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Windows 7: Needing to tighten Advanced Firewall Settings

04 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
Needing to tighten Advanced Firewall Settings

I was wondering if anyone knows of a tutorial of some sort that explains in easily understandable non-geek plain English with or without curse words How to Eliminate ALL UNNECESSARY port openings, AND what all those different things that we can allow/disallow are actually for, and whether they are needed or not.

I realize I can google all the above, like, what is WSD, SSD, ICMP, and what's it for, but - come on!! There's got to be a better way.

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04 Sep 2018   #2

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

Windows Firewall Control - Neowin
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Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is a supporting protocol in the Internet protocol suite.
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04 Sep 2018   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I would suggest to disable everything by default and then whitelist the programs that you want to access Internet.

Make sure to get a copy of Windows Firewall Control while you can.
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16 Sep 2018   #4

Windows 7 Home x64

Snick - lol, Google is most definitely NOT your friend. I can't even remember when I last used it. I'm all DuckDuckGo with gets better every day. (I only used Google as a verb for convenience sake because saying I ddg'ed it sometimes still raises eyebrows.)

Thanks lolnothankyou. I was thinking of setting firewall to default and then refine it. I have a feeling I opened unnecessary ports in my quest to reestablish a lost internet connection.

I do notice that in Task Manager there are quite a few that say Not allowed. Not restricted. But they sometimes happen to be on the same port that I know needs to be open. Not sure how to deal with that.
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16 Sep 2018   #5

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

Whatever, I was simply implying that you can search the Web for a plethora of information regarding virtually any subject-matter.
There are a few websites that will assist you in your endeavor. DuckDuckGo it! or peruse Can Your Computer Be Hacked? Find Out With These 12 Tools
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