Make Exceptions for Programs in Windows Firewall

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

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    The first thing that we need to do is access the Firewall, which is in the Control Panel
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    To go to the Control Panel, we need to right-click in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and click "Control Panel".
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    Once there, we need to click "System and Security"
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    Then, click "Windows Firewall"
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    If the Firewall is on, we need to click "Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall" on the left side of the window
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    From here, we need to click "Change Settings"
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    Now we can change the settings for particular programs. For example, for "Age of Empire II, the exception is made for the "Private" network, but not the "Public" network.
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    To make exceptions for both networks, we need to check both of them
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    If we don't want to make exceptions for a program, we need to uncheck both of them
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    For example, we'll uncheck both for "CheckPoint VPN".
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    Then, click "OK"
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    We can now close this window
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to make exceptions for programs in Firewall on a Windows 8 computer
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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