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

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Cant start Windows Firewall from control panel

I have a weird problem. I try to open the Windows Firewall settings through the control panel. What i do, basically , is to click on Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Windows Firewall. Well ...
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Windows Firewall: How to create a rule that allows a program through a specific remote VPN connection?

Let's say there is an application analysis_data_upload.exe, that must only be run when a machine is connected to one specific VPN with a dynamic IP that is resolved via a static domain name. Given a ...
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Viewing Windows firewall settings in command line and GUI

Is it possible to view Windows firewall settings in command line? Also, how would I be able to check advanced windows firewall settings in GUI? Thanks.
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Windows 8.1 - windows update doesn't work with outbound connections that don't match a rule, blocked [duplicate]

I would like to ask for some support. I've installed windows 8.1 just to check it a bit. Within windows firewall i wanted to block all outbound connections which do not match a rule but windows update ...
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Windows Firewall: Logging/Notifying on outgoing request attempts

I'm trying to configure Windows firewall with Advanced Security to log and tell me when programs are trying to make outbound requests. I previously tried installing ZoneAlarm, which worked wonders for ...
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Windows Firewall Annoyance

I dont know why , but my firewall isnt letting anything except for internet explorer connect to the internet, including Windows updates. Whenever I try to open the firewall, it simply says " Due to an ...
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Can I prevent programs to open port in windows firewall?

When Windows Firewall is activated, newly installed programs open incoming ports. Can this be prevented somehow?
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windows 7 firewall blocks edge traversal(port forward from router)

I am trying to set up a website on my windows 7 machine. I opened a 'inbound rule' in firewall to open port 8000. When I try to visit the port from another computer in my home network, it works fine. ...
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Why is my Windows Firewall allowing connections from IP addresses other than which I specified?

I created a windows firewall rule restricting access to port 3389 (RDP) to only one Remote IP. However, I'm still able to Remote Desktop from other machines... Why would this be? Even if I disable the ...
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netsh advfirewall => command not found

Because of the Java 7 firewall problem, I am trying to execute the following command as administrator but I get an error: netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFTP disable (German) "Der folgende ...
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Does disabling the 'Windows Firewall' service actually work?

When I go the 'Windows Firewall' section of the Windows Control Panel, I'm told "For your security, some settings are managed by your system administrator. If I click 'Turn Windows Firewall on or ...
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Allowed Programs in Windows Firewall

If I have a program X installed that is not part of the list in Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Allowed Programs - does that mean it is blocked? If not, when I click on 'Allow ...
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Duplicate rule in windows firewall

Let's say you have two rules, one that block and the other that allows the connection from the exact same IP. Which rule takes precedence? Here is some context: I created a script that will block any ...
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Windows 7 Firewall configuration

I had a PC set up with a VPN. I used the Windows 7 firewall to block all NON-VPN traffic to the internet, but all LAN traffic was allowed. So, with the VPN connected I could connect to all networked ...
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IIS not working on public IP

I forwarded port 8080 to my local IP, and set in IIS that port is 8080, and when I type 192.168.1.123:8080 it is working, byt when I type like public_ip:8080 it isn't. I added inbound and outbound ...
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How to reset Windows 7 Firewall in SafeMode?

In attempt to block the certain countries from hitting my personal computer, I have made a big mistake of adding thousands of block rules in the Windows Firewall. I got the script from ...
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Windows 8: how to modify an default firewall rule?

On one Windows 8 computer I modified the Remote Desktop Port. The default port is 3389. I set it to 1234. Now I want to tell the firewall to open the 1234 port. I could just create a new firewall ...
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How to restore Windows Firewall after some malware deleted its service?

Yesterday I visited some web site, and apparently got infected via some Flash exploit. Microsoft Security essentials immediately kicked in, and displayed a warning about four items: > ...
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Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer

I've been unable to start my Windows Firewall service for a while now. How can I get it to start? When I try through the Services manager (services.msc) I get this error: I am running ...
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Windows 7 Firewall blocking packets when it is not running?

I stopped Windows 7 Firewall in Services, but it (or one of its minions) is still dropping packets. I am trying to use rtiddsping (custom ping for the DDS framework I'm using) to debug a DDS ...
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What does Windows Firewall do if I don't add a specific firewall rule?

Suppose I have a program which needs to connect to the Internet in order to work. Let's also say that I only want this program to communicate on private networks, so I add a firewall rule allowing it ...
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What Does This Windows Firewall Rule Do?

I found and implemented this code that adds a rule to Windows Firewall. It supposedly speeds up YouTube streams. Can someone explain what is does in terms of request/response? I'm not seeing any ...
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How does telnet get through the windows firewall?

I activated the Telnet client in Windows 7 and was instantly able to connect to servers although Windows Firewall is activated. How does that work? Shouldn't the firewall block outgoing connections ...
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How to setup Windows 7 firewall to work like a normal personal firewall?

