How to Disable Firewall Notifications in Windows 10

In Windows 10, all apps and programs that requires incoming or outgoing network connection are blocked by Windows Defender’s Firewall by default. When you launch a new program for the first time, you will usually receive a notification from Windows Firewall that asks for permission if the program should be allowed to run.

If you have already set up all apps that you need and no longer wants Windows Firewall to allow any more new apps to have access (send or receive data) to the internet, you can disable all firewall notifications using one of the 3 methods provided below.

How to Disable Firewall Notifications in Windows 10 via Windows Security

The following guide is assuming you are using Windows 10 default Windows Defender’s Firewall. It won’t disable notifications brought up by any third party firewall software. Follow the steps below to disable Windows Defender’s firewall notifications if you no longer want to allow anymore new apps to have access to the internet.

Step 1: Go to Windows 10 search bar, search for and open Windows Security app.

Open Windows Security Windows 10 disable firewall notifications

Step 2: In the Windows Security window, click on Firewall & network protection.

Windows 10 disable firewall notifications network protection

Step 3: In the next screen, click on Firewall notification settings.

Windows 10 firewall notification settings

Step 4: Under Notifications settings, click on manage notifications.

Manage Windows Defender firewall notifications

Step 5: Here you can configure which notifications you want to stop Windows Security from sending to you and which to retain as it is. Under “Notify me when Windows Defender Firewall blocks a new app“, you can selectively disable firewall notifications from domain, private or public network, or disable all notifications entirely by clicking on the toggle button to turn it off.

How to Disable Firewall Notifications in Windows 10

Disabling these options will only disable Windows Security from notifying you when it blocks an app or detects a problem. It won’t disable the Firewall. Windows Defender will still continue to protect your PC from incoming threats.

How to disable Windows 10 firewall notifications via GPO

To disable Windows 10 firewall notifications via Group Policy Object (GPO), follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Group Policy Editor by typing “gpedit” in the Windows 10 search bar or Cortana.

Step 2: In the group policy editor window, navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security > Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security – Local Group Policy Object. In the right pane, click on “Windows Defender Firewall Properties“.

Disable Firewall Notifications Windows 10 GPO group policy

Step 3: Select a Firewall profile (repeat step 3 and step 4 if you want to disable all notifications from all firewall profiles), then click on Customize.

Disable Windows 10 firewall notifications domain private public profile

Step 4: Under Firewall settings and next to Display a notification option, select “No” to stop receiving notifications from this firewall profile.

Disable Windows 10 firewall notifications command line

Disable firewall notifications in Windows 10 using command line

To quickly disable all Windows Defender’s firewall notifications for all profiles in Windows 10, use the following command line in an administrator elevated command prompt or Windows PowerShell.

netsh firewall set notifications mode = disable profile = all

If u are using other third party firewall software, to turn off the notifications of the firewall, you have to look for the relevant settings inside the firewall app itself. The firewall notifications settings in Windows Defender will not affect any third party firewall program.

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