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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Suspicious packets - sport 500, dport 500 and suspicious dst_IP to SEND out

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with the default firewall. I've noticed many packets sent out with sport 500 and dport 500. (some info shows this port is used for vpn) For example, one of my firewall ...
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How to allow outside connection to specific port windows server 2008 R2?

I've created inbound rule for specific port I also configured router properly. I am sure that everything is OK with router as the applications that added exceptions to firewall working properly. ...
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How to solve ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error

I have recently set my firewall settings to default, and since that moment I can't access the websites hosted on IIS (on my machine or on machines in the same local network as me) from the web ...
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Disable Fortitoken on a Fortigate Firewall

I made an error while configuring my admin account on the FortiGate 60d and enabled forti token for 2 step authentication. Thing is I enabled the wrong token and I do not have that device with me. Now ...
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Allowing remote desktop connection only by an SSH tunnel

By running an SSH tunnel to a windows remote server connection as described in the following links- ...
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Can I setup Windows firewall to block most websites?

I have a webserver on a local network, and I want to setup a couple of Windows 7 machines so they can see the sites that are on that server (and other things on the local network) but nothing else. I ...
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How to: software firewall exception for Netbeans?

I was installing a plugin for Netbeans (Gradle Support); which in itself went fine. I had already installed it on another computer and am working with it successfully. However, on this particular ...
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Blocking a specific application's access to a specific domain

I want to block a specific application's access to a domain. I would normally do this by adding the domain to my hosts file and having it redirect to localhost, but that will disable all applications' ...
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do i need security center enabled with mcafee livesafe?

Will windows firewall/defender conflict with my antivirus firewall/spyware and slow my shitty comp. I have disabled security center and it runs better but am I vulnerable?