Windows Defender Firewall: Unblock Or Block Programs

Do you want to block programs with a Windows Defender Firewall? With the help of Windows Defender Firewall, you can block harmful programs from accessing your network resources on your PC. Also, you can unblock programs in Windows Firewall if you find that a specific program is being mistakenly blocked.

Block & Unblock Programs In Windows Defender Firewall

Windows Defender Firewall

If you wnat to run a program on your PC then you may come across a message that the program you want to access has been blocked by the Firewall on your PC.

If the program that you are trying to open is a legal program and you try to open it, then you can unblock the program in Windows Firewall.

Also, if you come across an unwanted or harmful program, you can then block that program from accessing network resources on your PC via Windows Defender Firewall.

In Windows 10 you can adjust the Windows Defender Firewall to unblock or block some apps. Here’s how to:

Step 1:

Choose the “Start” button, then input the“firewall“.

Step 2:

Then choose the “Windows Defender Firewall” option.

Step 3:

Select the “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall” option from the left pane

Step 4:

Unmark the box to the left of the app name. Just disallows it from accessing network resources, while making it allows access. Also, you check the boxes to the right of the name marked “Private” or “Public” to enable and disable the app on public or private networks respectively.

Step 5:

If the program you want to block or unblock is not mentioned, you can then tap the “Allow another app…” button to add it. Simply select the app from the list and choose “Add“. If the program is not mentioned in this list, then use the “Browse…” button to choose the program file manually.


I hope this article helps you to fix your problem. You can now easily block or unblock any program with the help of Windows Defender Firewall. If you want to know more about it then let us know in the comment section below!

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