How to Unblock a Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall is a security feature incorporated into the Microsoft Windows operating system since Windows XP Service Pack 2. This feature is designed to monitor and filter incoming and outgoing network traffic to protect your computer from unauthorized access.
However, sometimes it may block certain applications, services or websites that you trust, causing network connectivity issues. To resolve this problem and enable access to the blocked content, you need to unblock the Windows Firewall. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the Control Panel
The first step is to open the Control Panel. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + X, then click on Control Panel.
Step 2: Click on System and Security
In the Control Panel, you will find several categories, click on System and Security.
Step 3: Click on Windows Defender Firewall
Under the System and Security category, click on the Windows Defender Firewall icon.
Step 4: Select “Allow an App or Feature Through Windows Defender Firewall”
In the Windows Defender Firewall window, you will see several options. Click on “Allow an App or Feature through Windows Defender Firewall” to access the Firewall settings.
Step 5: Click on “Change Settings”
Select the app or service you want to unblock from the list of “Allowed Apps and Features” and click on “Change Settings”.
Step 6: Check the boxes next to the app or service name
Check the boxes next to the app or service name for both private and public networks.
Step 7: Save the changes
Once you have checked the boxes for the app or service and the network type, click on “OK” to save the changes.
Unblocking the Windows Firewall is an easy process that requires only a few steps. By following the above mentioned steps, you can easily unblock any app or service that has been blocked by the Windows Firewall. Remember, this security feature is designed to protect your computer, so be careful when using the Windows Firewall unblocking feature.