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  1. Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       09 Nov 2015 #1

    Completely turn off Windows Firewall in Windows 10


    Prior to installing my ZoneAlarm, I wanna completely turn off my windows 10 firewall, for some reason, and it must be done only via registry:

    Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Customize Settings

    > Turn off Windows Firewall = For both Private and Public Networks!
    How can I do it via registry? I found a snippet but didn't work for my Windows 10, am I somewhere wrong or it should have some changes to work?!
    Cheers

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\Standard Profile]
    "DisableNotifications"=dword:00000001
    "DoNotAllowExceptions"=dword:00000001
    "EnableFirewall"=dword:00000000
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  2. Posts : 5,071
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       09 Nov 2015 #2

    Why registry? It's easy to do via Control Panel and should be something you only have to do once.
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  3. Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter
       10 Nov 2015 #3

    omg, must be from registry, to prepare a huge .reg file for preparing tens of OEM pcs each week and configure them right after installation just with a single click.
    I don't know why most of my questions are answered by putting my question under another question!
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  4. Posts : 2,402
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       10 Nov 2015 #4

    I use a command for it, because it is one of those things, that can not be done via registry.

    netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

    Note, that you could disable Windows Firewall service via registry, but it would also cripple store.
    I used reg files as well, but batch files allow more commands, which are sometimes unavoidable.

    You can use this to convert reg to bat: Reg Converter v1.0 Yogesh
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  5. Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter
       10 Nov 2015 #5

    Thanks TairikuOkami
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  6.    22 Sep 2016 #6

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Why registry? It's easy to do via Control Panel and should be something you only have to do once.
    Doesn't work for me through control panel. It just turns itself back on right away. I've tried it half a dozen times with the same result. It won't stay off. Got any other ideas?
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  7.    10 Oct 2016 #7

    nmharleyrider said: View Post
    Doesn't work for me through control panel. It just turns itself back on right away. I've tried it half a dozen times with the same result. It won't stay off. Got any other ideas?
    I have the same problem, will post solution if I find one.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Anniversary (Pro)
       11 Oct 2016 #8

    FYI - I am looking at the same issue and would appreciate any solution. I use Synergy to use a headless PC from my desktop and the Private profile has to be turned off to work, but it turns itself back on within seconds.
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  9.    11 Oct 2016 #9

    SteveMann said: View Post
    FYI - I am looking at the same issue and would appreciate any solution. I use Synergy to use a headless PC from my desktop and the Private profile has to be turned off to work, but it turns itself back on within seconds.
    Found a fix. You need to disable the windows firewall service in services (services.msc) and restart your computer.
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Anniversary (Pro)
       11 Oct 2016 #10

    Yes, I know I can kill the firewall completely, but it's just the private profile that is causing my problem.
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