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Disabling Windows Firewall

By Dan Palmer
Aug 27, 2012
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  1. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    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 TS Booster Posts: 247   +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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,486   +331

    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: 9,022   +591

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,486   +331

  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,486   +331

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

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,022   +591

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

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

    Dan Palmer TS Rookie Topic Starter

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

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,486   +331

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

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