If you want to install new games or software on a Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 computer, sometimes you must turn off the Firewall. Although the Firewall helps to protect the computer better, it still doesn’t seem to be expected. Besides, Microsoft does not seem to know how to please customers when you need to turn off Firewall if you want to play some online games.
If you are interested in this issue, see how to Turn off Firewall on Windows 10 computer in the following content!
How To Turn Off Firewall On Windows 10
Step 1. Click on the Start menu or press Windows + S to open the search window, then enter the keyword Firewall => now click on Windows Defender Firewall in the results.
Step 2. Now the Windows Firewall window will appear, click the Turn Windows Firewall on or off option in the list of options on the left as shown below.
Step 3. A new window will appear, where you can enable/disable the Firewall on your Windows 10.
Turn off firewall: Check Turn off Windows Defender Firewall in both Private networks and Public networks as shown below.
Turn on firewall: Check Turn on Windows Defender Firewall in both Private networks and Public networks. Finally, click OK to complete.
After you turn off the Firewall on your computer, at this point the interface of the feature will look like the image below.
Turn Off Firewall Windows 10 CMD
In addition to the traditional approach, you can also try using commands to control whether to turn on or off your computer’s Firewall. Usually, we use Command Prompt, you can also use Powershell with the same command.
Step 1. Now you need to run Command Prompt as Admin, by pressing Windows + S => enter search with the keyword cmd => and right-click on Command Prompt => select Run as administrator.
Step 2. Now the command prompt will appear, you do the following to turn on or off Firewall:
Turn on firewall Windows 10: You paste the command “netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on” into the cmd window and press Enter.
When OK appears, the Firewall is on.
To make sure you can go to the Firewall to check (see method 1), the result will look like the following image.
Turn off firewall Windows 10: Enter the command “netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off” and then press Enter.
If you see OK below, that means firewall is turned off.
Now to be sure, you can access the Windows 10 Firewall by Control Panel to check. The result you get will look like the following image.
Should turn off the Firewall or not?
When we encounter a critical situation, we only try to turn off the Firewall. For example, when we play a game or install software that Windows restrict. If not, you should turn on the Firewall, because this is the safety circle that Windows wants to protect users from the risk of virus intrusion.
So you already know 2 simple ways to turn on and turn off firewall on Windows 10 already. When you want to do something that Windows restricts, turn off the Firewall, otherwise turn it on for your safety.
Hopefully, this article will help you when you want to turn off Firewall on Windows. If you have any other questions or suggestions related to the article, do not forget to leave your comments in the comments below.