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How to change Firewall settings Windows 8.1

By Harmeet ,Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Windows 8.1 Firewall SettingHave you lately switched to the latest upgrade of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system? Released as Windows 8.1, this newest development includes new opportunities, enhanced tool support, more controls, fresh design choices, and enhanced gaming. And to always offer you optimum security, Windows 8.1 comes equipped with an advanced version of Firewall. The best part is according to your preferences, you can easily change Firewall settings. Wondering how? Let us help you. We understand your dilemma and how secure and safe you want to be while working on your Windows 8.1-based device. Below we have provided a complete step-by-step solution to change Firewall settings in Windows 8.1.

Step 1: Go to the ‘Start’ screen and move your mouse to the right corner to access the charms menu.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Search’ charm. Now type ‘windows firewall’ in the text box.

Step 3: From the displayed results, choose ‘Windows Firewall’.

Step 4: The ‘Windows Firewall’ will open. Now click on ‘Turn Windows Firewall on or off’.

Step 5: In the ‘Customize Settings’ window, under ‘Customize settings for each type of network’ change the settings according to your preferences by checking or unchecking the options.

Step 6: Click on ‘OK’ to close the Windows Firewall window.

See how simple was that? You can anytime change the Windows Firewall settings as per your convenience and requirements. However, always remember to regularly update Windows Firewall to get maximum output.

Here’s a video that will show you easy steps to change Firewall settings Windows 8.1:


About Harmeet

loves to simplify technology for all readers who are interested in the genre but find it complex to comprehend. She is a writer by passion and wants to enrich the life of others by writing about the latest gadgets, apps, and devices in the simplest and the most useful manner. Her blogs are detailed, interesting, and definitely fun to read…

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