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

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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Windows Firewall shows router's IP instead of IP of connection

Using Windows Firewall, when I receive a connection, the originating IP is displayed as the IP address of my router/gateway instead of the actual originating IP address of the connection. My router is ...
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Windows firewall blocks outbound connection that is allowed by a rule

I have configured Windows Firewall to block all outbound connections. I have then created "allow" rules to enable certains applications to create outbound connections. Unfortunately it seems that some ...
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Temporary block all incoming and outgoing except chrome in Windows Firewall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Block internet access to all programs except for whitelisted ones I sometimes work outside and are using a 3G usb connection with quite a limited data allowance. I want ...
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Do I need to turn on Windows Firewall with MS Security Essentials

I recently switched from Norton to MS Security Essentials (See my previous question). During installation I checked to activate Windows Firewall (recommended) but now I get the Firewall notice of ...
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How do I examine my Windows firewall outbound rules?

I need a program to listen to port 9000 on localhost with my Windows firewall. I've created an outgoing and an incoming rule for my program but I can only see my incomming rule in the Windows firewall ...
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Change Scope of File and Printer sharing firewall exception in Windows Vista

Windows XP was easy in this regard, go to properties and change scope of "File and Printer Sharing" in Windows Firewall and just change the scope easily but in Vista I have to Windows Firewall with ...
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How can my colleague get HTTP access to my machine?

I have Windows Firewall running. I created a rule called "AllowHTTPAccess" to allow TCP traffic on port 80 for Domain, Private and Public. She can ping me, but but she can't connect to the web ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 FTP Server Doesn't Work

I have a newly installed W2K8 R2 which I use it as web server. I have already enabled all the things under the "web server(IIS)" and I also checked that the Windows Firewall had all the FTP-related ...
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Why do I have so many of the same rules in my Windows Firewall utility for inbound rules?

I want to connect to my virtual machine using a ssh-tunnel but my program cannot bind to port 9000. In my Windows Firewall I have many same/similar inbound rules for the same program? Why is this?
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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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Is it possible to see changes made to windows firewall in recent past?

I would like to check if some program or port has been enabled or disabled in last few hours on my computer in windows firewall? Is there some log where I can check this?
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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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Can/should I install Microsoft Security Essentials when I already have McAfee installed?

I have instructions to install Microsoft Security Essentials. The pc already has McAfee up and running. Should I install the Microsoft product too or do they do the same thing (firewall, email ...
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What do I need to open on my Windows Firewall to allow GFI Security Endpoint functionality

I've been asked to switch off my firewall so that GFI Security Endpoint will work properly, I'm not switching off my firewall! What do I need to do on my windows firewall to allow GFI Security ...
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Should I redefine the VMWare virtual NIC's as endpoint devices to bypass Windows Firewall?

I have VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I am an applications developer and I need to start developing and testing an integration between enterprise systems. I want to run two virtual machines, one ...
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Windows XP/Firewall — Can't open UDP port 9100 for JetDirect sharing

I'm setting up my Dad's laptop (Vista) to print to an HP Deskjet printer attached to a Windows XP Desktop box. The XP box is running Windows firewall. Laptop sits on 192.168.1.66, Desktop ...
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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 block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall

With the Windows 7/2008R2 firewall it doesn't seem possible to explicitly block connections that use 127.0.0.1 on a per process basis. I'm just wondering if I've missed something?
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Is it OK to have ports 135 & 49154-49155 open in Windows Firewall? [closed]

My ISP has completely locked down my virtual server running Windows 2008 by default. However, besides ports 80 and 443 (which are needed for IIS), two ports are still accessible from the outside ...
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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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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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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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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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How To Allow Web Browsing Through Windows Firewall

I suppose this question might seem useless at first glance, but I'm trying to lock down the outbound firewall rules on my PC. My thinking is that if there were any malicious software on my PC, I ...
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Block multiple programs through Windows 7 firewall quickly

I know how to block a single program through the firewall quite easily, but I have to do this for several applications now and the process becomes tedious. Is there any way to block multiple programs ...
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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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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 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 Security Alert for netsession_win.exe

My Windows Firewall blocked "netsession_win.exe" because it was accepting incoming network connections. I have no clue what this program does. Should I allow the incoming connection? BTW the ...
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Google Chrome giving error 138

Google Chrome randomly stopped working one day and is giving me this error: Google Chrome is having trouble accessing the network. This may be because your firewall or antivirus software ...
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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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Can't map a network drive through VPN (it works over the regular network)

I need to map a network drive over VPN. The server is running Windows Vista Business 64-bit and the client runs Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. The computers are on two different networks. Windows ...
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Open a port safely in firewall for a PC connected to Internet

This is related to this question PCs in same network can not communicate My real problem was that I have a web application I want to test running in PC1 but I noticed I could not even ping the ...
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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 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 ...
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Windows 7: How to mark an isolated subnet as “private”

I have set up a number of virtual machines on my Windows 7 - where all the guests are also Windows 7. I hooked up a host-only network adapter to the virtual machines. Since this network is completely ...
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How can I configure Windows Firewall without turning the service on?

I suddenly could not RDP into my server after rebooting it. Turned out the Firewall was blocking me, I remotely shut off the firewall service (parallels virtuozzo panel) and was able to RDP in. When I ...
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Is my Windows Firewall active?

I'm trying to set a simple public block for an application for both inbound and outbound connections. I'm using Windows 7, but my friend is still able to connect to the application. Steps I took are ...
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Why is IIS able to receive HTTP 80 traffic, though the firewall rule is disabled?

Using Windows7 Home Premium. It's a development machine, but that shouldn't matter. I have IIS installed and can browse to http://localhost websites from the local machine. The default website is ...
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Windows Firewall is blocking Windows Update

I recently uninstalled ZoneAlarm and have decided to use Windows Firewall as my firewall as ZoneAlarm was causing me grief when I was syncing my iphone. Anyway, I've noticed just then that Windows ...