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Windows 7: Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

15 Nov 2008   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Windows Firewall On or Off in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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08 May 2012   #20
sle3pingz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Brink, i want ask a similiar question about KIS and Windows Firewall, then if like that, can i turn on windows firewall too? Or just let it disable? I already try enable it, then what do you think? Just turn on KIS Firewall or can i turn on windows Firewall too? If just KIS Firewall, can you tell me how to disable windows Firewall?

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08 May 2012   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello sle3pingz,

You should never have two software firewalls running at the same time since they could conflict with each other and cause unknown issues in Windows. When you turn off Windows Firewall, that is the same as disabling it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2012   #22
sle3pingz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Umm, then you think we must disable the windows firewall? Can you tell me how?
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08 May 2012   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

When you turn off Windows Firewall for both Private and Public, that is the same as disabling it. The tutorial on the first page of this thread can help show you how to.
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26 Jul 2012   #24
whyhitme

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Still having problems...

I have gone through many youtube videos and even ur guide. well , i still am having problems as i still have a "network problem" i dont know why. it is the same as the photo no. 2 , but my case is that the left column , most of them are in bold and i am unable to turn on or off my firewall. what can i do? i really am confused and i dont know if it is just my computer that is having such problems
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26 Jul 2012   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello whyhitme, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of this to see if anything may be revealed as a cause?

Are you getting any error messages?

Did you install a 3rd party Firewall program that is being used instead of Windows Firewall?
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07 Oct 2012   #26
adesme

Win 7 x64 Home (Swe)
 
 

Hi, Brink.

My windows firewall is disabled as I'm running MSE, but I keep getting these annoying pop-ups at startup. They state that win fw is off and that it thus cannot be started.
I've briefed through both the services and the programs in msconfig w/o finding the source, as well as googled for an answer, but I'm at a loss.
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07 Oct 2012   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Adesme, and welcome to Seven Forums.

MSE only turns off Windows Defender, and doesn't disable Windows Firewall.

Do you have any other 3rd party firewall program installed?

Double check to make sure that the Windows Firewall service is set to "Started" and "Automatic", then try to turn Windows Firewall on as per the tutorial on the first page.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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07 Oct 2012   #28
adesme

Win 7 x64 Home (Swe)
 
 

Apparently I mis-remembered my problem. The pop-up was related to Windows Defender, stating something along the lines of "Another program is being used instead [of Defender]".

Re-activating WF worked like a charm, though.

Any tips for the next problem in line?
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07 Oct 2012   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Good. One down, and one to go.

Double check to make sure that the Windows Defender service is enabled, but only set to "Manual" and not started.

You shouldn't be getting a message from Action Center about Windows Defender since you have MSE installed. You might see if reinstalling the latest version of MSE may stop it. If not, then please a screenshot of the message for this in Action Cente. It'll be like the orange security one below, but may be a different color (ex: red).

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