Feb 182008
 


Windows Firewall is a critical first line of defense to protect your computer against many types of malicious software.Properly configured, it can stop many kinds of malware before they can infect your computer or other computers on your network. Windows Firewall, which comes with Windows Vista, is turned on by default and begins protecting your computer as soon as Windows starts. The Windows Firewall Control Panel is designed to be easy to use, with several configuration options and a simple interface.

More advanced than the Windows Firewall in previous versions of Windows, the firewall in Windows Vista helps protect you by restricting other operating system resources if they behave in unexpected ways-a common indicator of the presence of malware. For example, if a component of Windows that is designed to send network messages over a given port on your PC tries to send messages by way of a different port due to an attack, Windows Firewall can prevent that message from leaving your computer, thereby preventing the malware from spreading to other users.

To turn on Windows Firewall

Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button > Control Panel

Click on Security and click on Windows Firewall.


Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click On (recommended), and then click OK.If you want the firewall to block everything, including the programs selected on the Exceptions tab, select the Block all incoming connections check box.

To turn off Windows Firewall

You should not turn off Windows Firewall unless you have another firewall enabled. turning off Windows Firewall might make your computer (and your network, if you have one) more vulnerable to damage from worms or hackers.

Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Windows Firewall.

Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click Off (not recommended), and then click OK.

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  2 Responses to “How to Turn Windows Firewall on or off in vista”

  1. When i click on turn on it says the security service can’t be started plz help

  2. I have tried and tried to turn off the firewall on my home pc the same way it tells me in this link but for some reason it’s not working. Is there any other way to get firewall off my computer?

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