Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Create a Shortcut Icon or Hotkey to Enable / Disable Windows Firewall

To disable firewall, you have to follow no. of steps like opening Control Panel, then open Windows Firewall applet, then click on "Change Settings" and finally select "Off" and Apply it

Or you can Follow the Following steps:

1. Right-click on Desktop and select "New -> Shortcut".



2. It'll ask for Location of the item. Type following command in the location box:

To Create Shortcut to Disable Firewall, use following command:


netsh firewall set opmode disable

To Create Shortcut to Enable Firewall, use following command:


netsh firewall set opmode enable

3. Click on "Next" button. Now provide a name and click on "Finish" button.

4. That's it. It'll create a shortcut on Desktop. Now you can change its icon, name, assign shortcutkey by entering into shortcut's Properties.

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