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How to Activate the Firewall of my Windows PC and Configure it Completely?

29 de January de 2022

It is not always easy to activate, deactivate and configure programs; For example, sometimes we try to activate the Firewall of the Windows PC and configure it completely, being very difficult. And the reason why we put or remove these programs, is because we care about the well-being of our PC. There are even those who place malicious programs out of ignorance, and the malware has infiltrated the system causing great damage.

Because of all this, we have been advised look for guides that help us prevent any kind of inconvenience with our operating system. In this article we will analyze if it is advisable to have the Windows Firewall deactivated, as well as what you can modify about the Firewall on your computer and how to do it; let’s see how to do it.

Is it recommended to have the Windows Firewall disabled?

Not really it is not recommended to have the Windows Firewall disabled, the only reason to do it, is that you have another firewall licensed. And the reason for not being recommended is that disabling them can cause your PC or network, if you have it enabled, mistreatment by ‘worms or hackers’. Likewise, it is recommended that you be able to have two ‘Microsoft Defender Firewall’ activated, as this would allow greater protection and prevent unauthorized access.

Having expressed all this, the use of the firewall leaves us convinced that we must place it for the protection of our own device, servers or devices that are connected to a network. Since the internet has different unwanted entrances, if we do not put a Firewall, it can contaminate our PC, to the point of taking our personal data, among many other things.

What can you modify about the Firewall on your computer and how to do it?

It is essential to be able to have a Firewall on our PC, hence we are going to explain it what you can modify the Firewall on your computer and how to do it. So to continuity we will develop what you must do to enable or disable the Firewall, perform a system check, allowing specific programs and removing a Firewall feature.

Enable or disable the Firewall

Next, we will show you step by step how to activate windows firewall, so you just have to follow these instructions to the letter so you don’t have problems:

  • Proceed to open the Windows firewall clicking on the stamp Beginning, then click on the ‘Control Panel’, click on ‘Security’ and then on ‘Windows Firewall’.
  • Look for the choice titled Turn Windows Firewall on or off‘ and click about him; if it asks you for the password or a confirmation, proceed to place it.
  • Next click above On (recommended) which in Spanish means ‘Activate recommended’ and continually click on OK which means ‘Accept’ in Spanish.

We will show you step by step how to disable windows firewall, so you just have to follow the following instructions to the letter:

windows 10 startup

It is important that you do not deactivate ‘Windows Firewall’, if you do not have another reinforcement placed, as this can cause your PC to be damaged by ‘worms or hackers’.

  • Proceed to open the Windows firewall clicking on the stamp Beginning, and then click on the ‘Control Panel’, click on ‘Security’ and then on ‘Windows Firewall’.
  • Look for the choice titled Turn Windows Firewall on or off‘ and click about him; if it asks you for the password or confirmation, proceed to place it.
  • To end, proceed to click on ‘Disabled (not recommended) which in Spanish means ‘Deactivated (not recommended)’ and continually click on OK which means ‘Accept’ in Spanish.

Perform a system check

To carry out a check of the Windows Firewall system, you should not complicate yourself too much, you just have to follow these simple step-by-step steps to develop:

  • Proceed to click above the ‘Windows’ stampand choose the option titled ‘Control Panel’, followed by an option titled ‘Control Panel’.
  • Next, click on the option called ‘System’, where you will often click on ‘Windows firewall’, you will get a green box, which indicates the Firewall check.

Allows specific programs

For sure you want to know which specific programs to allow, well, we will name them for you: ‘TinyWall, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, Sophos XG Firewall Home Edition, Comodo Free Firewall and GlassWire’.

Remove a feature from the firewall

To remove a feature from the firewall, you don’t need to disable the firewall of Windows, so we will continue to teach you how to do it step by step:

windows 10 computer

  • proceed to click on the start menu, then look for the choice titled ‘Windows firewall‘ which you should also click. A result will appear, click on it, it will come out as ‘Open Windows 10 firewall from the search function’.
  • In the same menu firewall, you will find a choice titled ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall’, click on it.
  • You are going to see how another window opens containing a list showing you the different programs which has a specific setting to remove a feature. Above the list, look for the ‘Change settings’ icon and proceed to click it; this is a list of particular guidelines for apps authorized ‘in the Windows 10 firewall’.
  • In this part, you can also provide authorization to one of these programs or apps so that you can communicate ‘without filters’ at the moment when the firewall be active.
  • Next, choose the choice titled ‘Allow another app‘, there Windows 10 will expose a list with a variety of applications, which, you can put specific rules.
  • In such a case, that the program you require is not in that list, proceed to add it just by clicking on the window titled Examine and thus find its location.

illustration of a padlock

Having already confirmed clicking on the selection entitled ‘Add’, the new app will appear in the list. It then proceeds to ‘configure’ up to the specific standards both ‘for public networks’ and ‘for private networks’ where it is to be applied.