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I have ICMPv4/6 blocked in my windows 7 firewall. No matter what I do my computer can still be pinged. The rule is enabled, etc. how do I fix this?

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Are you pinging your computer from your LAN or from the WAN? Do you have ICMP blocked for both? You can also try running netsh firewall set icmpsetting type = all mode = disabled –  squircle Apr 30 '11 at 19:06
    
Using LAN, and computer is still responding to pings. Even when using your method. –  abc123 Apr 30 '11 at 19:09

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If your router doesn’t support blocking ping, there is nothing you can do on your computer because your router automatically respond to ping request.

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I am not familiar with Windows 7 and this may be something obvious you've already done. Here's a possible answer for you for Windows 7:

What you've probably done is configure your network type as either a home network or a work network which allows your machines to somewhat talk to each other. A quick way to change this is to right-click on your network icon (in the taskbar) and choose "Open Network and Sharing Center". Here you will see your network and more importantly the type of network it's configured as. If you click on your network type and change it to "Public network" it will make the firewall more secure and prevent things like ICMP.

The other option you have is to configure your firewall rules manually. In the same window (Network and Sharing Center) you will see a link on the left towards the bottom which is labeled "Windows Firewall". If you go in the and then click advanced on the left hand side the whole world of firewall rules opens up to you and you can do all kinds of creative things.

Be careful, you could make things "too" secure. If you do however there is the option to revert things back to default...

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