Enable or disable Windows Firewall in Windows 10

Like all other versions of Windows, Windows Firewall is also present in Windows 10. This is good because it blocks a lot of incoming connections that you do not want to allow.

Nowadays, everyone has a router hanging between the computer and the actual Internet that is already catching hope. But if you want to communicate directly with the Internet via the modem with or without a router function, then the Windows 10 Firewall is a must-have.

Of course it’s not as good as for example ZoneAlarm Firewall, but it does its job. You want to enable or disable the firewall. Fortunately, this is not very complicated and I will explain to you in this instruction how to proceed.

Initially, we’ll open the configuration of the Windows 10 firewall settings. The best way to do this is to type “windows firewall” at the bottom of Windows 10 when searching.

Then select “Windows Firewall with advanced security

open windows 10 firewall

An advanced settings window will now open in which you can set a heap for the windows firewall.

In this screen you can choose to configure different profiles such as “Domain profile”, “Private profile” or “Public profile”.

Depending on what network your computer is on, you should enable or disable the firewall for this profile.

configure windows-10 firewall

Click on “Windows Firewall Features

You can then select at the selected profile, as previously mentioned at “Firewall status”Whether it should be turned on or off.

If you are having problems with Windows Firewall then you can reset the Firewall settings to default values. This will lose all the settings of the Windows firewall.

In the Windows 10 search bar type: cmd.exe. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

Run cmd as an administrator

In the Command Prompt window type: netsh advfirewall reset

netsh advfirewall reset

You will now receive “Ok.” back when the Windows Firewall reset is successful. Restart your computer and verify that the issue is resolved.

I hope you have helped with this, thanks for reading.

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