The Windows Firewall (formerly known as "Internet Connection Firewall"), Is defaulted to the Windows platform from Windows XP/Server 2003 to where It stands today at Windows 10. It's an essential tool that monitors Incoming & outgoing traffic, and blocks unauthorized attempts from unknown networks and other Intrusions. In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily access It, by creating a Windows Firewall desktop shortcut.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. A typical way to access the Windows Firewall, Is to navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall. It will then execute, as per the Image below.
From here, you can create Inbound & Outbound rules, allow or block apps to communicate online, block all Incoming connections and the list goes on. Wouldn't It be nice, If you could access the Windows Firewall via a double-click of the mouse? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this, by creating a shortcut on your computer's desktop. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Firstly, navigate to your PC's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.
Step Two:Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall
Then hit Next to move forward.