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Windows 7: How are we to deal with open ports?

2 Weeks Ago   #11
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Seemed to remove ok and I did a full shut-down & restart . No remnants of that firewall remain in registry.
How would I check?
How can I get Win firewall back to where it was? Is it an adaptive wall, will it 'learn'?

Purpose of edit is to include attachment which seems to indicate security is good.
So I'm a little confused.
The image is from the 'Instant UPnP Exposure Test'




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2 Weeks Ago   #12
Callender

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

Well like I said I know nothing much about windows firewall. You can reset it via command prompt:

Windows Firewall - Restore Default Settings

RE: Disable UPnP at router level. Unfortunately I'm not expert on the many makes and models of routers. You'd have to research your router manual.

My results for comparison:
How are we to deal with open ports?-upnp-exposure-test.jpg
RE: Third party firewall removal and checking for leftovers. I'd do a monitored install but it's not exactly straightforward. Other than that you can use something like Revo Uninstaller to take care of software removal.


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2 Weeks Ago   #13
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

cheers Callender, appreciate your contribution.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
Callender

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

Anyway I wouldn't worry too much about those tests. Just as long as your firewall blocks unsolicited inbound network traffic you should be okay.
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1 Week Ago   #15
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Sounds good Callender ... and thank you.
One final question regarding the Windows Firewall:
How can I configure it generally and specifically how can I get it to refuse ping requests (reputedly one of the oldest ways of probing) ?
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1 Week Ago   #16
Callender

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

Well like I said - I have not used Windows Firewall for years so I don't know.
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1 Week Ago   #17
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes Callender, I understand you use Comodo but I left the question hoping someone else might respond.
btw is yr comodo free-ware or do you pay ?
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1 Week Ago   #18
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nithig View Post
Yes Callender, I understand you use Comodo but I left the question hoping someone else might respond.
btw is yr comodo free-ware or do you pay ?
I use free CIS plus Firewall. However creating firewall rules isn't straightforward.

You might want to look at: Windows 10 Firewall Control (for Windows 7)

Windows Firewall Control: Configure and Manage Windows Firewall settings

Also it's mentioned in Post #12 of the tutorial thread here:

Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception
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1 Week Ago   #19
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Lots to read up and understand so I'll get into it.
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1 Week Ago   #20
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