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HP PCs - Turn Windows Firewall On or Off (Windows 10)

This document is for HP computers with Windows 10.
Windows Security is the default antivirus app and firewall that is included with Windows 10. Windows Security protects your computer against viruses, spyware, and other security threats.
By default, Windows Security is turned on. If you install another antivirus app, Windows Security automatically turns off. If you uninstall the other app, Windows Security turns on automatically.
For business computers, the security settings might be managed at the IT level and might not be available to configure in Windows. To confirm, contact your company's IT department or your local IT service.
Use Windows Security settings to manually turn the Windows Firewall on or off.
  1. In Windows, search for and open Settings.
  2. In Settings, click Update & Security.
    Opening Update and Security
  3. In Update & Security, click Windows Security, and then click Open Windows Security to view firewall settings.
    Opening Windows Security settings
  4. In the Windows Security window, click Firewall & network protection, and then select your active network.
    Selecting a network to view firewall settings
  5. In the Network window, click the Windows Defender Firewall button to turn the firewall on or off.
    Selecting the Windows Defender firewall button