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Monday, November 22, 2010

How to Turn Windows Firewall On or Off in Windows 7




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

This will show you how to to turn Windows Firewall On or Off for each type of network location (ex: Private or Public) that you use in Windows 7. Windows Firewall is turned on by default in Windows 7.




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.




Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (All Items View).

2. Click on the Windows Firewall icon.

3. Click on the Turn Windows Firewall on or off link in the left blue pane. (See screenshot below)



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 on Yes.

C) Check 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 on Yes.

C) Go to OPTION TWO below.



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 on Yes.

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

D) Go to OPTION TWO below.

7. To Turn Off Windows Firewall -

A) Select (dot) Turn off Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below)

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

C) Go to OPTION TWO below.



8. Click on OK. (See screenshot above)

9. Close the Windows Firewall window when done. (See screenshot below step 3)

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