Turn Off Windows 7 firewall through Command Line

In many situations you want to turn off Windows Firewall may be because of some software is not working because of blocked ports or to test some other things which requires a free communication. There can be several reasons for this.

In latest service packs  netsh firewall has been depreciated and you need to use netsh advfirewall firewall command.

To turn off the firewall use :

netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state off

and to turn on the Firewall back use :

netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state on

No need to tell that you will be required to execute above commands in Admin mode.

netsh advfirewall

There is a long list of such commands available at Microsoft website which show the conversion of commands  from depreciated netsh firewall to netsh advfirewall firewall. For  detail visit below URL :

netsh advfirewall firewall command examples


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