How to disable Windows Defender firewall on Windows 10

Created by Boris Chekaev, Modified on Wed, 28 Jun 2023 at 05:41 PM by Ksenia Chebaeva

To turn Windows Firewall on or off:

  1. Click the Start button > Settings:


  2. Click Update & Security > Windows Security:


  3. Select Firewall & Network protection:

  4. Select an active network profile:


  5. Under Microsoft Defender Firewall, switch the setting to Off. If your device is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing these steps. 

 After testing, you can turn the firewall back on in the same way.


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