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Windows 7: Windows 7 firewall slows internet

29 Dec 2010   #1
gtjr92

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 firewall slows internet

I have windows 7 and mostly the default settings for windows firewall.
Any internet application I run firefox (latest version), internet explorer 8,safari and even downloading files run EXTREMELY slow when the windows firewall is on and I try to browse the web.
If I turn windows firewall off they run as I would expect them too.
I have allowed firefox, safarai and internet explorer through the firewall for all profiles
(Public, private, and domain)
I also opened ports 80 and 443 on outbound connection for all profiles.
All those rules are enabled, and set for tcp and udp. Not even sure if I need udp but I digress.
Any ideas what else I may need to change??

Thanks


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29 Dec 2010   #2
brady

 

reset to default, your 'opened' ports are default settings, so it sounds like you made changes to port rules.
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29 Dec 2010   #3
gtjr92

windows 7
 
 
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well actually it's my sister pc so who know what she did only going by what she told me.
To reset to default do I just do use recommended settings, or is there some other way to reset to default?
Thanks
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29 Dec 2010   #4
gtjr92

windows 7
 
 

I tried resetting to default still same things. SLOOWWW internet. It's Fine without windows firewall. My friend had this issue before he told me he just disabled windows firewall and used a free firewall instead. I would prefer to use windows firewall If I could get it internet explorer to work right...
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29 Dec 2010   #5
brady

 

You could also be using a proxy... would check to ensure you are not.

Internet options / Connections tab / LAN Settings towards the bottom.

Check to make sure your proxy settings are not checked.
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29 Dec 2010   #6
gtjr92

windows 7
 
 
no proxy

proxy settings are clear...
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29 Dec 2010   #7
brady

 

what kind of files are you downloading? What antivirus are you running?


Have you removed the custom rules you created for the 80 and 443 ports?
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29 Dec 2010   #8
gtjr92

windows 7
 
 

Norton antivirus, not sure how that is relevent since if i disable the windows firewall everything is fine. Doesn't matter what file it is exe, zip etc they all take forever a 5 meg file took 20 minutes!! If I disable the firewall it all works great..
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30 Dec 2010   #9
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Maybe Norton isn't playing well with the WF. Try disabling its realtime protection temporarily, and the download a known safe file and see what goes.
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