How to Turn off Windows Firewall in Windows 7

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to turn off the firewall in windows 7. In Windows 7, the windows firewall protects the user’s computer against spyware and malicious viruses. The firewall may at times restrict certain programs from accessing the internet. In order to work with any such program, the user might have to disable the firewall.


Step 1: Open Windows Firewall

In Windows 7 to access the windows firewall, the user will have to open the control panel. One can access the control panel from the start menu. Simply go to the “start” button and click on the control panel option available there.
In the control panel, change the view to large icons. In this way, you will be able to easily locate the windows firewall icon at the lower bottom of the window. Click on it in order to open it.

Opening Windows Firewall

Step 2: Turn Windows Firewall on or off

In the new window, click on the “turn windows firewall on or off” option; you will find this option towards the left of your screen.

Turn off Windows Firewall option

Step 3: Customize Settings

In the customize window, click on the radio button available for the turn off option in order to disable the firewall for home and work networks. Once you are done, click on the ok button to exit the customize window.

Adjust firewall settings

Step 4: Turn off firewall for public networks

In the windows firewall window, you will see the notification that the firewall is not using the recommended settings. In order to turn off the firewall for public networks as well, simply go back to the customize window and check the turn off option for public networks. Once you are done, click on the ok button to exit the window.

Disable firewall for public networks

Step 5: View Firewall status

You will see that both the networks will be marked in red warning you that the firewall is turned off. Hope you found this detailed “how to turn off windows firewall in windows 7” tutorial useful.

Disabled firewall