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How to Reset Firewall Settings in Windows 10 – 4 Ways

by Hassan Mujtaba
Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings

The Windows firewall is one of the strongest security and encryption systems ever created. And, when it comes to Windows Firewall is the savior for millions of computer and exabytes of data protection. One will not make a good decision if he or she is thinking of turning off the Firewall for Computers.

It’s a fact that Firewall messes with many computer application software. Especially the unofficial and third-party software are the strict rival of Windows Firewall, so it doesn’t let the Windows users use such software. And, if the Firewall is messing with some software that you need the most at a time, you can change some settings and can allow permission to the software you want to use. It’s better to use the stock settings of any program or software because they are made for a reason. We always promote our motive “The stock one is better one”.

If you face already changed some settings on Windows 10 Firewall and want to restore to default but now know how to? You arrived at the right spot.

How to Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings

So, viewers! here are the 4 ways to reset the Windows 10 Firewall settings. Some are simple and straight forwards and others are simple but technical. Choose the one which is convenient for you and make the Firewall extremely user friendly for you.

Reset Settings through the Control Panel

It is the most followed procedure to reset any Windows program settings and customization. It feels like Windows will kick off the control panel out of Windows someday. Because users do a lot of mess with the Control panel.

Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings

  1. Navigate to the following:
  2. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Defender Firewall
  3. Click on Restore defaults on the left.
  4. Now click on Restore defaults again.
  5. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

The firewall will now reset within a second, and all default settings will be applied. Now we are moving on to the second method to reset Windows Firewall Settings.

Using Command Prompt

You can also Reset Firewall Settings through the command-line. It will quickly reset the settings, here’s how you can do it.

Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings

  1. Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Enter the following command:
    netsh advfirewall reset

Through the Settings Menu

Ok! this is the easiest way to perform the task. All you need to do is to explore some settings from the Stock Settings app on Windows as we mentioned below.

  1. Head over to the following:
    Start Menu -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Security
  2. Click on Open Windows Security.
  3. Switch to Firewall and Network Protection tab from the left and then click on Restore Firewalls to default.
  4. Now click on Restore defaults and then click Yes on the dialog box to reset Windows Firewall.

Reset Firewall using PowerShell

Reset Windows 10 Firewall Settings

  1. Launch PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  2. Enter the following command:
    (New-Object -ComObject HNetCfg.FwPolicy2).RestoreLocalFirewallDefaults()

The command is a little different from the one used in Command Prompt, and it also requires administrative privileges. So, that’s all from us viewers. Thanks for visiting Windows Boy. Keep visiting our site daily to get more tips, tricks, new downloads, and much more for your Windows. We are trying our best to make your Windows 10 experience more and much better.

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