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Windows Firewall Notification

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jbhardman, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. jbhardman

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    I am trying to lock down my system by using the Windows Firewall w/Advanced Settings. I have blocked incoming and outgoing connections that do not match a rule. I have set it to notify me when a program is blocked. I never ever get a notification. Does it only notify me on incoming connections that are blocked?
     
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    Are you sure that it works for outgoing? Unless it has been changed in the last few weeks, the Windows firewall worked only on incoming......
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  3. jbhardman

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    Yeah, with Vista the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security has had an outbound option since Vista was released. It's disabled by default, but I enabled it. It works fine, but doesn't notify me when a program is blocked, even though I checked the box to notify me. I'm wondering if that specific setting is for inbound only...
     
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