Windows® Firewall Port
What do you need to know about Windows firewall Port?
Hackers are frequently trying to discover new techniques to hook up to computers that are connected to Internet to hack essential and secret information and misuse them. All these immoral activities start from ports in a computer system. Firewall is a defensive barrier for your system, which protects your computer from malicious programs on your local network and the Internet. Firewall examines all the arriving and departing information to and from your computer system or a network based on the firewall configuration settings. Firewall on a computer system can be personalized according to the level of precautions required. Firewall sieves the messages based on some conditions such as the ports, IP address, domain names, protocols etc. Almost all Operating Systems from Microsoft comes with a built in firewall tool.
Following lines explains about the ways to manually open the ports using Windows firewall and details about different ports.
- Opening ports using firewall
Firewall prevents the use of a number of ports because those ports can be like open doors, which malicious programs or hackers use to get control of your computer system. Windows Firewall prevents transfer on port 139, which is used for Windows file and print sharing. Windows Firewall is also able to block transfer on port 25 and other ports. You can block port 25 by making a blocking firewall rule. Port 25 is used for mail servers and is regularly blocked to lessen spam and other unwanted Internet traffic.
Opening ports using firewall
In order to open ports in a computer system using Windows firewall, first open the firewall window and click on the advanced settings tab. Then, click on the port button and type the code of the port that you want to open in the specific local ports box and click the next button. Click on the ‘allow connection’ option and choose the networks to unlock the port by clicking their check boxes.
A firewall is a kind of defensive mechanism that is used for preventing security threat in both incoming and outgoing computer traffic. One of the best opponents against the vulnerabilities associated with open ports is a good firewall. Many firewall programs also have a feature called furtiveness mode, which makes your computer hidden to outsiders. By blocking ports on your system using a good firewall, you can keep your system safe from malicious action that happens on the web.
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