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Hide the “Windows Firewall” system icon in Control Panel.

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the "Windows Firewall" system icon from the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows XP
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can hide the "Windows Firewall" system icon from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

The "Windows Firewall" system icon enables you to set up the firewall settings.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value "firewall.cpl" in "don’t load" sub key, if this value does not exist. Setting the Value Data to "No" will hide the system icon "Windows Firewall" in Control Panel.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the "Windows Firewall" system icon is shown by default. If you'd like to show this icon again, you can delete the registry value name "firewall.cpl".

Hide Windows Firewall in Control Panel.reg

The “.reg” file can hide “Windows Firewall” system icon in the Control Panel window.

Show Windows Firewall in Control Panel (Default).reg

The “.reg” file can cause the “Windows Firewall” system icon to reappear in the Control Panel window.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The system icon "Windows Firewall" is hidden from the 'Control Panel' item list.

The system icon “Windows Firewall” reappears in the ‘Control Panel’ window.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\] and create a String Value "firewall.cpl" by right-clicking in the open area.

Next, right-click on “firewall.cpl” to modify its data value.

Finally, set the ‘Value Data’ as “No” in the textbox provided and click on ‘OK’.

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