How to enable or disable the Windows 10 firewall


A few years ago, talking about firewalls was like talking about the security of our computer so that no virus, spyware, or malware entered our computer. Actually, the firewall does not have that function, that is what antivirus programs are and specifically Windows Defender. The function of the Windows firewall is completely different.

While antivirus care that our computer is not attacked by any software/application that can erase content from our hard drive, share passwords with third parties, encrypt the content. The firewall ensures that nobody can directly access our equipment and control it to steal information from us.

Windows 10, by default always has the firewall activated blocking access to the typical ports that are used to manage computers remotely, How can we do it through the Remote Assistance service? Offered by the Pro version of Windows 10.

In this way, unless the conformity user himself, all access ports to our equipment sand, they are closed entirely as long as we have the firewall activated.

If we want to access our team remotely, we must add an exception in the Windows 10 firewall so that through that specific port (the one that we specify) and using a username and password; we can access our team.

How to disable Windows 10 Firewall

  • First of all, we go to the Windows 10 configuration options through the keyboard shortcut key Windows + I, or through the gear wheel located in the start menu.
  • Then we click on Update and security> Windows Defender.
  • Within Windows Defender, click on Antivirus and threat protection. In the right column, we head to Windows Defender Firewall and disable the switch.