How to Disable the Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10 / 11

The procedure to disable Windows Defender Firewall is as follows:


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Steps to Disable the Windows Defender Firewall

1] Search FIREWALL.CPL in Windows search box.

2] Click on Firewall.cpl from the search result

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3] On the list on left-hand side, select the option Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off.

 

Turn Windows Defender Firewall On Or Off

 

 

4] Shift the radio button to Turn Windows Defender Firewall OFF (not recommended) for both public and private network settings.

 

Shift Radio Button


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5] Click on Apply and the OK to save the settings.

6] Restart the system.

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