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Windows 7: Should I alter Windows 7 firewall settings?

05 Mar 2011   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Should I alter Windows 7 firewall settings?

For years I have been using windows firewall and I never thought to even change it's settings. Should I just leave it the way it shipped from MS?

thank you for your advice


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05 Mar 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you behind a router? If so pretty much all consumer routers have a built in firewall that blocks pretty much everything you have not initiated. So the firewall on your computer hardly does any work. So yes the default settings are perfectly fine.
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05 Mar 2011   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

do you have security with its own firewall ? if so you have no need for windows firewall. (it will cause conflicks if run with other firewalls)
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05 Mar 2011   #4
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes I do have a router and it has an active firewall and some other features. I will disable my windows firewall. Thanks for the help

I keep the NAT filtering on and the router firewall on. I also enabled port scan and DoS protection
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