Bitdefender Firewall Won’t Turn On

How to Fix Bitdefender Firewall Won’t Turn On?

After installing the Bitdefender product such as Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security on your computer, Bitdefender Firewall Won’t Turn On might not be enabled.The main reason for the problem is missing the Windows service, i.e., Base Filtering Engine.

Scenario 1 - The Base Filtering Engine Service is Already Present on your System

To restore the Base Filtering Engine service, carry out the simple instructions mentioned below.

  • To restore the Base Filtering Engine service, carry out the simple instructions mentioned below.After you open the Control Panel window on your Windows computer, select the Administrative Tools option followed by the Services option.
  • Now, you will see the Services list on the screen.
  • Find the Base Filtering Engine service from the displayed Services list and check if its status is stopped.
  • If so, right-click the Base Filtering Engine service and choose the Properties option.
  • Go to the Startup Type field, select the Automatic option, and click the Start button.
  • After starting the Base Filtering Engine service, restart the Windows computer.
  • If the Access Denied error displays while starting the Base Filtering Engine service, follow the steps.
  • Launch the Registry Editor window by typing regedit in the Start menu.
  • Go to the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\services\\BFE\\’ location.
  • After you right-click the Base Filtering Engine key, select the Permissions option and click the Add button.
  • Type Everyone and click the OK button.
  • Choose the Everyone option, select the checkbox next to the Allow Full Control option, and click the OK button.
  • Finally, reboot the Windows computer and check if the Base Filtering Engine has been started.

Scenario 2 - Base Filtering Engine sService is Not Present on your System

  • Download the BFE_repair.zip file from the manufacturer website.
  • Unzip the downloaded file, double-click the BFE_repair file, and click the OK/Merge option.
  • Now, start the Base Filtering Engine service.
  • Once done with the above-mentioned steps, you can enable Bitdefender Firewall Won’t Turn On.
Bitdefender Firewall Won’t Turn On