Windows 7: System Firewall Advanced Settings

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and modify Windows Firewall advanced settings on Windows 7 system.

Windows Firewall basic settings presented on the "Customize Settings" screen as described in the previous tutorial offers quick ways to turn on and turn off firewalls. But information on the "Customized Settings" screen is not so easy to understand. It is much easier to understand if you review the full list of settings on the "Advanced Settings" screen.

1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall" and click the "Advanced Settings" link. You will see the firewall "Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings" screen.

2. Right mouse click on "Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings" on the left side of the screen and select "Properties". You will see detailed settings for each network configuration.

3. Click the "Private Profile" tab. You will see settings for your private network, which is usually covers your home Wi-Fi Internet connection. The default settings should be:

Specify behavior for when a computer is connected to a private
network

Firewall state:         On (recommended)
Inbound connections:    Block (default)
Outbound connections:   Allow (default)
...

Note that:

The picture below shows you the Windows Firewall advanced settings on Windows 7 system:
Windows 7 Windows Firewall Advanced Settings

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7: System Update Status

 Windows 7: System Update Settings

 Windows 7: System Firewall Settings

Windows 7: System Firewall Advanced Settings

 Windows 7: System Firewall Inbound Rules

 Windows 7: System Firewall Outbound Rules

 Windows 7: Manage System Firewall Rules

 Windows 7: Firewall Alert on Blocked Connection

 Windows 7: Firewall Allowed Programs

 Windows 7: Action Center Security Messages

 Windows 7: Action Center Security Message Settings

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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