Importance of Windows® Firewall in Windows® 7
What is Windows Firewall? How can it protect the network from various threats?
A firewall is software which monitors the in and out transfer of data through a network. You can also make changes to the firewall settings. Depending on the settings, it will allow or block the data transfer from your computer through the network. A network firewall will help you to protect your PC from viruses, hackers and malicious software. Windows Firewall is flexible, powerful and easy to use. It will provide protection while you are connected to a public network. It will provide high security to important data. You can choose public or private data according to your needs. According to your settings, it will automatically turn on, so that you can see other computers and devices on a network.
Points below will give you more information about Windows Firewall in Windows 7:
- Firewall protection for viruses
- Firewall technology and unauthorized access
If you connect the Internet to your computer, Windows Firewall will launch automatically and filter the applications that are connected to the computer. It will provide security for preventing unauthorized access. If it detects any viruses, it will display a notification message. It will restrict access to unwanted websites. It will also monitor all Internet traffic. You can set your own rules for each software application and can specify the connection type.
Firewall protection for viruses
Firewall protection works by blocking traffic between the computer and network. A firewall will scan your PC and detect errors and remove them. If any viruses are detected, it will take action to protect your computer. It provides several security protocols to prevent viruses. It can control malware, and access to devices. So it will prevent viruses from entering your system. It also controls users which have access to a local or remote network.
Firewall technology will prevent unauthorized access to the computer. Hackers will damage or steal your data. You can use a firewall to provide several security measures. It will also protect your computer from network traffic. The protection can be implemented on both hardware and software. A hardware firewall will protect the whole network. Software firewalls are provided on single computers to protect the computer individually. Both hardware and software firewalls will work simultaneously on computers.
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