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How to Check Windows 7 Firewall Settings

How to Check Windows 7 Firewall Settings

1. Click on the start button, and then click on Control Panel

2. Once in Control Panel click on Windows Firewall. Here you will see the main firewall settings.

Note with the newer versions of Windows, this includes Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 you now leave the service running. If you want to turn off the firewall you just click on the "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" option.



In addition if something networking related is not working properly it may me a good idea to turn off the Windows Firewall for testing to see if the Windows Firewall is actually causing your problem.

3. If you are planning to leave the Windows Firewall running it is a good idea to check your "Advanced settings"

Once in here you will be able to check your incoming and outgoing rules, as well as your connection rules.

Note if you still have trouble after setting the "Advance settings" there could be another firewall on a computer or on the network in general blocking the communication. If you are communicating from computer to computer in most cases your need to make sure the same firewall changes are on both computers.
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I want to block yahoo messenger on my computer, how can i do it?


Just block it from the Firewall settings: go to Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Exceptions and untick the mark next to it.
But the best solution is to uninstall it , from Control Panel > Programs.

Aug 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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error 0x8007064c when installing windows live messenger on windows 7.


How to enable Windows Firewall when you receive an error code 0x80070643 or 0x800706d9 during Windows Live Essentials installation

Symptom:

Users are reporting installation issues when installing Windows Live Essentials.

You might receive one of the following error codes during the installation process: 0x800706d9, 0x80070643



Cause:

When Windows Firewall is disabled, installation of Windows Live Essentials could fail in some cases, because some Windows Live Essentials components require Windows Firewall to be enabled in order to install successfully.

Background information:

Windows Firewall is a software based solution to filter incoming and outgoing traffic of your computer or network. All traffic to and from your computer pass through Windows Firewall, which inspect all types of traffic and either allow or deny traffic depending upon the firewall settings. Microsoft includes the built-in firewall feature in all latest Windows operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7


Resolution Steps:

To enable Windows Firewall in Windows Vista/7 please follow the steps:

Note: To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administration rights.
1. Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel option.
2. In Control Panel click on System and Security link to go next.
3. Click on the link Windows Firewall
4. On left side panel, click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off
5. Select Turn on Windows Firewall for all (Domain, Home and Public network)

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