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    How to Add or Delete an Exception in Windows Firewall in Vista
    Published by Brink is offline
    22 May 2007
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    How to Add or Delete an Exception in Windows Firewall in Vista
    information   Information
    An Exception is an instruction that tells Windows Firewall to open a port briefly, allow a program or service to pass a specific piece of information through, and then close the port. These instructions are called "exceptions" because normally the firewall blocks all unsolicited attempts to send information.

    For more information, see: Windows Help and How-to: Firewall Exceptions

    Note   Note
    It is generally safer to create a program exception than to open a port. If you open a port, it stays open until you close it, whether or not a program is using it. If you create an exception, the "door" is open only when needed for a particular communication.
    warning   Warning
    Only create an exception or open a port when you really need to, and remove exceptions or close ports that you no longer need. Never create an exception or open a port for a program that you do not recognize.




    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)

    2. Click on the Windows Firewall Icon.

    3. Click on Allow a program through Windows Firewall. (See screenshot below)

    4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.
    Windows Firewall-allow.jpg
    5. You will now see this. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Firewall-settings.jpg



    Option One

    How to Add a Program to Windows Firewall Exceptions List

    6. If the program is listed, then check the program and click on OK. (See screenshot above)

    7. If the program is not listed, then click the Add Program button. (See screenshot above)
    A) Select the program if listed and click on OK and check it. (See screenshots below)

    B) If the program is not listed here, then click on Browse and navigate to the program's .exe file and select it and click on Open.
    Windows Firewall-add_a_program.jpgWindows Firewall-browse.jpg




    Option Two

    How to Add a Port to Windows Firewall Exceptions List

    8. If the port is listed, then check the port and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5)

    9. Click on the Add Port button. (See screenshot from below step 5)
    A) Type in a description name, port number, and check what protocol to use. (See screenshots below)

    B) Click the Change Scope button to specify the computer this is for.

    C) Click on OK.
    Windows Firewall-add_a_port.jpgWindows Firewall-change_scope.jpg




    Option Three

    How to Change the Properties of a Program or Port Exception

    10. Click on a item to highlight it and click on Properties. (See screenshot from below step 5)

    11. You can change the properties of the item and click on OK. (See screenshots below)
    A) Click the Change Scope button to specify the computer this is for.
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    Option Four

    How to Disable or Delete a Item from Windows Firewall Exceptions List

    12. To Disable a Item - Uncheck the item and click on OK. (See screenshot from below step 5)

    13. To Delete a Item - Click on the item listed to highlight it, and click the Delete button. (See screenshot from below step 5)
    A) Click on Yes to delete. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Firewall-delete_a_program.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn


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