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Because a firewall restricts communication between your computer and the Internet, you might need to adjust settings for some programs that prefer an open connection. These adjustments are called "exceptions." To learn more about exceptions, see the Using the Exceptions Tab
section of this article.
Windows Firewall now has three settings: On
, On with no exceptions
, and Off
Windows Firewall is turned on by default, and normally you should leave it that way. When you choose this setting, Windows Firewall blocks all unsolicited requests to connect to your computer, except for requests to programs or services selected on the Exceptions
On with no exceptions:
When you select the Don't allow exceptions
check box, Windows Firewall blocks all unsolicited requests to connect to your computer, including requests to programs or services selected on the Exceptions
tab. Use this setting when you need maximum protection for your computer, such as when you connect to a public network in a hotel or airport, or when a dangerous virus or worm is spreading over the Internet.
There is no need to keep Don't allow exceptions
selected all the time, because when it is, some of your programs might not work correctly, and the following services are blocked from accepting unsolicited requests:
File and Printer Sharing
Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
Discovery of network devices
Preconfigured programs and services on the exceptions list
Additional items that you've added to the exceptions list
When you select Don't allow exceptions
, you can still send and receive e-mail, use an instant messaging program, or view most Web pages.
This setting turns Windows Firewall off. When you choose this setting, your computer is much more vulnerable to harm from unknown intruders or viruses from the Internet. This setting should only be used by advanced users for computer administration purposes, or if your computer is protected by another firewall.
To adjust Windows Firewall settings
and then click Control Panel
In the control panel, click Windows Security Center
Click Windows Firewall
In the General Tab
make your selection.
Windows Firewall General tab
Note Settings that you create when your computer is joined to a domain are stored separately from those created when your computer is not joined to a domain. These separate groups of settings are called profiles.
courtesy of www.microsoft.com
If the above does not work you may also need to adjust your internet security settings. You can do this by the following:
Open up your internet explorer
click on tools
select internet options
click on the security tab
change the sttings to medium, rather than what they are. Click apply and ok. Exit your browser and restart it to try to connect again. Let me know if the above options do not work and we will try the next step. Hope this helps!