Help, Vista's firewall started to work with outbound traffic, and I don't know how to stop it!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Juan I. Cahis, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Dear friends:

    Help, Vista's firewall started to work with outbound traffic, and I
    don't know how to stop it!!!!!

    I don't know why, but as a result of this, my computer has become very
    slow. How can I return to the standard firewall inbound traffic check
    only?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 12, 2007
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  2. Did you install Vista Firewall Control?

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)



    Dear friends:

    Help, Vista's firewall started to work with outbound traffic, and I
    don't know how to stop it!!!!!

    I don't know why, but as a result of this, my computer has become very
    slow. How can I return to the standard firewall inbound traffic check
    only?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Richard Urban, Jul 12, 2007
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  3. Is this a free application recommended in the last issue of PC World
    to control Vista's firewall? If it is, yes, but I didn't have the time
    to use it.

    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 12, 2007
    #3
  4. Vista Firewall Control will ask you to approve outbound traffic. That is
    what it is all about. Just say "allow all", or allow always and you will not
    be bothered for that program again.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)



    Is this a free application recommended in the last issue of PC World
    to control Vista's firewall? If it is, yes, but I didn't have the time
    to use it.

    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Richard Urban, Jul 12, 2007
    #4
  5. Juan I. Cahis

    Ian Guest

    You can set by going Control Panel/Security Centre and chose the firewall
    reset link.



    Dear friends:

    Help, Vista's firewall started to work with outbound traffic, and I
    don't know how to stop it!!!!!

    I don't know why, but as a result of this, my computer has become very
    slow. How can I return to the standard firewall inbound traffic check
    only?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Ian, Jul 12, 2007
    #5
  6. Juan I. Cahis

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Dear friends:

    Help, Vista's firewall started to work with outbound traffic, and I
    don't know how to stop it!!!!!

    ====

    What are you talking about?

    A firewall always works with outbound traffic. The programs running on the
    computer that communicate over the Internet to another program are always
    sending outbound traffic.


    I don't know why, but as a result of this, my computer has become very
    slow. How can I return to the standard firewall inbound traffic check
    only?
     
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 12, 2007
    #6
  7. Thanks a lot, Richard.

    I solved the problem uninstalling that program, *AND* restoring the
    system to the state immediately previous to its installation.

    The Firewall returned to its "inbound traffic only" status, like
    originally in Vista or XP.

    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 12, 2007
    #7
  8. Sorry Arnold, but you are wrong. WinXP firewall checks, by design,
    inbound traffic only, as also does Vista firewall in its default
    configuration, as set by Microsoft.


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 13, 2007
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  9. Juan I. Cahis

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Juan, you are wrong. Go to control Panel, security, Windoes Firewall> Allow a
    program to go out.

    And XP was like it too.
     
    Mick Murphy, Jul 13, 2007
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  10. Juan I. Cahis

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Sorry Arnold, but you are wrong. WinXP firewall checks, by design,
    inbound traffic only, as also does Vista firewall in its default
    configuration, as set by Microsoft.

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    You want to show me where I said anything about the FW stopping outbound
    traffic.

    The FW doesn't stop outbound traffic by design. A FW by default stops all
    unsolicited inbound traffic by design. If a FW is to stop outbound traffic,
    if it has those capabilities, then rules have to be set to stop the
    outbound, because by design, there are no default rules for a FW to stop
    outbound traffic.


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 13, 2007
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  11. Juan I. Cahis

    ...winston Guest

    Mick,
    With respect to XP
    FYI on XPSP2 Windows Firewall
    'Allow a program' is an exception for outside(inbound) communication to the allowed application.
    The in vs. out has been discussed at length since XP was released and again with XPsp2.
    Additional reading:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457156.aspx
    "Windows Firewall will automatically allow all outbound connections, regardless of the program and the user context."
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/05_jan12_win_fw.mspx
    "There are no plans to implement outbound filtering in the Windows firewall "
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Firewall
    "Windows Firewall cannot block outbound connections; it is only capable of blocking inbound ones"

    ....winston
    MS-MVP WLMd

    : Juan, you are wrong. Go to control Panel, security, Windoes Firewall> Allow a
    : program to go out.
    :
    : And XP was like it too.
     
    ...winston, Jul 16, 2007
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