Windows Firewall ALWAYS Blocks Incoming Traffic

jordan smith

New Member
With Vista Home Premium x64, I can't get Windows Firewall to stop blocking incoming connections. As administrator, I have gone into Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, then clicking on Windows Firewall Properties, I set each of the Profiles (Domain,Private,Public) to allow incoming connections. Then I chose to Log Dropped Packets and Log Successful Connections. Now whenever I get inbound connections, I get messages in my firewall log saying those connection attempts have been dropped, such as:

2009-03-17 14:58:27 DROP TCP 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.104 1024 5009 52 S 2450412696 0 65535 - - - RECEIVE

But I've set the firewall to allow incoming connections. Soooo, I dont get it? How Windows Firewall log that its dropping connections when its set to allow incoming connections. Now I honestly wouldn't care, except that even if I turn Windows Firewall off I still can't receive inbound traffic. I have no idea what's going on. Does anyone have any suggestions?! I've been working on this and googling for 7 hours!
 

tanuj_chadha

Devil
Vista Guru
Have you installed any anti virus on the system. If yes then check its firewalls. If not then try to disable the windows firewall for sometime.
 

Matthew1

New Member
Did you ever fix this one? I am having exactly the same problem. Even if I completely open up the firewall for incoming traffic, it still says that everything is DROPped in the log file.
 

Matthew1

New Member
Turns out a virus had wiped all settings from my firewall, including the default settings files. I tried to manually recreate them, but it was easier (and safer) to reinstall vista!
 

Cytherian

Vista Guru
^ Wow, that's nasty! What was the name of the virus and which firewall was it (Vista Firewall or 3rd party)?
 
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