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#1 Without_A_Monitor

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

I am wondering if any bleeping expert or users, who are informed on firewalls, would be so friendly and helpful as to guide me on setting up Windows Firewall Control so that I might not encounter problems/difficulties running the application.

I have recently been reading about firewall security and attempt to learn more about the topic. After some thinking, I am considering applying Windows Firewall Control to enhance my firewall security for my system. I have Vista and use the regular Windows Firewall. The primary issue for me is that I am not very knowledgeable about firewalls in general and how to tweak a service like Windows Firewall Control to strengthen my system's security.

I have also watched the youtube instructions on how to set up Windows Firewall Control, but it wasn't too insightful for a noob like me. Rather than I trying to figure it without much knowledge and possibly creating problems/mishaps, I thought that I would humbly ask someone and/or people to be so kind as to instruct me on this subject. Thank you very much in advance.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:57 PM

I think you would learn more with no risk if you installed a virtual machine with Windows 7 and then experiment with firewall settings.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

Thank you very much for the reply. I realize that this it's probably a tedious request to ask for help on this topic. I suppose that I might just install it and try to figure it out as I go, or perhaps do you as you suggested.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

More important is that your machine is different and that even a well thought out step by step guide might still get you into trouble. And you're best not to do this on your main machine.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

I apologize for my noobishness. So, what exactly do you recommend?

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:15 AM

No need to apologize. I recommend you try the firewall out in a VM.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

Thank you for the reply, Didier Stevens. I apologize for my late response. I unfortunately am unfamiliar as to how to do that. Additionally, do you think that my machine is safe with the default Windows Firewall?




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