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Windows 7: Windows7 Pro Firewall automatically DELETE's new Rules after reboot?

10 Mar 2016   #1
3plusone

Windows7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows7 Pro Firewall automatically DELETE's new Rules after reboot?

Not quite sure but...
I am creating new Inbound and Outbound rules in windows firewall and when I turn off the computer and start it up again the next day the newly created rules are automatically deleted?

I tried google searches and youtube but there seems to be NOTHING around that can offer assistance other than blocking ALL outbound connections and whitelisting others which I would preffer not to have to do.

Any suggestions? Your help is much appreciated. Thank You!


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10 Mar 2016   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3plusone View Post
I tried google searches and youtube but there seems to be NOTHING around that can offer assistance other than blocking ALL outbound connections and whitelisting others which I would preffer not to have to do.
I neither have much idea of what's happening, but just as a comment, why don't you want to do that? Blocking everything and selectively enabling things you use is the only way a firewall is useful.
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10 Mar 2016   #3
3plusone

Windows7 Professional x64
 
 

Heres what I am trying to do...
Block programs from accessing the internet with windows firewall.

And heres how...

1. Open windows Firewall.
2. Click Advanced Settiings
3. Click Inbound Rules
4. Click New Rule

Then...

5. Select Program and CLick next
6. Select Browse and locate the exe. file that you want to block then Click Next.
7. Then Select Block Connection then click Next.
8. Select Domain, Public, Private and then click Next.
9. Give it a NAME and press FINISH!

then by doing the exact same for Outbound Connections.

Then Voila! That exe file or program should be BLOCKED from accessing the internet!

My problem is that I can make or create these Inbound and Outbound Rules but Windows is AUTOMATICALLY Deleting them upon a system re-boot??!!

Argh...

Also I tried to BLOCK all OUTBOUND connections and was just going to make a whitelist of programs that I would allow internet access by doing the same method as mentioned above except I would select ALLOW connection as opposed to Block connection.

BUT....

I just tried that by Opening Windows Firewall and by clicking "Advanced Settings"

then...

By Clicking "Windows Firewall Properties"

Then...

For OUTBOUND Connections Selecting "BLOCK" as opposed to "ALLOW"- (Windows default setting)

Then I wanted to test it so I re boot my Laptop and Opened my browser (firefox) and It was up running connected to the internet, showing my homepage. (Google) lol...

I dont get it???

Please Help, much appreciated!!!
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