Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows firewall

Stuckfree

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Hi Everyone,

I am wondering,Is more secure if you remove applications that you don't what it is from windows firewall?

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Hi Stuckfree,

I am sorry for the delay in responding. What are the name(s) of the program(s) that you want to remove?

DonnaB aka bbbluz :)
 

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Hi Stuckfree,

I am sorry for the delay in responding. What are the name(s) of the program(s) that you want to remove?

DonnaB aka bbbluz :)

Hi bbluz,

I mean general programs that i don't know what it is or what it does in windows firewall.
I mean in windows firewall if the program is uncheck within the checkbox is the same result as you click the remove button in windows firewall?

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DonnaB

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Are you talking about in Allowed programs and features?
 

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Are you talking about in Allowed programs and features?
Hi Bluz,

I guess so, the complete name is Allow an app or feature through windows firewall after you open widnows firewall.

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DonnaB

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Ok. :) That's what I thought! Just wanted to make sure.

Now, back to your question:

Is it a good idea to remove applications that you don't know what it is from Windows Firewall
And the answer is:

How to Remove Apps and Programs from the Allowed List

You can also remove apps or desktop programs from the list of items allowed through the Windows Firewall. When you remove an app or program, it becomes blocked by default and the next time you use it, you will see a prompt from the Windows Firewall, requesting your approval for giving network access to it.
I quoted the information above from the link below:

Lesson 4: Windows Firewall: Your System’s Best Defense

Great link that should answer all your questions, though if you have any questions that would like feedback for, please don't hesitate to ask.

Donna :)
 
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Stuckfree

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Ok. :) That's what I thought! Just wanted to make sure.

Now, back to your question:



And the answer is:



I quoted the information above from the link below:

Lesson 4: Windows Firewall: Your System’s Best Defense

Great link that should answer all your questions, though if you have any questions that would like feedback for, please don't hesitate to ask.

Donna :)



Hi BBLUZ,

I couldn't test When you remove an app or program, it becomes blocked by default and the next time you use it, you will see a prompt from the Windows Firewall.

I remove the apps from windows firewall but when I reopen the app again there's no prompt box from the Windows Firewall.May be because I am using a third party firewall.


And again is better remove the application from windows firewall or it just ok to uncheck the application from windows firewall.



Regard,
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DonnaB

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Stuckfree,

If you are using a 3rd party firewall, just leave well enough alone then.

Which 3rd party firewall do you have installed? It should have disabled the Windows Firewall when it was installed. If not, disable the Windows Firewall yourself and leave it disabled.

If the Windows Firewall is disabled, and you remove the application from the Windows Firewall you will recieve no prompt box to allow or disallow.

Now, if you remove the application from the 3rd party firewall and add it to the do not allow list, that firewall should request permission to allow the app or not.

By the way, which application are we talking about here? Any particular one?

PS: Please call me Donna. I believe this is the only forum that I have not had my username changed to DonnaB. I registered here just before applying to the malware removal training program from which I have graduated from. I do intend on contacting the Admins here at the Vista forums to have them change my username, so you may see that my name has been changed the next time you reply. So don't freak out! Ok! :)
 

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Stuckfree,

If you are using a 3rd party firewall, just leave well enough alone then.

Which 3rd party firewall do you have installed? It should have disabled the Windows Firewall when it was installed. If not, disable the Windows Firewall yourself and leave it disabled.

If the Windows Firewall is disabled, and you remove the application from the Windows Firewall you will recieve no prompt box to allow or disallow.

Now, if you remove the application from the 3rd party firewall and add it to the do not allow list, that firewall should request permission to allow the app or not.

By the way, which application are we talking about here? Any particular one?

PS: Please call me Donna. I believe this is the only forum that I have not had my username changed to DonnaB. I registered here just before applying to the malware removal training program from which I have graduated from. I do intend on contacting the Admins here at the Vista forums to have them change my username, so you may see that my name has been changed the next time you reply. So don't freak out! Ok! :)



Hi Donna,


If the Windows Firewall is disabled, and you remove the application from the Windows Firewall you will recieve no prompt box to allow or disallow.

Yes I do believe it is disabled by default after installed the third party firewall, and I do agree with the statements you stated because of that even though I remove the application from windows firewall it won't prompt up a dialog box after reopen the applications it managed by a 3rd party firewall.


And again is better remove the application from windows firewall or it just ok to uncheck the application from windows firewall.



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DonnaB

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Hi Stuckfree,

remove the application from windows firewall it won't prompt up a dialog box after reopen the applications it managed by a 3rd party firewall.
A prompt box will not open if the Windows firewall is disabled.

And again is better remove the application from windows firewall or it just ok to uncheck the application from windows firewall.
It wouldn't matter if you remove the application or not since the firewall is disabled and is unable to detect any activity.

Donna :)
 

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Re: Is a good idea to remove applications that you don't what it is from windows fire

Hi Stuckfree,


A prompt box will not open if the Windows firewall is disabled.


It wouldn't matter if you remove the application or not since the firewall is disabled and is unable to detect any activity.

Donna :)


Hi Donna,

It wouldn't matter if you remove the application or not since the firewall is disabled and is unable to detect any activity.

Yes I do agree it just my 3rd party firewall has an expiration day either sooner or later and I don't know if I will buy or renew my antivirus.

And again is better remove the application from windows firewall or it just ok to uncheck the application from windows firewall.


Regard,
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