How to turn on and off your Windows Firewall
Question: How do I turn on and off my Windows Firewall in Windows Vista or XP.
Solution: You can turn off your Windows Firewall by doing the following:
1) Click on ‘Control Panel‘ and then ‘Security Centre‘ or ‘Windows Firewall‘. (If you clicked on Windows Firewall, skip step 2 and go onto 3)
2) Click on ‘Windows Firewall’.
3) In the left sidebar, click on ‘Windows Firewall on or off‘. (In Windows Vista, you will be prompted with the User Account control security display – click on ‘Continue‘
4) In the pop-up Window, tick the ‘On‘ or ‘Off‘ button and click ‘OK‘.