Windows Firewall is a built-in security feature in Windows 10 that monitors and blocks suspicious incoming and outgoing network traffic. It also helps protect your computer from malicious software such as viruses, worms, and spyware. By default, Windows Firewall is enabled when you install Windows 10, but you can easily turn it off if you need to.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of enabling or disabling Windows Firewall in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Control Panel
First, open the Control Panel. To do this, right-click on the Start Menu and select “Control Panel”.
Step 2: Go to System and Security
Once you open the Control Panel, click on “System and Security”.
Step 3: Click on Windows Firewall
Next, click on “Windows Firewall”.
Step 4: Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Now, you should see the option to “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off”. If you want to enable Windows Firewall, select the “On” option. If you want to disable Windows Firewall, select the “Off” option.
Step 5: Select Network Types
If you choose to turn on Windows Firewall, you can then select which types of networks you want to allow the firewall to protect. You can choose “Private”, “Public”, or both. A private network is usually your home or work network, while a public network is usually an open Wi-Fi network like a coffee shop or library.
Step 6: Allow Apps
Finally, you can choose to allow or block specific apps from connecting to the Internet through Windows Firewall. To do this, click on the “Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall” link and select which apps you want to allow.
And that’s it! You have successfully enabled or disabled Windows Firewall in Windows 10. Keep in mind that if you disable Windows Firewall, your computer will be less secure and more vulnerable to malicious software and attacks. As always, it’s better to err on the side of caution and keep Windows Firewall enabled.