Windows 10 How To Disable An Inbound Rule In Windows Defender

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Disable Inbound Rules In Windows Defender Firewall

In this post, we will be showing you how you can disable inbound rules within Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.

Disabling a firewall rule instead of deleting it means that if you decide you want to enable it at a later date you can so easily and you don’t have to recreate the firewall rule again, which saves time. You also don’t have to remember what settings you had set within the rule, unlike if you delete the inbound rule. See below for the steps for disabling the Inbound rule.

Disabling An Inbound Firewall Rule in Windows Defender:

1. Open the Windows 10 start menu and search “Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security” and open it

2. Once open click “Inbound Rules” in the left menu

3. Now find the rule that you would like to delete and right-click it > Now click “Disable Rule

4. You will now notice that the firewall rule no longer has an icon next to it which indicates that the rule has now been disabled

There you have it that’s how you can disable a firewall rule within Windows Defender Firewall Advanced Security. If you do want to enable the firewall rule again just right-click it and click “Enable Rule”.

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