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Windows 7: Firewall configuration rules for Win 7 FW?

08 Oct 2009   #1
jaochoo

Windows 7
 
 
Firewall configuration rules for Win 7 FW?

Can someone share his configuration rules for the Win 7 FW or is there something like a public shared collection? Some time ago I used Agnitum Outpost Pro and really likes that they had a database behind which suggested rules for many common (and less common) programs. Now I would like to use the build-in Win 7 FW but don't know which rules are the best.


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08 Oct 2009   #2
Antman

 

Which rules are "best" depends solely on how you use our machine. Are you using a NAT router?
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08 Oct 2009   #3
jaochoo

Windows 7
 
 

No, currently I am behind some I-dont-know WLAN router of my appartment building, based on MAC address of my notebook.
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08 Oct 2009   #4
Antman

 

I would examine my Outpost list and re-create the entries in the new firewall.

I know this isn't the answer you are looking for.
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08 Oct 2009   #5
jaochoo

Windows 7
 
 

Yeh, I do not have the Outpost anymore ;-) Well, actually I thought that people tend to use the same rules, e.g. allow Firefox for HTTP and FTP etc. However, I am not experienced enough to create a list with programs and their allowed rules.
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08 Oct 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would look for a firewall program that is commiserate with your needs and your ability to configure it ... A NAT router would be better...
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08 Oct 2009   #7
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaochoo View Post
Can someone share his configuration rules for the Win 7 FW or is there something like a public shared collection? Some time ago I used Agnitum Outpost Pro and really likes that they had a database behind which suggested rules for many common (and less common) programs. Now I would like to use the build-in Win 7 FW but don't know which rules are the best.
Here is available great FW tutorial for Vista from FW expert - Stem:
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (Guide for Vista) - Wilders Security Forums
You can use it for Windows 7.
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08 Oct 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Jaochoo

Im not sure how many of us actually use the built in win 7 firewall. I dont, but suspect the "rules" would be the same just where to put them in the built in firewall
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