How to turn off notification that Windows Firewall is off?  


  1. Posts : 137
    Windolws 10
       #1

    How to turn off notification that Windows Firewall is off?


    1. Since our Windows 10-Home is on a router I've been told that I don't need to have the Windows Firewall On.
    Assuming that is still true, how do I turn off the warning message that the firewall is off?

    2. How do I get the Malwarebyes icon to be pinned to the always visible Notification Area (bottom right) so that I can always see that it is on? Presently I have to click on the little up arrow to see the excess icons that are currently on?
    Some of these I would also like to pin so they are always visible ie the Disconnect external Passport drive icon?
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  2. Posts : 56,678
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    Hi, @robls99

    #1. For maximum security, always have your Windows firewall on. It provides a level of security in tandem with the router. It is designed to work in conjunction with common home routers to provide the best security. Leave your Windows Firewall enabled. Here is a good and easy to read explanation of why to have both.

    Do I Need a Firewall if I Have a Router?

    #2. Right click the taskbar and click Task Bar settings at bottom. Then scroll the screen down until you see Select which, like in this pic.

    How to turn off notification that Windows Firewall is off?-2020-08-10_17h08_17.png

    Click the Select. You will get this screen:

    How to turn off notification that Windows Firewall is off?-2020-08-10_17h08_59.png

    I have all of mine selected with the "select all" at the top, but you can toggle just Malwarebytes on by clicking the button next to it.

    That's it. You may need to sign off and back on to see the effect.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 10 Aug 2020 at 16:53.
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  3. Posts : 137
    Windolws 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    f14tomcat,,

    Thanks a lot for the very detailed info and examples.
    It worked great!

    Have a good rest of the week,

    Rob
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  4. Posts : 56,678
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    robls99 said:
    f14tomcat,,

    Thanks a lot for the very detailed info and examples.
    It worked great!

    Have a good rest of the week,

    Rob
    Glad to see it worked for you. You are welcome.
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