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Windows 7: Why are there many "Allow" rules at first time WinFirewall usage? Rese

14 Oct 2016   #1

win7pro 64bit
Why are there many "Allow" rules at first time WinFirewall usage? Rese

After having used for some years another firewall I considered now to switch to MS built in Windows Firewall (in Win 7 Pro).

So I deinstalled the old FW and enabled the MS WF.

When I go now to wf.msc e.g into "Inbound rules" section then there are much to my surprise many "Allow" rules for external, non-microsoft prgms which I never entered. They must be added (in the past) somehow automatically.

How can this be?

How can I reset the rule set to the initial state just as if I would have installed Win 7 just a few minutes ago?

Moreover I searched for a 3rd party program which is currently not listed in the WinFW ruleset e.g. a shareware or other program ABC. Ok, now I started this program and did some actions which triggered an Internet connection from this program.
Unfortunately It worked.

I expected a WinFW popup informing me that prorgam ABC wants to connect outside....but nothing happened.
The program was able to do this WITHOUT prompt.

Yes, I enabled "notifications when prgms blocked"

So what?

Why is WinFW not doing its job?


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14 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 x64

Never heard of such Firewall.

MS FW ending FW do not mean it is FireWall.

Do stick to normal Windows FireWall.
Or trusted Internet, Virus, security.

Google WinFW --> windows virus
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14 Oct 2016   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Pstein,
please run this prog, Farbar, copy/paste the output
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download

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