The Windows Firewall keeps data on your computer safe and protected from unknown and unauthorized users. A firewall also gives you a sense of security. Do you know that your Windows computer also has a firewall? But the problem is that the Windows Firewall often creates problems particularly when you have installed another firewall program of your own choice. If you don’t trust Windows firewall still we recommend you should not disable it because it has many features you won’t like to ignore.
If you still want to disable Windows firewall then read the following instructions.
Disable Firewall in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7
- Go to Control Panel
Windows 7 users can go to control panel by clicking Start and then selecting Control Panel on the right side of the menu that appears. Windows 10 & 8 users will click Windows icon (start button) and then go to the apps and scroll down to Windows System. Click Windows System and select Control Panel.
- On Control Panel you will select System and Security link.
- Select Windows Firewall
- Look at the left side of the screen and select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
- There you can Turn off Windows Firewall by selecting the appropriate button.
You will have a choice to disable the Firewall for private networks or public networks.
- Save your changes by clicking the OK button.
- You have successfully disabled Windows firewall. Now check if you have achieved what you wanted to achieve by disabling Windows Firewall.
Disable Firewall on Windows Vista
- Launch the Control Panel after clicking the icon, previously known as Start button, and then choose Control panel.
- There you will see category list from which you will select Security.
- Touch the Windows Firewall.
- Next, you will select a link on the left side titled “Turn Windows Firewall on or off”
- Below the General tab (in the Windows Firewall Settings window) you will turn off Windows Firewall by switching the button from on to off.
- Save the changes by clicking the Ok button.
Disable Firewall on Windows XP
- Click Start button and then select Control Panel from the Start menu.
- Now Control Panel Window is opened on your screen. You will click the Network and Internet Connections.
Those who have switched to the Classic View of Control Panel will open Network Connections icon.
- Pick a Control Panel icon section and then touch the Network Connections link.
- Next, you will press and hold on your network connection and then select Properties.
Your network connection will be Local Area Connection if using the high-speed internet like cable or DSL.
- In the Properties window of your network connection, select the “Advanced” tab.
- Below the Advanced tab, click the Settings
- There you will select the Off button.
- Click Ok in the Windows Firewall Window and click Ok again in the Properties window.
- Now you are done, so exit the Network Connections window.