Techniques to enable firewall on Windows® 7
What is the method to enable firewall on Windows 7? What are the problems that are found on Windows 7? Learn how to fix these problems
Windows 7 comes with many advanced features and is far more stable and secure than any other previous Windows based Operating System. Windows 7 also has a unique two way firewall that ensures maximum protection for the system from all kinds of threats. The firewall on Windows 7 is a software that filters the malicious content coming into the system. Having Windows 7 firewall on would greatly reduce the chances of malwares infecting the system and causing issues. Windows 7 firewall also prevents data from being sent from the system and prevents data loss. The firewall on Windows 7 system can be enabled using the security option in the Control Panel. There are some firewall related problems that might come up on Windows 7. Some of the common problems include network connection issues, errors when accessing firewall, firewall getting automatically disabled and so on. Such problems would affect the network related functionality of the system and make performing network related tasks such as downloading/ uploading and updating difficult and in most cases impossible.
The following details would give users more information regarding ways to fix Windows 7 firewall issues:
- Check configuration
- Scan for infections
- Repair operating system
If the firewall on Windows 7 is not configured properly, then issues would come up when the firewall is in use. If the firewall is blocking the Internet altogether then it is possible that firewall has not been configured to allow access to some applications or services. users can check the settings of Windows 7 firewall using the control panel and creating exceptions for the firewall would solve the issues.
Scan for infections
Malware infections within your Windows 7 system can also cause firewall related problems. The malware might get installed on the system through offline means (such as installation of maliciously coded application) and the malware might be disabling the firewall so as to allow it to send data and download more complex malwares into the system. All Windows 7 users having firewall related issues are advised to scan the system for infections using a good malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and if some malwares are found, removing them would solve the issues.
If reconfiguring the firewall and removing the malware infections from Windows 7 system did not solve the firewall issues, it is possible that system files associated with the firewall on the OS are damaged causing errors to come up when firewall related tasks are being invoked. Such issues would have to be resolved by repairing the Operating System installed on the system using the genuine installation disk and OS repair tool. if some changes to system has brought up the firewall issues, then restoring the system to previous restore point would also solve the issues.
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