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

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Can I define my own “set of predefined computers” in Windows Firewall?

According to Microsoft, I can. Note: You can also define or select a set of computer from a drop-down menu that has a predefined set of computer. Refer to the Windows Firewall with Advanced ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I assign Windows Firewall profiles to network interfaces from the command line?

I would like to assign Windows Firewall's public profile to the public Ethernet interface and the private profile to the private Ethernet interface. I can do this with the GUI via Open Windows ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 1) it is accessible from within my Home Network 2) and then make the Web site access accessible via the Internet I have a problem with point ...
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Windows Firewall: Logging/Notifying on outgoing request attempts

I'm trying to configure Windows firewall with Advanced Security to log and tell me when programs are trying to make outbound requests. I previously tried installing ZoneAlarm, which worked wonders for ...
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Does Windows 7 re-enable Windows Firewall after removing from domain?

We have the following GPO's configured for our default domain policies: Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall with Advanced Security\Domain Profile ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why does Windows Firewall want to block Google Chrome today?

I've been using the same public Wi-Fi (staying in a guesthouse) for over a week now. But this morning for the first time I got this puzzling warning from Windows Firewall: Why does Windows ...
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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 get the Windows 7 Firewall to prompt me whether to allow or deny a new connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure the Windows 7 firewall to prompt me on outbound traffic? In Vista and before, new programs attempting an ingoing or outgoing connection would cause a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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If you block an .exe file in Windows Firewall, are you also blocking the .dll files it uses or it needs to be done separatly?

Let's consider this scenario: There's some X software downloaded from the internet with one .exe file and several .dll files. The .exe file is prevented from accessing the Internet by using Windows ...
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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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Can't remote desktop into my computer if firewall is running

Both are Windows 8.1 in local network. Remote access is enabled, firewall rule is enabled: Nevertheless, I am unable to RDS into this computer if firewall is running. I can RDS into if I turn of ...
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How does telnet get through the windows firewall?

I activated the Telnet client in Windows 7 and was instantly able to connect to servers although Windows Firewall is activated. How does that work? Shouldn't the firewall block outgoing connections ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Does Windows Firewall have a log?

I am trying to set my router to forward three of my ports for EchoLink. But I'm having trouble with it. I'm Using the PFPortChecker to see if the ports are open, it says they aren't, but to check my ...
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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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Why is my Windows Firewall allowing connections from IP addresses other than which I specified?

I created a windows firewall rule restricting access to port 3389 (RDP) to only one Remote IP. However, I'm still able to Remote Desktop from other machines... Why would this be? Even if I disable the ...
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Setting Windows Firewall To Default To “Block All” Bottlenecks Internet

I have been concerned lately with the number of programs that have been transmitting data on my machine, so in attempt to halt all unwanted communication I set the Windows firewall state to block ...
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how does the software firewall affect the hardware network card?

I am waking my computer up by sending magic packets. But if I close UDP port 9 from windows firewall, my computers is not booting. And also, the lights on ethernet port are off. It looks little too ...
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Import Export specific Windows Firewall Rule

How do I Export and Import specific Window Firewall rule (both Inbound and Outbound) ? I can do Import / Export policy but it will use ALL rules not specific rule. Same with Export List, it can ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN client - prevent connecting as work network

From Windows 7 I'm using "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.0" to connect to our corporate network. Every time I establish the VPN connection Windows will set the type as "work network". I ...
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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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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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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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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/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 ...