Turn Windows Defender Firewall On | Off on Windows 10

Windows Defender is free anti-malware software included with Windows operating system, and you can update it automatically through Windows Update… It’s a great feature to have when running Windows computers..

It is very important that you turn on or enable Windows Defender on your Windows computers… even if you have another firewall software enabled and active…

Windows Defender helps protect your computer from authorized access and adds another layer of security in protecting your data, identity from bad actors…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to turn on or off Windows Defender on Windows 10 machine for better security and privacy…

Turning on Windows Defender

Turn Windows Defender Firewall on using Windows 10 computers follow the steps below:

  • Select the Start button at the bottom left corner.
  • Then Select Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Firewall & network protection.
  • Select a network profile. (you may see three network profiles (Domain network, Private network and Public network)
  • Under Windows Defender Firewall, switch the setting to On.

Windows Defender

You can turn on Windows Defender for individual network… If for any reason Domain network isn’t turning on, you may have to contact your network administrator…

You should definitely make sure Windows Defender is turned on for your public network since that where you get attacked the most…

If your device is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing other steps…

Windows defender

Save your changes and you’re done…

Turning Off Windows Defender

Turn Windows Defender Firewall off using Windows 10 computers, follow the steps below:

  • Select the Start  button.
  • Select Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Firewall & network protection.
  • Select a network profile. (you may see three network profiles (Domain network, Private network and Public network)
  • Under Windows Defender Firewall, switch the setting to Off.

Turning off Windows Defender Firewall on Windows 10 could make your device more vulnerable to unauthorized access and your data less secure..

You should never turn off Windows defender if your computer is connected to the Internet unless you have a good reason to do so and that you won’t lose your data when compromised…

If there’s an app you need to use that’s being blocked, you can allow it through the firewall, instead of turning the firewall off.

Allow an app through the firewall, follow the steps below:

  • Select the Start  button.
  • Select Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Firewall & network protection.
  • Select Allow an app through firewall.
  • Select the app you want to allow through.
  • Select OK.

Windows defender

That’s it!

Congratulations! You’ve successfully turn on | off Windows 10 Defender… Hope you stay secure!

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