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    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

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


       Information
    Windows Firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or network.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn Windows Firewall on or off for each type of network location (ex: Private or Public) that you use in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


    EXAMPLE: Windows Firewall On and Off
    NOTE: Notice that there is a option for Windows Firewall to be on or off with Private networks and Public networks. If you have Inactive showing on a network location, this means that you do not have a network connection for that type of network location. Active means that you do.
    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off-windows_firewall_on.jpg

    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off-windows_firewall_off.jpg
    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel (Icons View) in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    2. Click/tap on the Windows Firewall icon.

    3. Click/tap on the Turn Windows Firewall on or off link in the left pane. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off-windows_firewall.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Home or Work (Private) Network Location Settings


    4. To Turn On Windows Firewall
    A) Select (dot) Turn on Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below step 5)

    B) If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    C) Change the Windows Firewall notifications settings you want. (See screenshot below step 5)

    D) Go to OPTION TWO below.
    5. To Turn Off Windows Firewall
    A) Select (dot) Turn off Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below)

    B) If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    C) Go to OPTION TWO below.

    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off-private_settings.jpg




    OPTION TWO

    Public Network Location Settings


    6. To Turn On Windows Firewall
    A) Select (dot) Turn on Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below step 7)

    B) If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    C) Change the Windows Firewall notifications settings you want. (See screenshot below step 7)

    D) Go to step 8below.
    7. To Turn Off Windows Firewall
    A) Select (dot) Turn off Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below)

    B) If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    C) Go to step 8 below.

    Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off-public_settings.jpg

    8. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot above)

    9. Close the Windows Firewall window when done. (See screenshot below step 3)
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. bmb
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7
       #1

    Thanks for Tutorial Brink
    I installed Kaspersky Internet Security and when i installed KIS automatically disabled Windows firewall but in Control panel nowhere shows i have firewall (Vista Shows if any other Firewall or Anti virus / antispyware installed in system).
    Your first screen shot both is green but my one is RED.
    Any advice...........
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Bmb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Kaspersky has a firewall included in it, so when you installed it, it disabled the Windows Firewall since you should only have one firewall installed and running at one time. That is why this is red for you. Nothing to worry about since you have Kaspersky firewall installed. :)

    Shawn
      My Computer


  3. bmb
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7
       #3

    Thanks Brink for your help but just wonder i mentioned in my previous post in Vista it showed everything what Firewall Anti virus Spyware installed in System Security Control panel if in Windows 7 u can check that way ......( I know myself what i installed and its not big issue but just for curiosity)
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome bmb. I miss them being listed on Security Center as well for quick reference.
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  5. Posts : 1
    windows 7
       #5

    a


    whenever i try to turn it off the tab that say "Turn windows fir wall on or off" cannot be click and i know for a fact im the administrator cuz im the only account on the computer??
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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Juiby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Could you post a screenshot of this?

    In the mean time, go ahead and run a sfc /scannow command to see if that may be able to help.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #7

    I have the same problem with juiby. I need to turn off Windows Firewall in order to download video files from my company's website but the option to do so is not clickable. I also log in as an Administrator. I'm attaching the screenshot so please help me with this.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello Tanuki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Did you have that screenshot?
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #9

    Thank you, Brink. I thought I attached the screeshot. Now that I'm going to do it again, I don't know how to. Please let me know. Thank you so much.
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