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

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Windows firewall - how to block from all ip other than localhost

How can I block all connections to port 80 from all IP's other than localhost via windows firewall ? I am using windows 2012 R2 and want to allow only connections from localhost on this port. My ...
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netsh advfirewall open TCP ports 80 and 443 for outgoing traffic

I need to do the following with netsh advfirewall commands: Open TCP ports 80 and 443 for outgoing traffic to dc.services.visualstudio.com and f5.services.visualstudio.com. How can I do this?
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Allow dropbox through windows firewall when everything else is blocked

Using this solution I've blocked all internet access with windows firewall and made an exception to allow local subnet traffic through the firewall. How would I allow dropbox through the firewall as ...
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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Cannot Turn-on the Firewall Error Code 0x80070422

When I try to turn-on the Windows firewall, I get the error code 0x80070422 which states "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings." I could not find any solution on Microsoft website. I ...
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Cannot open port 25565 and others

I try to open my Minecraft server and my gmod server ports. Now I only try Minecraft and I tried to open in 192.168.1.1 in Windows firewall. I went to this site: ...
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Get windows firewall to ignore test builds

I've got a continuous integration system running on my computer which is placing the test build outputs into temporary files on the system. Unfortunately this means Windows Firewall considers each ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows 8 cannot connect

In my home I have two computers, one running on Windows 7 and the other one is on Windows 8. I am able to connect my office computer using the Windows 7 computer. But I am unable to connect using my ...
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Why does Windows Firewall want to block Google Chrome today?

I've been using the same public Wi-Fi (staying in a guesthouse) for over a week now. But this morning for the first time I got this puzzling warning from Windows Firewall: Why does Windows ...
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Windows Server 2008 Firewall - Allow RDP (3389) only from specific IPs

I have a Windows Server 2008 which I would like to access via RDP on port 3389. I make a forwarding on my router, but I would like to allow only my IP to access the port 3389 on the Windows Server. ...
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Block any connection in the Microsoft Loopback Adapter with Windows Firewall

What (inbound?) rule should one add in order to block any connection running inside the Microsoft Loopback Adapter? Is that even possible? I heard that almost for the default loopback (127.0.0.1) any ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7? I would like to do this properly. Thanks.
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IPC$ Block By Firewall

I have two active domain in my work place, the main console PC is in domain A while the active server is in workgroup. The active server needs to connect to console PC's folder using the following ...
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Windows 7 firewall causing remote connection to time out; should refuse connection

The Windows 7 Firewall is running with default options to allow outbound connections and block incoming connections. I have a process trying to connect regularly from within my local network, which is ...
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Windows firewall disable without domain

how to globaly disable Windows firewall on all client's PC from Windows Server 2012 R2 without domain? It is possible? Thank you Dyno
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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How to whitelist (Windows Firewall) a program using the Java runtime?

I am using Windows Firewall on a Windows 7 laptop to block outgoing connections by default. I want to allow SurveyCTO, which requires Java, to sync with a remote server. Even with "Allow" rules for ...
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Prevent unauthorized network connection

Can another computer (connected to Network B) gain access to my computer (connected to Network A through wifi) via any means? How can I protect myself from such unauthorized connections? I have the ...
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Why my connection in SSH is failing?

I am having trouble with making a connection through SSH Secure client in Windows 8. For making this connecition I am using VPN client and it makes the connection that I want but when I try to make ...
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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...
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How to Make One Exception to a Windows Firewall Outbound Rule

The current situation: I disabled network connectivity to a particular IP on my Windows computer. In other words, if my system tries to connect over the internet to that specific IP address, it will ...
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Import Export specific Windows Firewall Rule

How do I Export and Import specific Window Firewall rule (both Inbound and Outbound) ? I can do Import / Export policy but it will use ALL rules not specific rule. Same with Export List, it can ...
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Windows 7 Firewall blocks incoming connection even though there is an “allow” rule

I'm running a (.net WCF) HTTP Service on 0.0.0.0:60001 and a remote client - on the same network - can't connect. Looking at the windows event log, i can see two related events: Event ID 5152, The ...
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Configuring Windows Firewall for Titan FTP Server

Scenario I run Windows 7 x64 and Titan FTP Server in both Active and Passive mode to share and synchronize data with my laptop and tablet. Problem I have to disable Windows Firewall or otherwise ...
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How do I assign Windows Firewall profiles to network interfaces from the command line?

