How to turn off Firewall: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7

How to turn off Firewall: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7

If you need to temporarily disable the Firewall utility of Windows 8.1, follow the steps below.

How to turn off Firewall on Windows 11?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Go to Privacy & security > Windows Security  > Firewall & network protection, and open Windows Security settings.
  • Select a network profile among Domain networkPrivate network, or Public network.

  • Under Microsoft Defender Firewall, switch the settings to Off or On depending on whether you want to disable or enable the firewall.

How to turn off Firewall on Windows 10?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Go to Privacy & security > Windows Security  > Firewall & network protection, and open Windows Security settings.
  • Select a network profile among Domain networkPrivate network, or Public network.

  • Under Microsoft Defender Firewall, switch the settings to Off or On depending on whether you want to disable or enable the firewall.

How to turn off Firewall on Windows 8.1/8?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Search and open the Control Panel.
  • Go to System and Security > Windows Firewall (or Windows Defender Firewall).
  • On the left panel, go to Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  • Click on the radio button Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended).
  • Click Ok to validate.

How to turn off Firewall on Windows 7?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Search and open the Control Panel.
  • Go to System and Security > Windows Firewall (or Windows Defender Firewall).
  • On the left panel, go to Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  • Click on the radio button Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended).
  • Click Ok to validate.
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