How to Configure Windows Firewall in Windows 7
Click START and go to your Control Panel
Click on System and Security
From here you click on Windows Firewall.
On the left pane, you can see various links like, Change notification settings, Turn Windows Firewall on or off, Restore defaults and Advanced settings etc.
On the right pane, there are two types of networks link for which you can set firewall settings. They are Home or Work (Private) networks and Public networks.
By default the Firewall state is ON for both the networks.
Click on the Change Notification settings link in the Left Pane
To turn off the Windows Firewall click on the Turn off Windows Firewall option button.
Click on OK button
As you can notice a new button Use recommended settings is shown. To enable the default or recommended settings either click on the Use recommended settings button on the right pane or click on the Restore default link on the left pane.
Click on the Restore default button and a confirmation popup opens up, Click on Yes.
On the left pane, Click on the Advance Settings link to view or change settings. The Advanced settings for the Local Computer
Click on the Inbound Rules link in the left pane. A list of all Inbound Rules is displayed. On clicking an enabled rule, a list of actions are shown in the Actions Pane. Click on Disable Rule to disable the selected rule. You can also Cut, Copy and Delete the rule.
Note: Same procedure is for Enabling/Disabling the Outbound Rules.
Click on the Monitoring in the left pane to monitor the settings like Active Networks, Firewall State, General Settings and Logging settings etc.
Hope this was informative.
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