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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Firewall Tutorials, Online Safety | 0 comments

Check your Windows 7 Firewall settings with this quick and easy tutorial

The Windows 7 Firewall should be enabled by default, unless you have installed a third-party firewall. This tutorial will show you how you can check the firewall settings in Windows 7. Not using Windows 7? Tutorials for checking the Windows Firewall are available for Windows XP and Windows Vista users too. Click here for the Windows XP version or, click here for the Windows Vista version.

Windows 7 users can check that their firewall is enabled by doing the following. Firstly, click Start, and select “Control Panel”:-

Selecting control panel from the Windows 7 start menu

The Windows 7 Control Panel will now be displayed:-

System and Security option on Windows 7 control panel

Choose “System and Security”. The link is circled in red in the picture above. Now, look for the Windows Firewall icon as shown in the picture below:-

Windows Firewall on Windows 7 Control Panel

Click on “Check firewall status” as circled in red in the picture above. The Windows Firewall will then open:-

Windows Firewall on Windows 7 Control Panel

In the image above, we can see that we’re connected to a private network and that the firewall is enabled, see the green shield icon circled in the picture above? This means that Windows Firewall is protecting that connection. To view our Windows 7 Firewall video tutorial, click here.

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