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How Do I Turn On/Off the Firewall in Windows® 7

January 10, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

how to access the settings of the firewall and turn it on or off in Windows® 7.

The Microsoft Windows® Firewall is a good first level of security and defense against Internet threats. There are more robust firewalls and security software available, and if any of these firewalls are used the Microsoft® Firewall is usually turned off. If the user wants to have a free firewall, then he can use the one provided by Microsoft® that comes with the Windows® operating system. To learn how to access the settings of the firewall and turn it on or off in Windows® 7 you can follow the instructions below.

Instructions:

  1. Click the “Start” button. Then, click on the “Control Panel” option.
  2. Now, open the “System and Security” window.
  3. Click on the “Windows Firewall” category and in the left pane, click on the “Turn windows Firewall on or off” option.
  4. In the “Customize Settings” window, you can separately modify each type of network connection.

Tips and tricks:

  • Microsoft® and the University of Texas recommend that you have another firewall installed before you turn the Windows® Firewall off.

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