Since Windows 7 already comes with its own firewall, I prefer not to install a 3rd party one. However, when I started trying to set it up, I quickly discovered that it's much less user-friendly than ...
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Configure Windows Firewall to allow DHCP client and specific remote IPs only

I've configured Windows Firewall in Windows 7 to block all traffic on the public interface, except to certain IP addresses, as described here: http://superuser.com/a/456326/112560 The problem is, this ...
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Why does the Windows Firewall ask to unblock an application that has no incoming connections

I have an application that connects to a License Server. The application triggers the request to allow connections on Windows XP and up. No matter whether I block or unblock the application, it gets ...
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How to change your firewall preferences when you cannot login to Windows 7?

Here is a toughie. I just switched to a new computer at work and for some reason Firefox wasn't able to connect to the internet. So, I went into windows firewall settings in the control panel and ...
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What happened to my “Predefined rules” in Windows Firewall? How can I get them back?

Windows Firewall Advanced Settings in Windows 7 , has predefined rule sets. When I click the "Add Rule..." button in my Windows 7 Ultimate install, it looks like this: But, on a machine I have ...
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Windows 7 firewall - how to block outgoing connections except login to user domain?

I tried a great tool Windows Firewall Notifier for helping managing all outgoing connections in Windows 7 firewall. More here: ...
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Turning Off Windows 7 Firewall

I need to temporarily turn off the firewall on my Windows 7 work computer, but the firewall settings are all greyed out. Above them is a message saying "For your security, some settings are managed ...
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How do I block all outgoing ports in Windows XP firewall?

The built-in Windows firewall seems to only block incoming ports, but not any outgoing traffic. I am looking for an application to install on an xp machine which can be configured a way to block ...
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Windows XP - Windows Update Blocked by company firewall - Can't install driver

My company has blocked Windows update site at the company firewall. However, that also means Windows XP is unable to search on the Microsoft update site for drivers. Therefore, none of the USB devices ...
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ICS for only Specific IP using Firewall

Can I share internet connection just for a couple of specific IPs instead of whole Local Area Network (static IP assigned to all machines). If it's not possible using windows default firewall, is ...
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Windows 8 - can I have different firewall rules per different WiFi networks?

I would like to have different firewall rules for different WiFi networks. Is this possible with the default Windows 8 firewall?
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Block specific websites in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall I want to block specific websites from being accessed from my computer without using any other software. Is it possible to do ...
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How can I block specific domains on Windows, only for certain users?

I want to limit what websites I can view when logged in under an account. I don't think it's possible to accomplish this via the hosts file or router. Ideas for good/free solutions?
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Which Port And Protocol Is Being Blocked

I wrote a .NET program to make an HTTP request over the Internet, and it's being blocked by my PC's firewall. The operating system being used is Windows 7. I figured I could create an outbound rule ...
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How to enable RDP to a Server 2008 R2 on another network? VM network

I have a W2008 R2 installed on a different network (I am on 192.168.0.x - new server on 192.168.3.x) I had trouble ping and RDP to it. I disabled the firewall to test the connection: and that ...
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How to configure firewall for ftp?

I have got ftp working for isolate users on a windows web server running iis 7.0 I am using coffecup as ftp client to connect. when i turn off the firewall on the server the ftp works fine. I can ...
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Cannot turn on “Network Discovery and File Sharing” when Windows Firewall is enabled

I have a problem similar to this one. Windows Firewall prevents File and Printer sharing from working and Why does File and Printer Sharing keep turning off in Windows 7? I cannot turn on Network ...
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VM software interferes with networking security

I like my virtual machines; I have both VirtualBox and VMware Workstation installed, and so my Windows 7 host has several virtual network adapters ("VirtualBox Host-Only Network," "VMware Network ...
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Automate Windows Firewall “Restore Defaults”

I have several computers that are deployed in my network right now. THey were deployed with a strange issue not allowing remote assistance. The 'fix' is to click the "Restore defaults" link in the ...
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Windows 7 - Can't get response from local servers after restart - Always timeouts

After a long uptime and the installation of some Windows Updates no local server is working. My development system is a Windows 7 x64 Professional installation. I had a full working XAMPP set-up ...
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Windows 7 machine not pulling DHCP-issued address

Not sure where to go on this one. netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset did not help. If I set a static IP on the machine, it communicates fine. But it won't pull a DHCP address. Here's where ...
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Why does Security Essentials notify me about custom DLL file?

I created a dll file with gcc(mingw). When I start my application Microsoft Security Essentials notifies me: Security Essentials detected items on your PC that it doesn't recognize Why does ...
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How to block Spotify with Windows Firewall?

How can I block Spotify from accessing the internet with my Windows Firewall? (I use Windows 8. It has the same design as Windows 7.) I've tried adding an outbound rule to block ...
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Another 'can't browse but can ping'

Suddenly my ability to browse disappeared yesterday. I can still ping by ip/name, I can connect to RDP computers remotely. I also have a virtual machine on my laptop that is able to browse the web. ...
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Windows thinks outgoing connections are incoming connections?

I have a rather weird issue.. I'm trying to configure Windows Firewall to block all outgoing connections to a certain app, but allow all incoming. This app is used to transfer files across a network. ...
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Windows Firewall to block port number 1433 all IPs except our office IP

Our web server is Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I added a new rule in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Inbound rules. I have successfully created a rule to block all IP addresses to access port ...