Step 1: Open the Control Panel
Step 2: Open Windows Firewall Settings
Step 3: Enable the Firewall
Ensure that both the private and public network firewalls are turned on. We recommend leaving the checkmarks in the notify option as seen below. Once you have selected both, click "OK"
Your firewall will now be enabled.
Step One: Open the Settings Menu
Start by right clicking the Windows icon on your task bar, then clicking on "Settings" from the menu that opens:
Step Two: Access Windows Security
Navigate to "Privacy & Security", then to "Windows Security" at the top:
Step Three: Check Firewall Status
From here you can see your protection areas of the computer. If you click on "Firewall & network protection" you can see the status of your firewall.
If your firewall is not on you will see it attributed with a red "X" as well as a "turn on" button.
If your firewall is on you should see a green checkmark that looks similar to this:
If it was not, your firewall should be enabled now, or you have confirmed that it was already on!