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Windows 7: Tips and suggestions of programs to block with firewall

22 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro
Tips and suggestions of programs to block with firewall

Hello everyone,

I am running Windows 7 firewall and am reviewing what programs have inbound access through the exception list. I have very few programs checked, but am wondering if I even need those open. The two I am wondering about are Bonjour Service, and Core Networking. Any suggestions? Thank you guys

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22 Mar 2011   #2

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I believe Bonjour is the service for Apple's ITunes. I'm not sure about Core Networking but it sounds like you should leave that alone - check the path to the service under Services tab in MSCONFIG.

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22 Mar 2011   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Yes the Bonjour service is related to Apple's iTunes software so its obviously safe. Not sure about the other one though. BTW, there are many services/programs that needs internet (upload and download). You shouldn't be really worried unless you're running something suspicious.
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