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Symptoms

When you try to enable your Windows Firewall in Internet Explorer 9, you receive the following error message:
0x80070422

Resolution

To enable your Windows Firewall, try the methods in this article. If the first method doesn't resolve your issue, go to the next method.

Method 1: Scan for malware

Method 2: Fix the problem automatically

Method 3: Install the latest Windows Updates

Method 4: Enable Windows Firewall at startup

If you still receive error 0x80070422 when you restart your computer, you may want to contact the Microsoft Consumer Security Support Center. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website: 
https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

More information

For more information about Windows Firewall, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-firewall

For information about how to keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other malicious activity, go to the following Microsoft Safety and Security Center website:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx

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Article ID: 2617842 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 9.1
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