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Windows 7: Advanced Firewall Block All + Let IE & Firefox Through

14 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
Advanced Firewall Block All + Let IE & Firefox Through


I have blocked all outbound traffic in the advanced firewall window and have tried to make a rule to allow Internet Explorer and Firefox through but with no joy. I have looked through previous posts but couldnt find an answer.

I have tried the Sphinx software but I donít really need that or really want it. I just want to let browsers, anti virus and windows update through. I used to let windows update on vista through by allowing svchost through but only allowing the update service.

I allowed TCP port 80 through but that just letís most things through.

The process I did was create a new outbound rule, choose program path, choose allow (not block by default), apply to all profiles and then name the rule. But it just wont go through so I am wondering what I am doing/not doing?!

I have also tried the normal firewall window (control panel, windows firewall) and let firefox through but still didnt work for me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you :-)

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14 May 2009   #2

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit

Configuring Firewall Rules

Check this link it may help i made a rule the other day for Leak test and I used a short cut in my download files that launches the leak test and it work's and blocked that test., but then I tried another one of the leak tests in my downloads and it let it through so it is a little complicated, and I liked Zone Alarm for how it managed programs and services. Good luck it is just a matter of writing the rule for your settings.
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14 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1

Hi Sandman,

Thanks for your reply. After some more tinkering i think i have sorted it. Still testing though.

What I have done is when i created an outbound rule click apply to private profile only (private profile active - untick domain and public profile).

I will see how it goes. I have IE and AVG working through the firewall. Going to try windows update now.

Does Zonealarm work ok on Windows 7 now?

What about Comodo?

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