Vista two-way firewall protection

By jobeard
Dec 31, 2008
  1. To get two-way firewall protection in Windows Vista, do the following:

    • Click on the Start button; in the search space, type "wf.msc" and press Enter.
    • Click on the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security icon.
      This management interface displays the inbound and outbound rules.
    • Click on Windows Firewalls Properties. You should now see a dialog box with several tabs.
    • For each profile -- Domain, Private and Public -- change the setting to Block, and then click OK.

    Even if you do this tweak, I recommend adding a more robust third-party firewall.
    I suggest either Comodo Firewall Pro or ZoneAlarm, both of which are free and fare
    very well in independent firewall testing. Also consider Sunbelt --
    30 trail but after it expires, you lose nothing important and the system is very unintrusive :)
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Nice find. I recently came across that bit of information myself. I was going to bring it out during a firewall discussion thread but it seems you've beat me to it and this might be a better approach anyway.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,128   +982

    you, me, or whoever -- the nice part is TS is trying to be proactive for the community :)
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