Disabling Windows Firewall

By Dan Palmer
Aug 27, 2012
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  1. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,748   +162

    There is no way to uninstall windows fire wall. As far as turning back on when you restart , I have no Ideal why you are having this Problem. Maybe someone here will have a ideal. I know if I disable mine it stays off.
  2. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    I suggest disabling the Windows Firewall service (Run/service.msc), it should then stay off after reboot (I'm working to the assumption that you know what you're doing stopping the firewall!):).
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,161   +225

    Its my understanding the W7 firewall is far better than previos windows firewalls. Why you'd want to disable is puzzling & putting your pc at risk.:eek:
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    That's my question too - - very bad choice. I can only conjecture he's having problems and can't find the real problem - - many people jump to the conclusion "It must be my firewall".
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,161   +225

  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,748   +162

    You maybe right, But he maybe adding his own personal firewall. Could go either way. Just hope he knows what he is doing.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,161   +225

    Hopefully he'll be able to get back in here for expert help.(y)
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    Perhaps. With XP/Pro, I too elected a 3rd party FW, but with Win/7, I'm going native and it is very satisfactory.
    Configuration is a tad complicated, but that's common.
  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,748   +162

    Very true. Win 7 firewall dose the job, Plus a router helps to.:)
  10. Dan Palmer

    Dan Palmer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help guys, I ran a "repair" of my windows installation which seemed to fix the issue
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,161   +225

    Thanks for replying, hopefully you'll be ok.:)


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