I would like to assign Windows Firewall's public profile to the public Ethernet interface and the private profile to the private Ethernet interface. I can do this with the GUI via Open Windows ...
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Windows Firewall Remote IP Address Scope List Limit

I had read in the answer to this question that the Remote IP Address scope list limit is 1000 in Windows Firewall for a given rule. I am however at 1043 entries in the remote IP Address scope list ...
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I have a Windows Server 2012 which I would like to access only port 3389 and block other ports

I have a Windows Server 2012 which I would like to access only port 3389 and block other ports. Is this something that is doable? Maybe with the Windows Firewall?
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Prevent specific application from using metered network connection

Windows 8 introduces the new category of metered network connections. Applications that are aware of this type of connection can choose not to use it in an effort to reduce connection costs. I would ...
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How can I set up a VPN through which to access my work PC?

I'm looking for some software that can work through a firewall, and that will allow me to set up a VPN that will allow me to access the same internal resources as my work PC can access. Is there any ...
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port forwarding in windows

I need to forward all incoming traffic on specific port to another port on the same device "locally not proxy", and all outgoing port traffic. in Linux it is possible using iptables I used NAT chains ...
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Windows firewall - block all incoming connections enable/disable - CREATE SCRIPT

Is it possible to create script which enable/disable the first checkbox of windows 7 firewall settings (Block all incoming connections....)?
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Sharing a folder only over a particular network interface

Is it possible to set up sharing on just one network card? I want to share a folder or two only on my wired connection, but not my wireless connection. I couldn't find any resources online to do ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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The Windows Firewall won’t run on startup

For some reason, the Windows (7) Firewall will not run on startup. When the security center starts, it reports that the firewall is not running and prompts me to start it. I click the flag to start it ...
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Setting Windows Firewall To Default To “Block All” Bottlenecks Internet

I have been concerned lately with the number of programs that have been transmitting data on my machine, so in attempt to halt all unwanted communication I set the Windows firewall state to block ...
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Firewall Block all outgoing connection

I want to block all outgoing connection. I have created a custom rule: C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe advfirewall firewall add rule name="blockout" dir="out" action="block" enable="no" ...
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how does the software firewall affect the hardware network card?

I am waking my computer up by sending magic packets. But if I close UDP port 9 from windows firewall, my computers is not booting. And also, the lights on ethernet port are off. It looks little too ...
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Windows firewall - what order is used?

I setup a 2012 server with some extra bits a few days ago. Seems that there are 17 ports open to the free world now. I want to only permit access to these ports from a specific range of IP addresses. ...
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How make windows 7 firewall block all traffic

How can I setup windows 7 firewall so that it blocks ALL inbound and outbound traffic of all kinds, unless I am connected to a network that is designated in network options as public? I'd like to ...
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Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall

Is it possible to use Windows Firewall to block specific web sites for all browsers?
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Windows Firewall: Block everything except one app on port 80

I'd like to block all outgoing port 80 activity except for one particular application. Why? I want to test a piece of software to see if it will fall back to a proxy if a direct connection to the ...
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How to disable 'hidden' Windows Firewall Filter?

I have used the command "netsh WFP Show State" to dump to disk (wfpstate.xml) a list of all active windows filters, and found a filter called "Port Scanning Prevention Filter". For diagnostic ...
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Force network location to “Work network” in Windows 7 Home edition

I have a Windows 7 Home computer that I have disabled the "Set Network Location" popup on with this registry hack: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard\ Name: ...
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Unable to change Windows Firewall settings

I am unable to access the settings for Windows Firewall on my Windows 7 32-bit computer. I go to System and Security (Start > Control Panel > System and Security) and click on Windows Firewall, but ...
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Block packets by size in Windows

currently I am receiving an attack against one of my services running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with malicious UDP packets all of a specific length. I have tried dropping these packets with a plugin ...
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Windows Firewall inbound rules still blocks ports

I applied inbound rules for port: 1935, as well as outbound. When I check on canyouseeme.org, it says it (port 1935) times out. When I completely turn off Windows 7's firewall, it works without a ...
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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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Can't remote desktop into my computer if firewall is running

Both are Windows 8.1 in local network. Remote access is enabled, firewall rule is enabled: Nevertheless, I am unable to RDS into this computer if firewall is running. I can RDS into if I turn of ...
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How to block all applications from accessing a connection in Windows 7 firewall?

I consider myself quite tech-savy but this one gives me real pain. I've connected to VPN through PPTP and I'm attempting to set up firewall rules to block any application from using it. Essentially, ...
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Can't block a specific application in Windows 7 Firewall

I am using Windows 7 64 bit and trying to block a specific application from accessing the internet using "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" (wf.msc). The rule is set to be applied for all ...
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Windows Firewall - simple way to block an IP address that is scanning? User keeps getting locked

I am using Windows Server 2008 - fully patched. One of my user accounts keeps getting locked. It is easy enough to unlock it - but it is happening with increasing frequency - and the user is not ...