Hello Friend Today Geekywindows going to see you how to disable windows firewall, either temporarily or forever, a very useful resource if you have connectivity problems and want to make sure that it is not the fault of the Windows firewall or firewall.
The Windows firewall provides additional protection for data input and output from your PC to the network, so it is not recommended to disable it as a rule , but only as an exceptional temporary measure for the diagnosis or solution of a connection problem.
how to disable windows firewall
To disable the Windows 10 firewall you need to go to the Windows Defender Security Center . You can open the start menu and type in its name, but it’s quicker to click its shield icon in the Notification Area next to the clock.
The Windows Defender Security Center includes all the integrated security, performance, and antivirus options of the operating system. Right now we are only interested in disabling the firewall, so click Firewall and Network Protection.
The Windows 10 firewall can be turned on and off separately on three types of networks: domain networks (most common in a work environment), private networks (for example, at home), and public networks (networks without a password in one cafeteria and the like). Windows tells you what type of network you are currently connected to with the (active) callsign, but if you want to disable the firewall on all of them you must do it one by one. First, click on Domain Network.
In Domain Network, click the switch to disable Windows Firewall . Remember that you have only disabled it in this type of network, and that you must repeat the process in the rest. To do this, click on the arrow to return to the previous window.
The firewall settings window will look a little different now, as there is a new button urging you to enable the firewall on the types of networks you have already disabled. Neither case, now it is the Private Network , which is generally the type of network you will be connected to when you are at home.
The modus operandi is the same as: under the Windows Defender Firewall section, disable the switch to disable the Windows firewall. You will receive a warning window trying to dissuade you. Click the arrow to return one last time to the settings window.
The last type of network in which we need to disable the Windows firewall is in public networks , that is, those in which there is no encryption. You should not disable the firewall on this type of network unless you are sure of what you are doing, as it could leave your PC exposed to hackers.
You just have to turn off the last switch of the Windows firewall to disconnect the firewall also on public networks. The effect is immediate, and from that moment the Windows Defender icon in the Windows notification area will show a symbol indicating that “something is wrong”.
Activate the Windows firewall again
If you change your mind, or if you have finished diagnosing your network, activating the Windows firewall again is very easy. Instead of having to go to each section and activate it, you only have to press Restore configuration so that Windows restores the firewall in the type of network you are currently connected to.
For all other networks, you can click Activate to activate it too, from the Windows Defender Security Center window.