Windows Firewall is a basic port filter built into the Windows OS.

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DNS Address could not be found - firewall

I'm using FortiGate 80C, have face this error when browsing. This message appear, then after few second it will redirect to the page. My question is why does this error occur and how to get rid of ...
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Windows firewall doesn't work

I've added a rule to Windows firewall to block all incoming connections on port 80: But it has no effect - CurrPorts shows apache listening on port 80 and also nc (ncat on Win) shows port is still ...
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Why are there many similar firewall rules with “RPC-EPMAP” suffix?

On Windows8.1, there are many advfirewall rules named ... (RPC-EPMAP) with: same Local port: RPC Endpoint Mapper same Program: svchost.exe same Service: RPCSS and I didn't find any difference ...
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Inbound and outbound firewall rules

I am in the middle of writing a Powershell script to configure DMZ servers on Windows Firewall for 2012 R2. Looking at some older scripts I have written I seem to have added a lot of inbound firewall ...
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Windows 10 Firewall: block all - allow windows update

This is specific to windows 10 !!! I need windows firewall to block all outgoing (and incoming) traffic EXCEPT for windows update but when I block the outgoing traffic --> windows update fails I ...
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Server 2012 r2 — Opening firewall on remote Server Core machine for MMC (Comp. management) access

MCSA student here. I'm having some difficulty with this one. Same subnet and workgroup. Server 1 is a physical 2012 R2 server. Server 2 is a Server Core running as a VM on a workstation. As part of ...
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Multiple instances of programs allowed in windows firewall

I am new to windows firewall. While allowing a program through windows firewall, I am able to find that multiple entries present for Firefox, and java. Why is it so ? Thanks in advance.
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Cannot set ports to listening even though they have been opened Windows/Ubuntu

Currently trying to set up a connection (using sockets) between my localPC (windows) and my VM (Ubuntu). They are both on the same subnet and can be pinged. Went into Windows features, advanced ...
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Block Facebook using Windows Firewall not work

I'm trying to block Facebook following this guide but it didn't work. Did you try this way and did it work? Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall Windows Firewall:
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Windows firewall: Allow application to only connect on public network and one port on private network

I have an application that requires internet access and has a web GUI. The internet access should go through a VPN. The VPN is a public network in Windows. I configured the firewall to only allow ...
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How do I configure the Windows firewall to block communication with all except one IP address?

so I am the admin of a club laptop, which runs on windows 10, and is connected to the internet via an usb stick with a sim card, which unfortunately has limited internet, so to prevent people from ...
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Allow network traffic only on a network with specific SSID

I know about options in Windows Firewall to limit certain apps to e.g. certain ports but is it somehow possible to limit communication of a certain application just to a specific network, e.g. ...
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openvpn, windows sharing (smb) and windows firewall

I'm accessing a windows share through my openvpn tunnel. Browsing works fine. When I try to transfer a file, the request times out. However, If I completely disable windows firewall, it does work and ...
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Command to request EXE for Windows firewall name?

On Windows 7, I can use the following command to get information about a firewall rule: netsh advfirewall show rule name=foobarTCP yields: Rule Name: foobarTCP ...
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Unable to create new profile in outlook 2013

Unable to create new profile of office365 users.(Exchange account) Things tried. Removing profile from control panel. Uninstalling and installing office 2013. Adding account with manual settings. ...
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Windows Firewall - Allow program in dynamic folder

I need to add an exception to the Windows Firewall rules that allows a program (LogMeIn Rescue). LogMeIn let's the user download some Remote support tool.exe that unpacks into %localappdata%\logmein ...
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Block all traffic except for Chrome [duplicate]

I will be working on my 3G connection for a few days (meaning I'll be in the middle of nowhere). I don't want Windows to update and don't want any of my apps and services to connect to internet. I ...
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Block Windows Service Access to Remote SQL Server with Firewall

So I've got a fun firewall question. We have a windows service that we have running on a Windows Server 2012 instance. It is connecting to a remote SQL Server that we do not own, among other things. ...
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Why is Windows Firewall blocking inbound LAN connections to httpd, despite a firewall rule?

(Similar to this question, I know, however the answer was not a solution.) I freshly installed Apache 2.4 as a service on Windows 7 Professional, and configured it correctly, however it is only ...
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Windows Command to check if a remote server port is opened?

I have two Windows Servers.. Server A and Server B. There is a service configured on Server A to listen on port P. Is there a way to check if the port is opened in Windows Server B irrespective of ...
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How to configure Windows 7 firewall outbound rules for symlinked applications?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I have set the built in firewall in outbound white list mode (block unless allowed by a rule). Now I'm trying to configure some outbound rules for the built in ...
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Cannot Access My Computer Over LAN

I cannot even ping my computer from another device inside LAN. I've tried the followings: Turned on Network Discovery, File&Printer Sharing, Folder Sharing from Network and Sharing Center ...
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Could not connect to remote MSSQL server

I am having a Microsoft Azure cloud server with Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system and I have a web application running in it. I use this server as a testing server and hence no reserved IP ...
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Check status of “File and Printer Sharing” with script

I am attempting to write scripts that test that status of important settings on my Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC's. Turning the "File And Printer Sharing" setting OFF/ON is well-documented. But is there ...
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Session Variables values getting lost via Firewall

I have deployed an MVC4 web application in IIS web server it works fine. But when the same web server is connected in another remote location after enabling firewall the session values getting lost ...
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Windows Firewall Blocking Allowed Ports

Client is Win 7 x64 Server is Server 2008 R2 I have the following setup and having an issue with firewall that I am quite perplexed about. Client 10.x.x.1 is trying to access active data on remote ...
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How do I except specific ports when using a VPN?

