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Disable Windows 7 Firewall Notifications [Tip]

S ometimes you don’t want the Windows 7 Firewall constantly popping up notifications. But the operating system doesn’t always agree. Here’s how to disable those pesky notifications.

Click Start and type:action center in the Search box. Press Enter.

In the upper left of the window that shows, click Change Action Center settings.

Uncheck the box for Network firewall, then click OK.

That’s it!

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6 Responses to Disable Windows 7 Firewall Notifications [Tip]

  1. Chris February 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Turning off fire wall r u out of u r mind, since when do u have a part time Job as a Hacker ?

  2. Ziggy February 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I’m a little perplexed by your article, Jeremey. Yes, firewall notifications can be somewhat annoying, but I’d much prefer to be annoyed by Windows Firewall notifications than allow unauthorised Shenanigans on my PC.

    My complaint would be that Windows Firewall notifications are few and far apart.

    Would you know of any good software that could give a user more feedback from Windows Firewall? I’m just one of those people that likes to know what’s going on.

    I don’t particularly like programs like Comodo or Zone Alarm as they always invariably break down. Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows 7 Firewall are my mainstay protection and work nicely tandem, whereas freeware firewalls have a history of mucking things up.

    Look forward to your response…

    • sueska February 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      Ziggy, you may want to consider Windows 7 Firewall Control (works with other versions of windows too) Gives you more control over your existing Windows Firewall. There is a free and plus (paid) version. By default Windows 7 Firewall Control blocks nearly every program. You have to edit to enable the programs you want to allow. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but I find this program is easier than editing the advanced properties of windows firewall. You can turn off notifications with this program too. My motto is, “When in doubt, check the firewall settings first.”

      • Ziggy February 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

        @sueska. Thanks for your suggestion sueska. I’ll definitely give it a go. I heard of this program sometime ago but I’d forgotten all about it. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention. Unfortunately, sometimes “Old age does weary us”!

  3. Brian Burgess February 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    This doesn’t turn off the Windows Firewall. It just turns off its notifications.

    To turn OFF the firewall you need to co into Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Customize Settings

    Then turn it off.

    • Chris February 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      Bottom LINE is Fire Wall notification is pretty good, unless User wants real trouble surfing Net !!!

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