Saturday, October 9, 2010

Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

Posted by OurTech Team | Saturday, October 9, 2010 | Category: |

By default, most programs are blocked by Windows Firewall to help make your computer more secure. To work properly, some programs might require you to allow them to communicate through the firewall.
Watch this video to learn how to allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall (1:12)



To allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

  1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type firewall, and then click Windows Firewall.
  2. In the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
    Picture of the left pane of Windows Firewall in Control PanelLeft pane of Windows Firewall
  3. Click Change settings. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Select the check box next to the program you want to allow, select the network locations you want to allow communication on, and then click OK.

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