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How to disable Windows Firewall completely?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    How to disable Windows Firewall completely?


    Hi,

    Can any of you tell me whether or not it is possible to turn the Windows Firewall completely off, so that it does not turn itself on, whenever I join a new public network?
    I have tried the following command in the command prompt: "netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off", which should do the trick, but doesn't. It was run in administrator mode, so that's not the problem.

    The reason that I need this done is, that I play as a DJ using Rekordbox connected to the mixer, through an ethernet cable. Now, for some reason my computer identifies this as a public network, every time I connect the 2 devices and then turns on the Windows Firewall (which blocks the computer and mixer from communicating, which is BAD!).
    Every time it activates itself, I have to go into the control panel and turn it back off, which is sort of tedious...

    I do have my own antivirus and firewall software installed, so I need the Windows part completely off.

    Best regards,
    Rasmus4J

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  2. #2


    Did you try to "Kill" Windows Firewall service. ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    You mean upon starting the computer, enter task manager and shut down the service?
    No, I haven't tried that. But that wouldn't solve my issue anymore than the current solution, to disable it every time.
    I need something that will completely stop it from ever starting.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Rasmus4J View Post
    You mean upon starting the computer, enter task manager and shut down the service?
    No, I haven't tried that. But that wouldn't solve my issue anymore than the current solution, to disable it every time.
    I need something that will completely stop it from ever starting.
    Not that. Run "services.msc" and set Windows Firewall service to Disabled or Manual.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Ahh! That I haven't tried either, no. But I definitely will do so and see if it helps.
    Until otherwise proven, thanks for the help!
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Rasmus4J View Post
    Ahh! That I haven't tried either, no. But I definitely will do so and see if it helps.
    Until otherwise proven, thanks for the help!
    No problem, I keep my disabled and no problems.
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