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Windows 7, 8, and 10 - Using the Built-in Firewall
Navigate to the Windows Firewall:
- Windows 7: Click on the Start menu » Control Panel
- Windows 8 & 10: Go to the Start Screen and type Control Panel. Click on the Control Panel icon when it appears on the screen.
In the Control Panel search bar in the upper right-hand corner, type firewall. Select Windows Firewall from the results.
You should now see the firewall settings for your current network type. In addition, you may also expand the other two network types to view their settings. For more information on the differences between the three different network types, see How to change the network connection priority in Windows 7.
Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off in the left-hand navigation panel.