How To Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10?

Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10

The firewall helps to protect a device from external intruders and unauthorized access. It is an important security tool for any computer connected to a network. The Windows Defender Firewall was introduced by Microsoft to tackle the security problems on the Windows computers. But it also causes a few problems if another firewall program is installed on the computer. Read the following steps to turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10 computer. 

Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10

Turn on Windows Firewall

  • Search for the Control Panel on the computer.
  • Select the top result to open the Control Panel window.
  • In the Control Panel window, navigate to System and Security.
  • If the System and security menu is not present, then set View by to Category.
  • Click Windows Firewall and then select Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off on the left panel.
  • Under Private network settings, click the radio button near Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10.
  • Enable the Windows Firewall feature for the public network if required. 
  • Click the OK button to save the settings.

Turn off Windows Firewall

  • Go to the Windows Firewall screen and click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.
  • Select the radio button of Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) for the Private network settings and the Public network settings.
  • Click OK to save the changes.

Shortcut to open the Windows Firewall screen

  • On the desktop screen of your Windows 10 computer, press the Win and the R keys together to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “controlfirewall.cpl” in the field and click OK to run the command.
  • Otherwise, launch the Command Prompt window on the screen.
  • Enter the command mentioned in the previous step and press Enter.
  • Now, successfully Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF Windows 10 screen will appear.