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Windows 7: Firewall- Windows 7 equivalent to Vista/xp setting

14 Jan 2010   #11

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It will block inbound connections, but not outbound connections. There is no setting to block all outbound connections, just a setting to block all outbound connections that do not have an explicit firewall setting.

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14 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7

Shields Up shows all ports stealth and when i tried Leaktest Windows firewall control blocked it.......thats mean okey .....?
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14 Jan 2010   #13

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yes , sounds good - I have been using WFC to control outbound for a long while - it is great.

Did you look to make sure you aren't advertising your presence by responding to ping requests?

It is set up to respond by default - set up rules to prevent inbound icmpv4 and icmpv6 requests.
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14 Jan 2010   #14

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Did you look to make sure you aren't advertising your presence by responding to ping requests?

It is set up to respond by default - set up rules to prevent inbound icmpv4 and icmpv6 requests.[/QUOTE]

Sorry can you explain me how to do this?

and sorry for using/hijacking another persons thread
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14 Jan 2010   #15


no need to apologize issue was addressed..glad to see thread lead to good questions and comments, excellent suggestions by advanced members... never a simple linear issue when it comes to tech...a side note I set up an ftp server and had so many problems with windows firewall I switched to zone alarm &it worked...and yes, I did open port 21, and data port 20, and added the server program to allowed services...tried everything in the book, the FTP server programs (had the same issue w/fillzilla, servu, a few others), simply wouldn't work with winfirewall. eventually settled on Quick n' Easy FTP Server, but others good too. FTP is so great you can share files without all the b.s. ftp is making a huge comeback b/c people are fed up with the clutter on the web (too many ads, too many options, too many flash ads, register for this/that ugh)
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