Note that disabling the firewall greatly increases the computer's vulnerability to malicious applications. Make sure that all Internet programs completed and abort the Internet connection.
Click "start" and go to "Run" (for Windows XP) or control Panel (Windows 7).
Type Firewall.cpl in the window that appears and click OK (Windows XP) or click the link "Enable and disable Windows firewall" (Windows 7).
Raise the flag in the line "Off (not recommended)" in the new window "Windows Firewall" (Windows XP) or "Enabling and disabling Windows firewall (Windows 7). Confirm by pressing OK.
Return to the "start menu" and go to "control Panel".
Select "Administration" in a new window and log in to "Services".
Invoke the utility menu by right clicking mouse on the "Windows Firewall".
Select "Properties" and then click "Stop."
Select Disabled in "startup Type". Now the firewall is off and Windows service disabled.
Eliminate the service of a firewall from startup. To do this, open the start menu and enter msconfig in the search bar. Press the Enter key.
Select the Services tab and uncheck the item "Windows Firewall". Confirm by pressing OK. Now the firewall will not be started on every system startup.
Advice 2: How to turn off the firewall
The latest version of the operating systems Windows have a high security level. Built-in firewall copes with the tasks. Unfortunately, the utility sometimes strongly interfere with the settings of some programs.
If you are working in Windows XP, click "start" menu and select "control Panel". Now go to "Security" and select "Windows Firewall".
Click on the link "Enable and disable firewall" and wait for the launch of the new dialog menu. Now check the box next to "turn Off" and press the Ok button.
To navigate to the settings menu there is a quicker way. Press "start" (Win) and R. In the box that appears with the title "Run" box, type Firewall.cpl and press Enter. Open the "General" tab and select "Disable".
To open the desired menu in Windows Seven, click start. Now type in the search box located at the bottom of the pane, row, shell:ControlPanelFolder. In the opened menu, select "Windows Firewall".
Click on the link "Enable and disable firewall". Click on "Disable". Follow this procedure for all desired types of networks.
After you complete these steps, click Ok and go to "Change notification settings". Disable the reminder system inactivity the firewall.
Sometimes it's better to completely disable the default firewall system. Open control panel and select administrative tools.
Navigate to the shared services list that are present in the system. Locate the "Windows Firewall". Click right mouse button and select properties.
Go to the "General" tab and locate the "startup Type". Select "Disabled". Save the changes. Then restart the computer.
The firewall does not replace antivirus. These two programs must run simultaneously.
Many users prefer third party firewalls because of the possibility of more flexible settings.