Windows 10: firewall not turning on

Discus and support firewall not turning on in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I had installed an anti-virus app on my pc, before that I had turned off firewalls, because the anti-virus app keeps interrupting me; I uninstalled it.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by HeniPatel, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. HeniPatel Win User

    firewall not turning on


    I had installed an anti-virus app on my pc, before that I had turned off firewalls, because the anti-virus app keeps interrupting me; I uninstalled it. Now I get no option to turn on the Firewall due to that my network status appears as a dashed line. Also, the network discovery turns itself off after I turn it on and save changes. When I open the Firewall settings it says Firewall is not using recommended settings and gives option that use recommended settings and when I click it, nothing happens.


    I m using Windows 10.......

    :)
     
    HeniPatel, Nov 17, 2019
    #1
  2. Anne Fuj Win User

    Firewall

    Hello,

    It is recommended to turn on your Firewalls to prevent your computer from unauthorized access and being vulnerable. Based on your issue description, it looks like you wanted to turn off Windows Firewall. To turn off Windows Firewall, kindly follow the steps
    below:

    • On Start, scroll down to Windows System > Control Panel > System
      and Security
      > Windows Firewall.
    • Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
    • Under the appropriate network setting, select Turn on Windows Firewall.
      • Note: If your PC is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing these steps. For more info, contact your .administrator

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Anne Fuj, Nov 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Cannot turn on network firewall for windows10 - SOLVED

    Hello Sabrina,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience you have experienced.

    You mean to say, the option is grayed out?

    Is this started to happen recently?

    What happens when you tried to turn on Firewall?

    Usually, Windows Firewall shouldn't be in turn off state unless you have another firewall turned on. Turning off Windows Firewall might make your PC (and your network, if you have one) more vulnerable to damage from worms or hackers.

    To turn Windows Firewall on or off:


    • Click Start,

    • In Search, type firewall, and then select
      Windows Firewall.

    • Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off on left pane. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

    • Select Turn on Windows Firewall checkbox's and click
      OK



    • Note: If your PC is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing these steps. For more info, contact your administrator.
    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Nov 17, 2019
    #3
  4. firewall not turning on

    Good Antivirus + Firewall

    I would never put anything Norton on my computer.

    Nod32 is arguably the best antivirus. AVG is likely not as good, but it's free and at least pretty good.

    Firewalls, I'd put Comodo and whatever "Tiny Personal Firewall" is named nowadays on your short list. I think Kerio might have sold it now and it's named something else. Otherwise, just put Comodo on your short list. I think the current version's ease of use has taken a step backwards, seems a bit counter-intuitive when trying to do certain things with it, but overall it does a good job and the price is right.
     
    Deusxmachina, Nov 17, 2019
    #4
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