Windows 7: Firewall Alert on Blocked Connection

This section provides a tutorial example on how Windows Firewall alerts you when it detects a blocked connection on Windows 7 system.

In order to see an example of Windows Firewall alert message, you can try the following tutorial if you are using Skype on your computer.

1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall" and click the "Advanced Settings" link.

2. Right mouse click on "Inbount Rules" and select "New rule" to add the following new rule:

Program path: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
Allow the connection: checked
Domain: checked
Private: checked
Public: unchecked
Name: Skype Inbound Rule

3. Now go to a public Wi-Fi spot and connect to the Internet. Windows Firewall should block Skype inbound connection and give you this alert:

Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program

Name: Skype
Publisher: Skype Technologies S.A.
Path: C:\program files\skype\phone\skype.exe

This program has already been blocked or unblocked for a different
network location.

Allow Skype to communicate on these networks:
   [ ] Domain networks, such as a workplace network
   [x] Private networks, such as my home or work network. The firewall
       is already configured for this network location.
   [x] Public networks, such as hose in airports and coffee shopes

[Allow access]] [Cancel] 

4. Click the "Cancel" button to confirm that you do not want any inbound connections to Skype on public networks.

The picture below shows you the Windows Firewall security alert when it detects a blocked connection on Windows 7 system:
Windows 7 Windows Firewall Security Alert

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


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