Issues with turning off Firewall in Microsoft®Windows® 7
How to fix issues that may arise while turning off Firewall in Microsoft Windows 7 OS?
Firewall is a part of your computer system which is designed for blocking unauthorized access to your system, while allowing authorized connections to take place without difficulty. If you are working on Windows 7 on your computer, you must have in-built Firewall protection. Sometimes, your firewall may seem to create a conflict with the in-built hardware firewall of your router. In that case, you might need to turn off firewall in Windows 7. Let us see what issues may come up while doing this and how to fix them.
Following are the possible issues while turning off Firewall in Windows 7, and tips to fix the issues:
- Need to turn off Windows 7 Firewall
- Cannot access Firewall
- Firewall turns on again automatically
Need to turn off Windows 7 Firewall
You may need to turn off Firewall feature in Windows 7 if it is interrupting with any of your other software programs or hardware components. If you are using any other anti-malware program which also provides Firewall protection, then also you may have to turn off Firewall in Windows 7, because both the Firewalls can come in the way of each other’s functioning. You may also need to turn it off, if you want to get connected to a larger number of computer networks and your Windows 7 Firewall is not allowing you to do so.
Cannot access Firewall
There may be a case when you wanted to turn off Firewall in Windows 7 but you are unable to access it. In that case, the first thing you need to do is to make some changes in your Windows registry. To do this, click on your 'Start' button, click on 'Run', type ‘regedit’ and click 'OK'. Once the Registry Editor appears, you can click on 'File' and then 'Export'. Before doing this, you have to make sure that the ‘All Keys’ has been selected. Give name to the file and then click on 'Save'. After doing this, again click on your 'Start' button, click on 'Run', type ‘cmd’ and click 'OK'. At the prompt that appears, type 'REG DELETE HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesSharedAccess /v DependOnService' and then 'REG ADD HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesSharedAccess /v DependOnService /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "Netman"'. After this, reboot your PC and try to turn off Firewall Windows 7 again.
When you turn off Firewall in Windows 7, you can see that there is a 'Default' button. If you set Firewall in Windows 7 to turn off by default, then it may not turn on again whenever you restart your computer. Otherwise, it can turn off only for the time you have turned it off and may turn on again when you restart your computer.
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