Guide to Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall

The Windows built-in firewall has been available since the time of Windows XP. Since then the Windows integrated firewall has been significantly improved and is now included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 protecting both, inbound as well as outbound connections applying various rules.

Users of Windows 7 find the Windows firewall in Control Panel / System and Security, whereas users of Windows Vista find the firewall in Windows Security Center. Clicking on Advanced Settings reveals the full capabilities of the built-in firewall.

The firewall should really be turned on in most cases - it configures itself automatically. Should you want to make configuration changes, or if you are just interested in looking under the hood of the Windows firewall, then we strongly recommend reading our expert’s articles you find below.

Latest Articles on Windows Firewall
How to Force a Program to Only Use Your VPN

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Discussing Windows 8 Built In Security

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Blocking Programs in Windows Firewall

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Keys to Effective Firewall Protection

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Most Popular Articles on Windows Firewall
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    Turn Off Windows Firewall with Regedit

    It is relatively simple to utilize the power of the Windows System Registry and disable the Windows Firewall following these clear steps....

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    How to Create Windows 7 Firewall Rules

    In this article, we take a look at how to set Windows 7 firewall rules and create your own rules for greater security. Learn how you can apply rules for inbound and outbound traffic, and see how you can...

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    Windows Firewall: Is It Good Enough?

    Some people prefer to use a third party firewall instead of the built-in Windows Firewall in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. I would personally never rely on Windows Firewall alone. Find out why and what...

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    How to Reset and Repair Windows 7 Firewall

    Firewall configuration can be modified by user with administrative account. In some cases, another program can corrupt or damage firewall settings. Find out the available options to reset or repair Windows...

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    Part 3: How to Use Windows 7 Firewall and How to Create Rules

    In the last part of this series, we will discuss how to use Windows Firewall in Windows 7 and how you can create firewall rules....

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Help! How to Turn on Your Windows Firewall

Are you unable to turn on Windows firewall? Find out how to access the Windows Firewall in this simple guide....

Turn Off Windows Firewall with Regedit

It is relatively simple to utilize the power of the Windows System Registry and disable the Windows Firewall following these clear steps....