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Windows 7: Preventing installers from creating firewall rules

21 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Preventing installers from creating firewall rules

I've noticed that some applications (the only one I remember is Steam, but I think some Ubisoft game did it with 'Ubisoft Launcher') automatically create in- and sometimes outbound firewall rules (I'm talking about Windows 7 Firewall, not some 3rd party one) without any user interaction.

So the question is: how to stop them from doing that? Is there a way to allow only user (preferably Administrator) to create rules manually?

Thanks in advance :)

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21 Jan 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Okay my brain isn't working this morning, however, I remember fixing this for someone before. I'm pretty confident it involved a group policy change.
I'm only telling you that as it should help refine any searching you do.
be careful messing with group policy and create a restore point before doing it though.
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