Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Firewall - allow program is not working

11 Apr 2013   #1
trogne

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Apr 2013   #2
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #3
trogne

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Apr 2013   #4
Alejandro85

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2013   #5
roboticarm

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Firewall - allow program is not working




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What free firewall program do you all recommend?
As the topic states, what free firewall program do you reccomend? Other than the one built into windows 7. Really all I need it to do is have it make a popup when a program tries to access the net in anyway and allow me to block or allow it, kinda like zone alarm does. Someone told me zone alarm...
System Security
Post you computer program/ firewall set up!!
Computer? Desk top or labtop Anti Virus anti malware network tools hard drive memory registry cleaners windows ver tweakers
System Security
Program Slow after Firewall Blocking.
Alright, so I reinstalled Kaspersky since I feel safer with it. But here's the issue. On certain things I don't trust yet, I block their internet access so they don't update. I like to manually update my programs. So here's the issue. I posted a topic a while back about buying a Xilisoft...
System Security
Configure Windows 7 Firewall or get other program?
Hi I have difficulties to configure Windows 7 Firewall as I want it to work. So I tried several other firewalls but those seems not to be good or easy enough to configure more advanced with. So maybe Windows 7 Firewall is the way to go? I have 2 network cards on Windows 7 Desktop. ...
Network & Sharing
Good firewall program?
So I have been using Comodo Internet Security, but I think it has been causing some problems with the OS. It made everything run slow. either it was the firewall, or nvidia drivers... I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro x64 (formatted hd and did clean install), and everything is snappy and fast like it was...
System Security
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...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App