There are cases when, for different reasons, you might need to disable or enable the Windows Vista’s firewall. In this short tutorial we will show you how this can be done. Just follow the steps described below and you will be done in no time.
The easiest way to find the Windows Vista Firewall is to type the word firewall in the Start Menu search box. You will see these two results: Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Windows Firewall. Click on the second result and the main window of Windows Firewall will open.
Now, click on the Turn Windows Firewall on or off link, from the left, or click the Change settings link, from the right. Both links will open the Windows Firewall Settings window.
By default, the On (recommended) setting will be enabled. Select Off (not recommended) to turn off Windows Firewall and then click on OK.
This is how the main window of Windows Firewall will look like after you have turned off the firewall. If you want to revert to the old settings and enable Windows Firewall, click on the Update settings now link.