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Windows 7: Win. 7 64 bit Firewall - tutorial ?


21 Mar 2014   #1

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Win. 7 64 bit Firewall - tutorial ?

Is there a Tutorial for setting up the Firewall that comes w/Win 7 Home Prem. ?

or

Is there a 3rd party Firewall, Forum members would recommend ?


Thanks

Joe


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21 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Joe,


These may help some: In addition, the free version of Sphinx Windows 8 Firewall Control can make setting Windows Firewall with Advanced Security easier to do.
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21 Mar 2014   #3

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Brink

When I had XP Pro installed I used Sygate Firewall (even though it was discontinued) it did the job - but I am used to the firewall asking me to allow this or that, until I either allow or not allow permanently - I do not see that happening now with this Win. 7 firewall, I have only been asked about 1 program and I allowed it and it does show in the list as allowed - here is a screen shot of what I have set up - does it look correct or do I need to make changes - I am NOT on any network - home or public

Thanks

Joe


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21 Mar 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Looks good to me.

Using the program I mentioned above will allow you have a lot more advanced options if needed.
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21 Mar 2014   #5

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Is that program just to help you control the firewall settings or is it a Stand alone Firewall ??


Joe
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21 Mar 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It helps to make using the built-in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security easier.
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23 Mar 2014   #7

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

If I open win. 7 built in firewall > advanced settings > in overview (open windows firewall properties) > outbound tab on all (domain, private or public) > (2 choices, allow or block) allow is the default setting, if I change it to "block" will I get a nag screen every time the firewall blocks something and give me choice to change to allow or will it just block everything with no choices ?

Never mind - after some more digging I have found the answer to the above is NO

I do believe however that using the suggestion from Brink ( Sphinx Firewall Controller) will enable me the control I am looking for over the win. built in firewall -

Thanks


Joe
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23 Mar 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nope. It would be blocked without notice.
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04 Apr 2014   #9

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Brink - I installed the Win. 8 Firewall Control program (from - Sphinx) and it works just as I wanted :-)

Thanks for the help


Joe
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04 Apr 2014   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Joe. I'm glad it was able to work for what you wanted.
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