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Starting with Windows 10 build 16193, Windows Firewall has been renamed to Windows Defender Firewall.

Windows Firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your PC through the Internet or a network.

By default, you will be notified when Windows Firewall blocks a new app to be able to allow access if you like.

This tutorial will show how to turn on or off Windows Firewall notifications for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off Windows Firewall notifications.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows Firewall Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows Defender Security Center


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Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows Firewall Settings

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Windows Firewall icon.

2. Click/tap on the Change notification settings link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Check (default) or uncheck the Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new app box for what you want for each type of network (ex: private and public), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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You will not be able to change this settings unless Windows Firewall is turned on for that type of network (ex: private and public).

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4. When finished, you can close Windows Defender Firewall settings if you like.





Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows Defender Security Center

Note   Note
This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 15007.

1. Open the Windows Defender Security Center, and click/tap on the Firewall & network protection icon.

2. Click/tap on the Firewall notification settings link. (see screenshot below)

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3. Turn on (default) or off Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new app for all network types (ex: private and public), OR check (on - default) or uncheck (off) what you want for individual network types (ex: private and public). (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Yes when prompted by UAC to approve.

5. When finished, you can close the Windows Defender Security Center if you like.


That's it,
Shawn