Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
Windows 8: 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 8 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 8 system:
Last update: 2013.
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