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

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Avira free and Vista firewall

The Vista firewall is preventing Avira free antivirus from updating...when I temp disable the firewall all is fine...I have checked the settings for the firewall and they are ok for Avira but still no ...
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Create firewall “profiles” for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limiting network connections to specific sites when travelling / tethered (in windows) Is there any way to configure a couple of firewall profiles in Windows 7? As I ...
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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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Windows Firewall Configuration for Blocking Internet Access

I have a PC and a laptop. I would like to make my PC act as server and my laptop as a client. I want to implement a freeware HTTP proxy (freeproxy 4.10) on my PC so that it can filter certain web ...
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Windows Firewall prevents File and Printer sharing from working

I have a domain-joined machine (Win2K8R2) that I'm using at work, and I'd like to copy some files to my personal machine (Win7) that is currently not on the domain. If Windows Firewall is enabled, I ...
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Is there an easier way to open ports for the Media Center Extender?

I'm trying to get the Xbox set up as a Media Center Extender and it's not helping that this computer's firewall is cranked up (Windows 7 Home Premium, by the way). I find that I have to open up a ...
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Help with Zone Alarm Firewall?

I have Windows XP on which I want to allow inbound access. My ISP has given me static public IP address but I've had this strange problem I can not somehow access my system from outside. I have ...
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Where are the rules defined for determining when a specific Windows firewall profile should be applied?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and have 2 network interfaces, one connected to the pubic Internet and the other connected to a private LAN. When looking at rules in Windows Firewall, ...
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Allow Windows Powershell through Windows Firewall

Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I am running Windows Firewall in an include only fashion (only programs I explicitly allow can access the internet). I'm having trouble getting Powershell the ability ...
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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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web server can be accessed by network computer but not remote, checked port fwding

I am running out of things I know to check for this problem: I am running a web server on port 3000, before I go on any further, I'd like to mention that I have been able to access the server from ...
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some HTTPS sites getting blocked on one machine in network

I have a few computers connected to the internet via a router. I have been having some trouble with this one Windows 7 desktop. I can browse most of the sites without any trouble but some sites where ...
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Creating windows firewall outbound rule for Google Chrome to not access a specific port

I am trying to disallow my Chrome browser to access a specific port on a remote machine. To be more clear: I want e.g. Opera to be able to access the TCP port 1850 but i want to block Chrome on TCP ...
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Can't open port 80 externally with Windows XP Professional SP3

I have Windows XP Professional, SP3. I'm running a webserver which listens on port 80. I have a dedicated ip address. Localhost on 80 resolves ok: http://localhost:80 but I cannot get it to resolve ...
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Allow Single IP to access ASP.NET Web Service (ASMX) using Firewall

I have one asp.net web service (asmx) in separate project that is hosted on windows server having other asp.net web applications running on it. How can I restrict asp.net web service to be accessed by ...
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Windows vista firewall exceptions unchangeable

I want to allow a program (iTunes) through my windows firewall, so i check it in the program or port list under the exceptions tab (in my windows firewall settings), then i click OK. When i reopen the ...
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Windows 7 Firewall Blocking FTP Server

Everything else is configured. When I turn the firewall off, it connects. When I turn it on, it doesn't. I've added inbound and outbound rules, opening port 21 for all programs and services, but it's ...
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Auto Forward mails to gmail from Outlook

I have a highly secured computer windows server 2003 where my outlook express is configured, i want to forward all the mails coming from Outlook to gmail. I put some auto forward rule in outlook but ...
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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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Allowing IP range in Windows Firewall

I installed Windows 7 on my main machine and Windows Firewall is causing havoc with my home network. I can't seem to connect to the main machine running Windows Firewall from any other machines on my ...
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Can you use the Windows 7 firewall to close ports over VPN?

I use VPN connection (specifically ipredator) for browsing over unsecured WiFi connections from my laptop (in coffee shops, etc.) - but at the other end of the VPN connection, all my ports are open to ...
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How to lock down Win Vista Firewall for HTTPS only access?

When I'm on public WiFi (laptop), I want to configure my firewall through its advanced settings to allow only HTTPS web traffic. My first attempt was to block incoming and outgoing by default, then ...
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Trouble setting up UltraVNC over my router

I'm trying to setup UltraVNC on my home computer so that I can access it through my router. I'm running Windows 7, with UltraVNC 1.0.8.2, over a Linksys WRT610N Router. I'm able to connect to my ...
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Why does Windows Firewall show “Unidentified network” as one of my “Active public networks”?

I have a machine that has wifi and ethernet. I have wifi active, and am not using ethernet. My Windows firewall shows two active networks, one is the wifi network I connect to, and the other is ...
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stop windows 7 complaining about the firewall

Is there a way to stop Windows 7 complaining about the fact that ive turned the default firewall off. Whilst i am on my home network i dont want to run the windows firewall as im behind a router, but ...
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Windows Firewall is blocking connection sharing (ICS)

How do I keep Windows Firewall from blocking Internet Connection Sharing, or just permanently disable Windows Firewall? Everytime I plug in a computer into my network card Windows Firewall turns ...
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What else besides firewall prevents access

I have a couple different servers running on my Win7 Pro box - IIS at port 80 and a music streaming server (subsonic) running on 8080. Both respond to 'http://localhost' but neither respond to ...
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Limitations/Disadvantages of enabling windows firewall

What are the limitations/disadvantages of enabling windows firewall?
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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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Looking for network monitoring software for Win7 x64 (similar to the one included with Sunbelt personal firewall)

I've upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (64bit) and I found that the very convenient Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall will not work on this version. I hear the Windows 7 firewall is good ...
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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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Wireshark and Windows Firewall

If I block a port in the Windows Firewall, and then attempt a connection to that port from another PC, what should I expect to see in Wireshark? When running wireshark at the destination machine ...