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Windows 7: I want the firewall to ask me about every program


10 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100 x64
 
 
I want the firewall to ask me about every program

Hello forum,

after I installed RC 7100 the firewall used to ask me if I'd like to allow a outbound connection for every program that would try to connect.

Unfortunately it doesn't do that anymore. In the Windows Firewall Properties I can only chose Allow or Block Outbound for the different profiles. If I set it to block, it will silently block all outbound connection attempts.

I want to have it blocked by default, but I don't want to have to create rules manually for each program, I'd like the original behavior, that is, have it ask me on connection attempt. Where can I set that?

Thx in advance!


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10 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Raptus, and welcome to the SevenForums

Not sure how to get what you are looking for as such but you may want to have a look at this program which provides everything you want ....

Vista Firewall Control : Sphinx Software

it is being used successfully by many members here
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10 Jun 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download the free Vista firewall control
Vista Firewall Control : Sphinx Software
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10 Jun 2009   #4

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I think it'll stop asking if you turn off UAC, did you turn off UAC?
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10 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I think it'll stop asking if you turn off UAC, did you turn off UAC?
He wants it to ask every time.
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10 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
He wants it to ask every time.
Well, actually only the first time a program tries to access. Just after the Windows 7 installation this was working, automatically creating the appropriate rule once I reacted to the popup.

I will try VFW.
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10 Jun 2009   #7

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

My firewall settings have rules for individual programs for inbound rules.

What are the settings for your firewall profile?

Under Windows Firewall Properties check the the tab for "private profile" are the inbound settings set as Block(default) or Allow?

I believe the former will get you the prompts and the latter won't.
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