There was an error opening windows firewall with advance security snap in Error code:0x6D9

If you receive the error message “There was an error opening Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in. Error code: 0x6D9” when attempting to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, there are a few steps you can take to try and resolve the issue:

  1. Restart the Windows Firewall service: Open the Services console (services.msc) and locate the “Windows Firewall” service. Right-click on the service and select “Restart.”
  2. Run the Windows Firewall Troubleshooter: Open the Control Panel and search for “Troubleshoot.” Select “Troubleshooting” from the list of options, then select “View all” from the left-hand menu. Locate and run the “Windows Firewall” troubleshooter.
  3. Verify that the required services are running: Open the Services console (services.msc) and make sure that the following services are running: Base Filtering Engine, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), and Windows Firewall.
  4. Check for malware or viruses: It’s possible that the error is being caused by malware or a virus on your system. Run a full system scan with your antivirus software to check for any infections.
  5. Restore system files: If the above steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to restore system files to their original state. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the command “sfc /scannow” to scan and repair system files.

If none of the above steps resolve the issue, you may need to seek further assistance from a Windows support professional.

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