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How to Add or Remove Windows Defender Firewall context menu in Windows 10

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

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

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Windows Defender Firewall desktop context menu to be able to quickly open, change settings, and turn on or off Windows Defender Firewall as needed in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu.

EXAMPLE: Windows Defender Firewall desktop context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Windows Defender Firewall to Desktop Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Windows_Defender_Firewall_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove Windows Defender Firewall from Desktop Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Windows_Defender_Firewall_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you have File Explorer open, then you could either navigate to another location or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn