Reset Windows® 7 Firewall
What is the techniques to reset a firewall in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is one of the most popular Operating Systems available in the market today. Windows Firewall is very necessary to maintain security of the computer. Windows Firewall, which comes with Windows 7, is enabled by default and starts to protect the system as windows starts. The Windows Firewall is very well designed and is easy to use and configure. There are several configuration options and a simple interface in it. This version of Windows OS is more advanced than the previous versions of Windows. The firewall in Windows 7 helps protect the computers by restricting other Operating System resources. You might open command prompt window. In that, you need to type 'netsh firewall reset'. This will reset the Windows Firewall in the Windows 7 to default setting.
The following are the problems that can arise after resetting Windows Firewall in Windows 7:
- Unauthorized access to computer
- Slow network speed
Unauthorized access to computer
When the Windows Firewall is reset, then the security might not be high. Since the firewall is not customized, the user will be having only default settings. Sometimes, Trojans might enter the computer and affect the performance of the computer. The unauthorized access to the computer could be restricted by configuring the firewall. Unauthorized access to the computer might also cause security breach like access of confidential files and data from the computer.
If the firewall is reset to default settings then, spyware might be able to creep into the computer easily. Once the spyware enters into the computer, it will spy important data of the computer to the hacker who has designed it. You need to configure Windows Firewall after reset.
If there are unauthorized activities in the network, then a certain portion of the network bandwidth will be used up. This will affect the network performance. You need to configure the firewall to notify if there are any unauthorized activities in the network. Make sure that the network speed of the computer is not compromised.
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