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    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10
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    11 Sep 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Firewall Notifications in Windows 10


    Windows Defender Security Center will send notifications with critical information about the health and security of your device. You can specify which informational notifications you want.

    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 Defender Firewall icon.
    Note   Note
    You can also click/tap on the Settings (gear) button at the bottom left corner to go directly to step 3 below.

    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)

    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


    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: domain, private, and public). (see screenshots 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


  1. omidsolo's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       20 Dec 2017 #1

    Registry ?!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       20 Dec 2017 #2

    Security measures make it impractical.
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  3.    15 Jan 2018 #3

    I'm having an issue whereas randomly I'll check the firewall settings an they'll be off. Usually happens after reboots but I'm not sure if that is it.
    I would think it would stay on regardless. Going into it's settings I see the notification option is Off with the caveat that it is 'managed by your administrator' when I AM the administrator and the PC is standalone with no Network or anything (Group Policy Settings?)

    Here is what I'm seeing Click image for larger version. 

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    what could be keeping the firewall from staying set an on at all times? my AV is WD plus Mbam Premium an that's it as far as that goes.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       15 Jan 2018 #4

    Hello Sam @tazmo8448, :)

    Do you have any group policies configured that could be affecting this?

    See Applied Group Policies in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5.    15 Jan 2018 #5

    Going over Firewall settings in GP everything LOOKS to be as it should be and normal did not notice anything set incorrectly.

    I'm thinking that maybe when I updated/upgraded from 1703 to 1709, I didn't do it as THE Administrator but did it as Local Account Administrator. I say this because I upgraded the 1st time and a lot of every day settings like Personalization & Lock Screen settings (to name a few) had the 'setting managed by your administrator' deal an grayed out. I'm thinking that's where all these 'managed' things are coming from. I ended up Re-Installing 1703 then 1709 again and most of those 'managed' deals disappeared..

    Speaking of Firewall....at least twice or more a week (every day use) I'll get Firewall exceptions for my default Chrome browser asking me to allow the exception and the thing is IN those Firewall settings all boxes are checked an look good. All this didn't occur til 1709 was rolled out.
    Last edited by tazmo8448; 15 Jan 2018 at 14:26. Reason: clarification
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  6.    28 Jan 2018 #6

    Okay found the culprit Click image for larger version. 

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    those two were set to 'Enabled' resetting them to 'Not Configured' did the trick they weren't in User Configuration but where in Computer Configuration...guess I was the one confused about that....thanks Brink
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2018 #7

    Great news Sam. Thank you for posting back with your findings and solution.
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