Disabling Firewall notifications in 1809?

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #41

    earto said:
    Hi all,

    Signed up so I can reply to this post. I struggled through this problem for a LONG time, including the Windows Security Centre icon with a red cross that will not go away. After searching various forums and trying all the options (including here), I never found a satisfactory solution - until now.

    My findings are that if you disable the firewall in Security Centre, you will be hounded to turn it back on. By using a local GPO to disable the firewall, there are no warnings or popups.

    Solution

    1. In Windows Security, enable the firewall for all network profiles. Ensure the security centre shield shows a green tick. Do not proceed until security centre is happy.
    2. Run gpedit.msc to open local security policy editor as administrator.
    3. Navigate to Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
    4. Under Overview, click "Windows Defender Firewall Properties".
    5. For each of the required profiles, set Firewall state to "Off".


    In my case there was no need to restart Windows. The "Windows Security" shield should be green. Click it to verify that "Firewall and network protection" is green. Click Firewall... to verify that all network zones show a green tick with Firewall is off.

    Attachment 244710
    This solution does not work, I got this notification after the first reboot:

    Disabling Firewall notifications in 1809?-firewall.jpg

    The only fix that it works in this one:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications]
    "DisableNotifications"=dword:00000001
    "DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:00000001
      My Computer

  2. westslope's Avatar
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home Build 1903
       #42

    I gave up.

    Disabled all Windows Security notifications in the registry. Then I disabled the Windows Security notification icon in Task Manager - Startup.

    Enable or Disable Notifications from Windows Security in Windows 10

    Hide or Show Windows Security Notification Area Icon in Windows 10

    Problem "solved" I guess.

    Those who stuck with Windows 7 will feel like they made a good choice I suppose.
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