Windows Defender Firewall blocked some features in network problems in Windows 10

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Windows Defender Firewall By default, blocks any incoming or outgoing requests from any third party software on your Windows 10 computer. Windows Defender will ask for your permission for the broadcast process, where you can allow or deny access. In case you see a permission request for any file Settings synchronizes the host process on public and private networks and asking you what to do, follow these simple steps to solve your problem.

Alternative solutions-

1. Run a virus scan on your computer to see if any malicious files are causing this problem or not.

2. Check for Windows Update Pending. Windows is regularly updated Windows Defender to latest virus definitions.

If your antivirus can't detect any PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) or malware, look for these solutions:

Fix-1 Disable VPN Network Adapters-

If you are using Tunnelbear, Hotspot Shield, or perhaps a VPN for Chrome / Firefox, you may encounter this error.

1. Press Tasto Windows + R. This will open a terminal run file.

2. Then write "devmgmt.msc“And hit Log in to log in to Device Administrator.

3 inch Device Manager window, you will need to expand the "Network adapters".

4. Hence, the right mouse button on the first network card in the adapter list, then click "Disable device".

5. Click on 'Yup“To disable the adapter.

After disabling the adapter, you will notice a down arrow mark file next to the disabled adapter.

Now check if you are getting the same error message or not.

If the error message no longer appears, this adapter is causing the problem.

If the problem persists, this network adapter is not causing the problem, so you need to enable it again.

6. Now, in the same window, the right mouse button on the disabled adapter and then click "Enable device“To reactivate the network adapter.

Wait a few moments for the device to be enabled again.

7. Repeat this disable-verify-enable process for the other network adapters in the list until the main culprit can be identified.

Once the problem is resolved after disabling the problematic adapter, keep it disabled and the problem will be resolved.

Fix-2 Allow access to individual apps-

Allowing a particular application that is causing this problem will fix the problem.

1. Click the Search box next to the Windows icon and type “Allow an app".

2. Now, click on “Allow an application through Windows Firewall".

3. In the Allowed Applications window, click "Change settings“To change the settings.

4. Now scroll down the list of applications / programs / host files. Select the program causing this problem.

5. Select the option "Private“To enable only private network access for the particular application.

6. Similarly, check the box "Public"* network access to enable it

7. When you have finished changing the settings, click on "ok".


As you know 'Public' the network is dangerous territory, Don't allow any third party application of unknown origin on any public network in the computer settings.

Restart your computer to save the changes.

Your problem will be solved.

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