Windows 10: Getting Rid of Firewall Notifications
I think your IT skillz are disabled?
Disabling Action Center can crash the OS, seriously?
I disabled my firewall by mistake once and OMG , had Trojans and nasty crap all over the place , i think it's a must but i don't know much.
Honestly, if anyone is plugging their internet feed directly into their computer, they deserve malware and viruses. If you use a router and have a "DMZ" setting which routes all undefined traffic directly to your computer, you're sill deserving of the malware/virus infections. Routers are dirt cheap, and when properly configured (mostly just default settings, even), they are already acting as a very capable firewall that protects the equipment behind it.
Even Windows Firewall won't protect people from clicking on malicious web links, though. So, you may want to get something else which monitors for and protects against malicious web content (most A/V software does that nicely). A firewall doesn't watch for that content.
Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Turn off messages about firewall
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I would rather be notified than not, if some how a bug or virus or Malware was trying to attack my computer
That's a pretty old thread. About 5 months old. Chances are the OP had the issue resolved by now.
And the method has been posted in post #2.
Last edited by davidhk; 27 Mar 2016 at 06:56.
So now I understand how users like you and Mystere become pro users with thousands of post. You simply post meaningless responses that contributes absolutely nothing to the conversation and does nothing but put people down. I'm assuming to lift your own mental status?
Was it really necessary to belittle someone who was probably simply trying to be helpful? Well at least you have another post until your total, eh?
It helped me, because I didn't see the long winded explanation earlier in the post. This guys response succinctly describes exactly what I need to do and the formatting stood out as something I recognized. I give this guy props for summarizing a previously long winded solution.
Actually, a decent router has a firewall to stop "unsolicited" traffic. Other than sharing multiple devices on the same public IP, the router's firewall is the main reason to use the device (yes, there are other functions). Why introduce another level of firewall that "hogs the machine"? Of course, if you go clicking on things, not knowing what they are, you are asking for trouble whether you have a firewall, or not.
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My laptop had the same problem, but apparently doing what Mystere said and then turning messages for network firewall back on solved the problem for some reason.
I need to add and remove certain exceptions but I cannot find out how to get there. Can anyone help please.
I run a very hardened system, I lock down all incoming connections and remove all outgoing but core networking on a new install. How can I get windows update to connect to the internet again? I've unblocked svchost.exe for the Windows Update service...
Running ESET free.
Anybody else got the same info showing, doesn't appear to be a problem thou.
I tried on several occasions to install zonealarm firewall and got this compatibility blablabla. is anyone using it? What's the standalone firewall program that you'd recommend?
This is about Windows 8.1, which I'm half thinking of upgrading to TP. A few months ago after a couple of updates the Firewall went missing in action, I don't think its Malware, I've checked with heaps of Malware programmes, and it was straight...