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Vista: Enable or Disable Firewall

A firewall can be a life saving barrier between you and hackers. Likewise, a firewall can be a hair-pulling obstruction preventing programs from reaching the internet correctly. Being comfortable with turning the firewall on and off is a basic skill that everyone should master.

Each version of the windows OS firewall gets a little stronger and a little easier to use. There is little reason not to use the firewall for most people; however, if you are trying to debug a program’s connection issues, disabling the firewall should be an initial first step.

Here is how to turn the vista firewall on and off:

1. Click Start Orb
2. Select Control Panel
3. Click Security
4. Select the Firewall option


5. Select either on or off
6. Click OK to finish

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.


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