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Windows 7: Windows 7 Firewall Doesn't Work

06 Apr 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Windows 7 Firewall Doesn't Work

I decided to try and test windows 7 firewall.
So i enable the firewall,i add firefox to allowed list...BUT i cant opem any website,firefox doesn't work,is just opening an empty website,(view attachments)
When i disable firewall everyting works fine.
I tried this with 5-6 programs and i have the same issue.




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06 Apr 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, panais.

First make sure that the firewall you were using previously has been disabled/uninstalled. Next, I suggest you start by resetting the default settings and see if that works. See the tutorial at Windows Firewall - Restore Default Settings.
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06 Apr 2010   #3
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, panais.

First make sure that the firewall you were using previously has been disabled/uninstalled. Next, I suggest you start by resetting the default settings and see if that works. See the tutorial at Windows Firewall - Restore Default Settings.
I tried this too but no solution,actually i tried almost everything.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you're not tied to Windows Firewall, I recommend disabling it and installing Comodo Firewall (Free)

Download Comodo Firewall

Otherwise, go through this support article and browse the others on the Microsoft site.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ewall-settings
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06 Apr 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I decided to try and test windows 7 firewall.
So i enable the firewall,i add firefox to allowed list...BUT i cant opem any website,firefox doesn't work,is just opening an empty website,(view attachments)
When i disable firewall everyting works fine.
I tried this with 5-6 programs and i have the same issue.
Hello,

In Windows 7 you have advance Firewall when you add the rule make sure you add for both Inbould and Outbound. I guess might just added either one of them. So go ahead and add for both inbound and outbound and reboot the System one it important to reboot because sometime it reuquries the Services to restart to take effect. Follow this doucment from Firefox carefully Configuring Windows Firewall

Hope this helps,
Captain
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06 Apr 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

@notsograymatter, I don't include Comodo in my list of recommended free firewall software programs because Comodo includes the prechecked installation of the HopSurf Toolbar (another IAC product which replaced the Ask Toolbar) and this discussion topic: Dark side of COMODO....
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07 Apr 2010   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I tried before comodo firewall and is NOT good.
I use Pc Tools Firewall Plus.
BUT because i also use windows 7 security essentials i will try and i will like to stay with microsoft programs for my security.
I want to use only WINDOWS antivirus/antispyware and firewall.
BUT again something is wrong with my windows firewall.
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07 Apr 2010   #8
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Never mind (view attachment) i will stay with Pc Tools Firewall Plus for the moment.
Btw I will like to ask something.
I use both/together Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast free.
I want to REMOVE avast,is my pc safe with only Microsoft Security Essentials?


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07 Apr 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

In a word.. yes..
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07 Apr 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Never mind (view attachment) i will stay with Pc Tools Firewall Plus for the moment.
Btw I will like to ask something.
I use both/together Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast free.
I want to REMOVE avast,is my pc safe with only Microsoft Security Essentials?
In my opinion going from avast! to MSE is downgrading. Independant tests show time and again that avast! out performs MSE on every level. Having said that, it's your computer so ultimately, it's up to you to decide what you use.
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