Turn Off Windows Firewall on Windows 7

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Hi, you are watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to turn off Windows Firewall on Windows 7 computers. Turning Windows Firewall off is not recommended because your system may become vulnerable to viruses or malware. However, the Windows Firewall may prevent some online games from working properly. Turning Windows Firewall off can solve this issue.

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    Click on the Start Menu button and locate and click on Control Panel.
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    Click on the System and Security header.
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    Click on the Windows Firewall header.
    This will open the Windows Firewall settings.
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    Click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off, located in the panel on the left side of the window.
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    Click the radio button next to Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) under the Home or work (private) network location settings to turn off the Windows Firewall while on a private network.
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    Click the radio button next to Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended) under the Public network location settings to turn off the Windows Firewall while on a public network.
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    Click OK in the bottom right corner of the window to save and return to the Windows Firewall settings.
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    Close the Windows Firewall settings to return to your desktop.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to turn off Windows Firewall on Windows 7 computers.
    If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Dougie, Doug Collins, Gordon

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