Unblocking Microsoft® Windows® Firewall
Tips to Unblock Programs from Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall protects your system against all threats from the public network. It acts as filter for your private network or your system from web. It can protect the system from virus, worms, or any phishing attempts. It monitors and keeps records of all Internet communication. The firewall is a shield for your system files and transactions. User cannot block firewall because of its immense protection. The firewall settings are custom, that means user can change the settings accordingly. It is possible for user to block a particular application or software from accessing the Internet. This is useful because many programs have automatic update facility and user might know the updates being installed. User can change the settings of firewall and block that application from getting web access. Similarly, there may be need to block some particular IP address because of anti-phishing attempts or any form of threats.
The following details discuss about unblocking programs from the firewall:
- Why blocking Programs in Firewall
- Blocking Consequences
- Unblocking Steps
Why blocking Programs in Firewall
Firewall is a tool, which monitors incoming and outgoing traffic. It acts as protection for your system and the private network from the unsecured public network. It is an essential tool for the protection of system. Sometimes there may be need to block some programs from accessing the Internet. Many programs have automatic updates, which may be sometimes harmful. To protect this you need to block that specific program from accessing the web using firewall settings.
When Windows Firewall blocks program the consequences on client computer are non-availability of data from FTP client, Multimedia-streaming software, and mail notification in some remote e-mail systems. In server system, it may result in server not responding to client requests like Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Connectivity, and File Sharing situations. Other general results are you might not be able to play multi-player game properly, not properly getting file from instant message program.
First step is using Exceptions and for this you need to enter wscui.cpl in the Open box. Next you need to go to Windows Firewall, select Exceptions, and click Add Program. In the Add, a Program tab browse or select the required program you wish to allow connectivity. Thus, the concerned file is added to exception. If you can identity port then you can use Netstat.exe to identify and open the concerned port.
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