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Enabling Windows Firewall WINDOWS 8



Windows Firewall is a feature that checks information being

sent or downloaded from the Internet or another network to

your computer. Firewall then either allows access or rejects the

access, depending on the settings you have applied. I strongly

recommend that you turn on Windows Firewall. However, a

firewall doesn’t replace the need for antivirus and anti-spyware

software; your computer can be exposed to threats via avenues

other than the Internet and networks.


Turn On Windows Firewall

1 From the Start screen, begin to type

Control Panel.


Enabling Windows Firewall WINDOWS 8


2 When the search result displays the

Control Panel app, click it.

3 Click System And Security

4 Click Windows Firewall.

5 Click Turn Windows Firewall On Or


6 Select the Turn On Windows Firewall

option in the Private Network or

Public Network settings, or turn on

both if you log on to public hot spots.


Click Turn Windows Firewall On Or Off WINDOWS 8


7 Click OK.


If you want extra security, in the Windows Firewall Customize

Settings dialog box, under the Private Network settings, you

can select the Block All Incoming Connections check box,

which blocks any incoming connection even if you’ve specified

that the connection is safe. By default, the option for

notifying you when Windows blocks a program is selected,

but you can turn that off if you don’t want a notification.


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