Turn On/Off Windows Firewall

Firewall is a Microsoft Windows Application that protects your PC from harmful incoming content. When you connect to the networks or internet, your computer transmits and accepts lots of data. Windows Firewall filters information coming to your system from the internet and blocking potentially harmful programs. It is an essential security program and should not be stopped but sometimes you seriously need to turn it off temporarily for testing some software or installing windows updates. Here, in this article, I will guide you how to temporally turn Off/On Windows Firewall.

How to Turn Off Windows Firewall

Step 1: Click Start Menu and Search for Firewall. Click on Windows Firewall.
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Step 2: Click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
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Step 3: Click on Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) radio button.
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Step 4: You will see the Red box telling you Firewall is disabled.
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Once you install updates or complete administrative job, you must enable firewall using the same method.

Disable Antivirus Temporarily

There are hundreds of Antiviruses are out there but enabling and disabling antivirus is almost same. Here, is the steps to enable/disable antivirus.

Steps 1: Go to Notification Area in Windows and Right click on your Antivirus icon and disable Antivirus Temporarily.
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Summary

It is never recommended to turn off these security features. If you do that must remember to turn it on before shutting down your PC.

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