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Windows 7: Firewall - allow program is not working


11 Apr 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Firewall - allow program is not working

Hi,

Even if I allow programs (soulseek, dc++, ...) on Windows Firewall, it still blocks the ports.

I have to disable the firewall to use my programs.

Why? What can I do ?


Patrick

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11 Apr 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I use WoKhan (the program is called Windows Firewall Notifier) which made things like soulseek and other programs easier to allow and set rules for for the future. I have no incoming or outgoing connections turned on and this WFN will ask you about in/out connections and you can make changes. It's very light on resources and I've really liked its ease.
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11 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks.
What I've done that might not be secure : in advanced settings, delete all the inbound and outbound rules, then re-open program and allow them.
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11 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trogne View Post
Thanks.
What I've done that might not be secure : in advanced settings, delete all the inbound and outbound rules, then re-open program and allow them.
I think that's one of the best way of using the firewall in fact, so you know EXACTLY what's going on (of course, once you know how to use a firewall ), and get rid of the many built-in rules that only reduce security, allowing what you know only.
There is one gotcha with that, however, Windows has a bug that, once you blow up the firewall configuration, it no longer allows you to share folders: Fix: Cannot Share Folder. There is an explanation of this totally unrelated problem and its solution, just in case you run into it.
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12 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello trogne. Windows Firewall never works for me as well, so I always use party firewall and turned off that Windows one completely.
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