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

Check your Vista Firewall settings with this quick and easy tutorial

The Windows Vista 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 Vista. Not using Windows Vista? Tutorials for checking the Windows Firewall are available for Windows XP and Windows 7 users too. Click here for the Windows XP version or, click here for the Windows 7 version.

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

Selecting control panel from the Vista start menu

The Vista control panel will now be displayed:-

Security option on Vista control panel

Under “Security” choose “Check this computers security status”. The following window will now appear:-

Windows Vista security center

From this screen, we can see that the Windows Firewall is enabled. To configure the firewall further, click on “Windows Firewall” in the left hand pane of this window. To view our Vista Firewall video tutorial, click here.

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