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Taming Windows 7 Firewall

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zootal, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    After some dissapointing experiences with other firewalls I thought I'd
    look at Windows firewall. The very first thing I notice is that, unlike
    just about every firewall product out there, it has no provisions to ask
    you about blocked connections and allow you to create a rule at the time.
    Example, I run Yahoo messenger, other firewalls detect it and ask me what
    kind of rule I want right then and there. Windows firewall ignores it and
    happily blocks it.

    Is there no feature in Windows firewall to do this? Do we have to manually
    create rules for any applications not already on its list?
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Just add it to the list.

    On 3/1/2010 12:27 PM, Zootal wrote:
    > After some dissapointing experiences with other firewalls I thought I'd
    > look at Windows firewall. The very first thing I notice is that, unlike
    > just about every firewall product out there, it has no provisions to ask
    > you about blocked connections and allow you to create a rule at the time.
    > Example, I run Yahoo messenger, other firewalls detect it and ask me what
    > kind of rule I want right then and there. Windows firewall ignores it and
    > happily blocks it.
    >
    > Is there no feature in Windows firewall to do this? Do we have to manually
    > create rules for any applications not already on its list?
     

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