How to restore default Windows 8 Firewall Settings?


This tutorial explains in details how to restore default Windows 8  firewall settings. Windows 8 Firewall works as a protector for the system. Sometimes, you need to reset your Windows Firewall for different reasons, such asafter removing certain viruses, or after customizing rules. Even if you just made some changes that are causing system issues. When you reset your Windows Firewall, you are setting the configuration back to the factory defaults. This is done by removing all the programs, ports, and exceptions settings.

To restore default Windows 8 Firewall Settings, follow the below steps:

Step 1

From  Windows 8 Start screen, start typing “Control Panel” and the Control Panel option will display. Click on it to open the Control Panel.

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Windows 8 control panel

Make sure you view by either Large icons or Small icons.

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windows 8 all control panel items

Step 2

Select the Windows Firewall option, and the below screen will display.

windows 8 Firewall How to restore default Windows 8 Firewall Settings?

Windows 8 Firewall

Step 3

After opening the Windows 8 Firewall window, click on the Restore defaults button located at the right side of the window. The below screen will display.

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windows 8 firewall restore

Step 4

From the Restore defaults window, click on Restore defaults, to display the below screen.

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Windows 8 restores default confirmation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Yes to continue. Your Windows 8 Firewall is now reset back to factory default state.

Note: Restoring the default Windows 8 Firewall settings will delete all  previously changed Windows 8 Firewall settings. Some programs might stop working as a result of this restore. Therefore, you might need to uninstall and reinstall these programs.

Hint: If a program stops working after you reset your Windows Firewall, and you are not sure if resetting the Windows Firewall is the reason. Simply turn off the Firewall to test it. Then try running the program again. You can turn the firewall on and off from the Windows Firewall window.

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