I'm using OpenVPN on Windows 10. I'd like to exclude traffic on certain ports (for example, SSH) from the VPN and instead use the underlying network. Can this be done? On Linux, I'd imagine using ...
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Windows firewall - opening ports by specifying .exe

Normally, you open ports by specifying port number and the protocol - either TCP or UDP. However, Windows allows me to add exceptions by specifying the executable file. How does it work? What happens ...
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What Firewall Rule(s) Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update To Work

What Firewall Rules Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update to Work For Windows 8.1? If that is not possible please provide the minimum rules necessary and the names of the additional ...
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How to check all open ports

In our firewall (using Windows Server 2008 r2) we've allowed only port 80 and closed all other ports. How can we test if the firewall is only allowing port 80?
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What's with Windows Firewall warning me about wuapihost and prompting about access?

I'm running Win 10 on a little HP Stream 7 tablet and after waking it from a sleep of a whole day got a strange warning from Windows Firewall. It was telling me 'wuapihost.exe' was trying to access ...
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Running Apache on Windows without administrator priviledge when listening only on Localhost

I try to deploy an custom Apache/Mysql/Php bundle to multiple Windows 8 laptop on non-administrator accounts. Apache will listen only to localhost incoming request. i.e. the user will run a browser to ...
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server not visible using IP address

I used to create servers on Unix easily, but windows is giving me fits. My goal is a very simple http server on my local windows machine so that I can access some personal information wherever I am. ...
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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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Does changing program install location make a firewall rule useless?

I have set up a Windows Firewall rule to block a program based on install location. My question is this: does uninstalling then reinstalling the program at a different location make the firewall rule ...
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Protecting Windows 7 PC With Public Interface

I have a Windows 7 PC that has a public interface. Can someone please advice on the best way to protect the PC from hackers etc.. I will be removing it soon but in the meantime I would appreciate some ...
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Almost all sites won't load in Windows 10

Recently my Internet has been acting badly. Basically, I can only load certain sites. Some sites work great, and others don’t load at all. I think this is because some firewall or antivirus thing. ...
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Which program to use to enable SMB for PsExec?

I want to use a netsh command to enable SMB for the use with PSExec. So far I have (all in one line, but formatted for readbility here) netsh AdvFirewall firewall add rule name=PsExec dir=in ...
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Unable to control Windows Firewall

I have no other firewall software installed. Had Panda but removed it when I saw this happen. In the Windows Firewall applet, I'm unable to do anything. Unable to turn on/off. The "Use recommended ...
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Connecting via Remote Desktop to machine with Public network location?

I have two Windows 7 computers connected on the same network via a switch. I'll call one "local" and the other "remote". When I connected the remote computer to my network I chose the network ...
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Windows 10 search & apps stop working when disabling firewall

After installing windows 10 on my new development PC, I joined my work domain (windows), disabled UAC and switched off my firewall. After that my start button had completely stopped working, no ...
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Port Forwarding for 2 HTTP Servers (one of them is on VM)

I have a Dynamic DNS from noip.com and I have installed their client on my home server. I have also installed WAMPServer to use as an HTTP server (for testing purposes only as I'm a web developer) ...
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Firewall setup for FileZilla passive mode [duplicate]

I have this error in FileZilla trying to connect to a server. I have checked and the passive mode is active.I added FileZilla to the authorized application list in the firewall parameters but I still ...
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Windows firewall continues to log a dropped multicast packet, even though the rule matches on port

I have two executables that communicate via UDP multicast sockets on separate Windows machines connected via a hub. Machine 192.168.1.40 is not receiving the messages from 192.168.1.41. I have ...
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why can I not managing to block an IP address in windows 7 firewall?

I pinged google C:\Users\user>ping 216.58.211.164 Pinging 216.58.211.164 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 216.58.211.164: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=128 Now I want to try blocking that IP ...
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some websites not opening on one network, but on other

i faced this weird problem with my network, i have two networks one is say NetworkA, other is by say Network B.... When i try to open the website wordpress.com and wordpress.org, they dont load ...
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GPO And Windows Firewall

New GPO settings are forcing Windows firewall off. I have a few custom rules set up which are now null and void due to Windows firewall being off. Is there a way that only my user account (not ...
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What is changing my Windows Firewall rules?

I have pretty much explicitly blocked everything in my Windows 8.1 outgoing Windows firewall rules, but the following rules are always enabled again after I restart: ICMPv4-Out, ICMPv6-Out, ...
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How to block one application but with exceptions?

Without resorting to additional software, is it possible to set Windows Firewall to block all outbound connections for just one application except for connections to my local network? In other words, ...
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How to block localhost connection with Windows Firewall (Server 2012 R2) [duplicate]

Is there a way to block a localhost connection with the Windows Firewall ? Thanks.