Firewall plays an important role when it comes to protecting your computer against all malicious objects. Firewall is included in almost all Windows operating systems, and the one that comes along with Windows 7 is very powerful. This article contains information provided by the Windows 7 help team regarding Windows 7 and its Firewall feature.
What is a Firewall?
To put it simply, Firewall is a software program which offers security to your computer. A Windows Firewall has the ability to monitor all information retrieved by the computer from t he web, or through other networks. The primary function of a Firewall is to protect the computers against malicious information.
Firewall was first introduced by Microsoft in Windows XP. Initially, it was not that powerful and failed gain appreciation from the users. Microsoft then came up with a built-in Firewall in Windows XP SP2 which was named as Windows Firewall. It got improved in Windows Vista but there were still some problems which was making it less attractive. So to make it really productive, Microsoft introduced Firewall for Windows 7, which comes in-built with Windows 7 operating system.
Firewall for Windows 7
Firewall for Windows 7 is a much enhanced version of what you can see in Windows Vista, and it offers great protection against malicious objects. This new Firewall is extremely flexible and much easy to use. It contains three profile structures namely domain profile, private profile and public profile. You can notice some changes in the private profile.
It’s very easy to customize the Firewall settings of Windows 7. To do this, follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Click on the Windows “Start” button.
- Select the option “Control Panel” from the start menu.
- Type “Firewall” in the search box located in the top-right hand corner of your Control Panel window.
- Select to open firewall from the search results.
- Use the option labeled “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” located on the left side of the pane for enabling or disabling the Firewall. You will be required to provide administrator password for this.
As previously stated, it is very easy to work with Windows 7 Firewall for it is always turned on by default. And you will now be able to block all incoming connections using this program.
That’s all with the information provided by Windows 7 help team regarding Windows Firewall. Thanks for reading!
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