Disable Firewall in Windows® 2000
Is there a way to disable firewall in Windows 2000? Learn how to disable firewall in Windows 2000.
Firewall is a part of computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. Windows Firewall offers protection to your system against malicious programs and users, which rely on incoming traffic (unsolicited) to attack systems. It also drops outgoing traffic. It is also configured to use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Snap to integrate rules for both traffic protection and firewall behavior with Internet Protocol security. Certain issues caused by Windows Firewall leads to disabling it from your Windows 2000 system.
Following points will help you to disable firewall in Windows 2000:
- Why to Disable
- Quick Fix
Why to Disable
Windows Firewall does not block spam. It does not prevent computer users from opening infected e-mails with the virus. Firewall may cause issues related to system networking. You may be unable to browse other computers on the network and you may not be able to print from a network printer because of a firewall. It also block some sites that a user wants to visit. Remote administration tools may fail in your system due to the server. The server blocks the incoming traffic, that is unsolicited, from the remote administration tool. It also leads to failure of VPN connection and remote access.
You can resolve it by configuring Windows Firewall settings on PCs remote server that you are trying to administer. It is done by adding a service port to the Windows Firewall exceptions list on the server that you manage. The command prompt window allows you to type simple commands and control different operations in your system. To turn off Windows Firewall in your system, open the 'Command prompt' window and then type 'Netsh firewall set opmode disable'. Another way to disable firewall is by accessing the control panel. Open the 'Start Menu', click on 'Control Panel'. Look for 'Windows Firewall' icon. Open it. Select 'Turn Windows Firewall on or off'. Turn off Windows Firewall under the Home and Public network. Click on the 'OK' button to complete the turn off operation.
It is recommended that computer users should install antivirus and continue to update so that the computer is not exposed to threats from malware. Windows firewall should be turned off to work on the websites with games, pop-ups, etc. Disabled firewall do not interfere with the installation or functionality of any program. A user can turn on the firewall available with antivirus software to avoid infections while working on Internet.