Free Tools - Windows Firewall

23 July 2009

Since the launch of “Windows XP Service Pack 2” Windows has had a built in firewall, Windows Firewall.

To get to your firewall's settings click “Start”, then “Control Panel” and click “Windows firewall”.

Open the firewall's settings and make sure that it is turned on.

If applications you're trying to run don't work as you are expecting (such as Internet Explorer, or other programmes that need to connect to the Internet) then you can make sure that the application has permission to run or the Internet port is open for Internet activity.

To grant permission for a program - go to the “Exceptions” tab and click “Add program”.

Select the program from the list and then click “Ok”.

If the program is not found in the list then click the “Browse” button to locate the program your self.

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