Disable Microsoft Windows Firewall
How to Disable Microsoft Windows Firewall

In order to help you prevent unauthorized users from accessing files and resources on your PC, Windows comes with a built-in tool called Firewall. The program acts as a filter to keep malicious programs and URLs away from your computer. This way it ensures that your PC is secure and free from all kinds of cyber-threats. Even if the Windows Firewall is designed to protect your PC, sometimes it may do more harm than good, especially if you’ve also installed another firewall from third party software. This may lead to conflicts and you may need to disable Microsoft Windows Firewall. That’s when this complete guide will prove helpful. So, read the post carefully:

Complete guide to disable Microsoft Windows Firewall

How to turn OFF Firewall in Windows 10, 8, and 7

Step 1. First of all, launch Control Panel on your PC
Open Control Panel on your PC
Step 2. Click on the System and Security link  

Step 3. Select Windows Firewall option

Step 4. On the left side of the Windows Firewall screen, you’ll see an option labeled Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF. Just click on it
Windows Firewall
Step 5.  Select the bubble next to Turn OFF Windows Firewall (not recommended) in the next window that appears in front of you.
Turn-Firewall-ON-or-OFF
Step 6. Click OK to save changes

Also Read: How to Turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

How to turn OFF Windows Firewall in Windows Vista

Just follow the following mentioned instructions to disable Firewall in Windows Vista:

Step 1. Open Control Panel on your PC. You can do so by clicking on the Start menu > Control Panel
Open Control Panel on your PC
Step 2. Select System and Security from the list that appears in front of you

Important Note: You can skip to step 3 if you’re in the Classic View of Control Panel.

Step 3. Click on Windows Firewall   

Step 4. Select Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF on the left side of the window to enter Windows Firewall Settings
Windows Firewall
Step 5. In the Windows Firewall Settings windows, select the bubble next to off (not recommended) option under the General tab
Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF
Step 6. Click OK to save the changes

How to disable Firewall in Windows XP

Step 1. Open Control Panel on your PC
Open Control Panel on your PC
Step 2. Click on Network and Internet Connections

Step 3. Click on the Network Connections option under pick a Control Panel icon section
Network Connections
Step 4. A new window labelled Network Connections will appear in front of you. Right click on your network connection and choose Properties

Step 5. Select the Advanced tab in the Properties window of your network connection

Step 6. Click on the Settings button under the Advanced tab in the Windows Firewall section
Disable Firewall
Step 7. Select the Off (not recommended) radio button

Step 8. Click OK to save changes  

That’s all we have in our complete guide on how to disable Microsoft Windows Firewall. Stay tuned for more updates!

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