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

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How to check company firewall

I am trying to ping to an external APIs IP address. But the command times out sooner than its completion. Now I think the company firewall and proxy might be a hindrance in this. How do I check the ...
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How to block programs in windows 8 firewall correctly?

I am new to Windows 8, Generally using Ubuntu and/or OpenSuse, and Windows 7, My new laptop came with Windows 8 - 64bit. Anyway normally in Windows 7 when I want to control access for specific ...
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How to know at what point a request fails on Windows 8

I'm testing a small script on Windows 8, which tries to fetch a simple web page on port 80. However the network connection fails everytime with error 10053. I thought initially of a firewall problem (...
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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 off',...
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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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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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Can not use telnet localhost

I can't use command telnet localhost, always get this error : Connecting To localhost...Could not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect failed Even I have all ports allow ...
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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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Windows firewall and ping

I am experimenting on blocking all outbound traffic by default using Windows Firewall. I then wish to explicitly allow ICMPv4 outbound by the PING.EXE program. Hence, I explicitly create custom rules ...
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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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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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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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How to add/delete rules in Windows Firewall [closed]

I need to implement a tool which adds and deletes rules in Windows Firewall. The rules can be inbound or outbound, forbidding communication on specified protocols, IPs and ports. I am having trouble ...
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Proxy/firewall windows bypass? [closed]

i am in with a little challenge here. We have a network where the Computers connect to our domain, to log on, and get internet connection... This work as a wireless connection. My boss made a very ...
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Get access denied error when adding predefined network discovery firewall rule

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64. When I access the network tab from start I get a yellow banner saying Network discovery and File sharing are turned off. If I click to change it just reverts ...
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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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Unable to surf with Ease due Certificate Requirement or virus

I am trying to surf the internet but for any link which I type or enter, I get the following message : This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to accounts.google.com, ...
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Can a Windows program tell if it is in the firewall rules?

Of course no program should be able to add itself but are the firewall rules readable by non-privileged applications? I have an application which needs to be added to the rules for a special ...
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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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New Desktop Computer, Internet SLOW but We pay for 65mbps

I'm so confused, my internet on my new lenovo k450 is incredibly slow, speed test is reading 1.15mbps (on average). We pay for 65mbps (I believe) with comcast - this is what the connection speed ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Is it possible to allow traffic by MAC address

I need to be able to access my webservers from outside my office and don't want to update the IP every time my dynamic IP changes. Is it possible to create an allow rule by MAC address? Thanks! -...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 192.168.1....
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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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web server not responding

I am setting up Apache server on my Windows 7 machine. My machine is directly connected to the cable modem; so I believe that my machine has an internet IP (not just a local IP). I am able to open my ...
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If I start the Windows Firewall/ICS service will it automatically turn on the firewall

I have a new 2003 server up and running at a data center. I want to turn on the windows firewall, but I have to start the Windows Firewall/ICS service to do it. I don't want to turn it on and then ...
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What is a good firewall for windows that can block packets based on tcp flags?

I need to find a good firewall for windows that i can use to block packets based on their tcp flags. In this case for example, i need to block incoming FIN packets. Does anyone have a firewall to ...
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Configure Windows firewall to prevent an application from listening on a specific port

The issue: there are many applications struggling to listen on port 80 (Skype, Teamviewer et al.), and to many of them that even is not essential (in the sense that you can have a httpd running and ...
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Can't connect to FTP sites

This started happening when I installed Windows 7. I've tried with Filezilla and with the FireFTP Firefox plugin, and I could never connect. Filezilla gave the error message "ECONNREFUSED - Connection ...
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How do I enable or disable Windows Firewall rules using the command prompt?

I have some rules that I want to be toggled on and off. In Windows 10, how do I enable/disable these rules using the cmd prompt?
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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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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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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 ...