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

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Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall

Is it possible to use Windows Firewall to block specific web sites for all browsers?
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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 use ...
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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: > Trojan:Win64/...
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Force network location to “Work network” in Windows 7 Home edition

I have a Windows 7 Home computer that I have disabled the "Set Network Location" popup on with this registry hack: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\NetworkLocationWizard\ Name: ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I use Windows Firewall to only permit the Windows Update service to make an outbound connection?

I'm trying to tailor my Windows Firewall settings (using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console) to only permit programs that need to access the Internet with an outbound connection to do ...
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How to Make One Exception to a Windows Firewall Outbound Rule

The current situation: I disabled network connectivity to a particular IP on my Windows computer. In other words, if my system tries to connect over the internet to that specific IP address, it will ...
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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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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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Prevent specific application from using metered network connection

Windows 8 introduces the new category of metered network connections. Applications that are aware of this type of connection can choose not to use it in an effort to reduce connection costs. I would ...
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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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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 cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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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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Is there a limit to the number of IP addresses for a Windows Firewall rule's Scope?

I've got a Powershell script that adds IP addresses trying to run brute force attacks on my server to a firewall rule that blocks them from accessing it. Recently it stopped working, and started ...
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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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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 Firewall Remote IP Address Scope List Limit

I had read in the answer to this question that the Remote IP Address scope list limit is 1000 in Windows Firewall for a given rule. I am however at 1043 entries in the remote IP Address scope list ...
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Windows Firewall: How to allow traffic on a specific port (eg. 8080)?

I am trying to configure team Foundation Server so that: It is accessible from within my Home Network, and The Web site is accessible via the Internet I have a problem with point 1: When I ...
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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 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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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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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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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 machine....
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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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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...