How to Turn off Firewall in Windows 10

A firewall is used to keep unauthorized users from accessing files and resources on your computer. Unfortunately, the Windows firewall is not perfect and can cause harm to your computer. There is better firewall software available for windows, so you might want to turn it off and use some other software. Below are the steps to disable the Windows 10 firewall.

Turn Off Windows 10 Firewall

Step 1: Press and hold the Windows icon key and X. Scroll up the menu and click Control Panel

Open the Windows Control Panel

Step 2: Click System and Security 

Open th System Security settings

Step 3: Click Windows Firewall

Click on Windows Firewall

Step 4: Disable Firewall - Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off

Disable Firewall

Step 5: Choose to Turn off the Windows Firewall (not recommended) for both Private and Public network settings and then click OK

Turn of the firewall for private and public networks

This tutorial showed you how to Disable the Windows 10 Firewall in 5 easy steps.

Instead of using WindowsGUI, you can also use PowerShell to turn off the firewall. In most cases, it's better to leave the Windows Firewall enabled and configure it to let through the intended traffic, but block unwanted access. Here is an introduction to creating advanced firewall rules in Windows firewall.