SEP 12.1 Firewall is Malfunctioning (Firewall driver is not loaded)
I am using the RTM version (version 12.1.671.4971) of SEP 12.1 This is a XP 32-bit machine. I am having the same issue as described in this discussion:
Basically SEP says "Firewall is Malfunctioning", and when you point the mouse cursor to the SEP systray icon, it says "Firewall driver is not loaded". I have done the following:
1. Uninstall completely and reinstall
2. Try the fix from the above discussion link. Basically disabled Windows Firewall and did a repair of SEP
It will work fine (I get a green check mark, indicating no issue). However, the problem comes back as soon as the PC got rebooted.