Mainly, it is due to the missing Windows service, i.e., Base Filtering Engine.
  • Base Filtering Engine helps to control the Windows Filtering Platform operation. This service is essential to run security programs such as Windows Defender (Windows built-in firewall), Bitdefender Firewall, etc.
  • At first, check if the Base Filtering Engine is present on your computer.
  • To check, launch the Control Panel window on the computer, and select the Administrative Tools option followed by the Services option.
  • Now, all the services running on the computer will be displayed on the screen.
  • Search for the Base Filtering Engine service. If found, proceed with the following instructions to restore the Base Filtering Engine service.
  • If the Base Filtering Engine service is not found in the Services list, download the BFE_repair.zip file and double-click it. Select the OK / Merge option to install the Base Filtering Engine service on the computer.

Restore the Base Filtering Engine service:

  • From the Services list, right-click the Base Filtering Engine service and choose the Properties option if the status of the BSE (Base Filtering Engine) service is stopped.
  • Go to the Startup Type field, select the Automatic option, and click the Start option.
  • This will start the Base Filtering Engine service. Once done, restart the computer.
  • At the time of starting the Base Filtering Engine service, if you get the Access Denied error message on the screen, set proper permissions as per the guidelines mentioned below.
  • To launch the Registry Editor window, enter regedit in the Start menu.
  • Go to the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\services\\BFE\\’ location, search for the BFE key, and right-click it.
  • After you choose the Permissions option, click the Add option and type Everyone.
  • Click the OK option followed by the Everyone option and then select the checkbox beside the Allow Full Control option.
  • Close the Registry Editor window by clicking the OK option.
  • At last, do not forget to restart the computer and check if the Base Filtering Engine service is started.
  • Now, you can run the Bitdefender Firewall Not Turning On program on the computer.