Firewall Configuration in Windows® 7
What are the ways to configure a Firewall in Windows 7?
Windows Firewall in Windows 7 is a program that provides protection to the system from the network attacks from malicious software such as worms. It blocks communications which are malicious software trying to find a way to connect to your computer. This Windows firewall blocks the virus and worms from reaching your computer, but it might not detect or disable the virus if it is infected in your system. A firewall helps to monitor all incoming and outgoing network traffic and might be configured to block certain types of data. It would block the connections to the programs which are not in list of allowed programs and it would allow you to configure the settings of each network separately.
The following are the ways to configure a Windows Firewall in Windows 7:
- Security features in Windows 7
- To turn on Windows Firewall
- Tips to configure
Security features in Windows 7
There are many security features offered in Windows 7 for providing better security to the users. Some features are BitLocker, App locker etc. BitLocker allow you to lock the Windows drive or any other drive. Once the drive is locked, the files could be unlocked only from that particular computer. App locker allows you to restrict the program execution by means of Group Policy.
To turn on Windows Firewall
To turn on the firewall, you would firstly click the Start button and from that take Control Panel. In that you need to select the System and Security and after that, take Windows Firewall. When you click that, a new window would appear. In the left pane of the window, you have an option to turn on or off the firewall. There are some other settings also that could be configured to attain better security.
You have to firstly log in administrator account. If you need maximum security, you could check the box for blocking all incoming connections. You would also get notifications when the firewall would block any new program. You need to check the box associated with that notification to get the details about the program.
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