Windows Firewall Control
Windows Firewall, also known as Windows Defender, is an internal firewall inbuilt into the Windows operating system that works seamlessly in the background. However, in certain scenarios, you need extra configurations to customize your firewall to your needs. For example, you might want to add a program marked as safe into the blocked section to prevent it from accessing the internet. Other times, you might want to unblock a program marked as malicious by the firewall falsely. Either way, you will need Windows Firewall Control to do all this. Other scenarios when you need to use Windows Firewall Control are discussed below.
1. Selecting the level of filtering in Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall has four modes of filtering. High filtering, Medium filtering, low filtering, and no filtering. And just like their names suggest, they adjust the amount of filtering the firewall does. High filtering is recommended when you are traversing online spaces considered to be high-risk such as the dark web and torrent sites. Low and No filtering are not recommended since they leave your device vulnerable to attacks and threats. In fact, only select No Filtering if you have installed a third-party firewall software with extensive internet security.
2. Identifying which programs are blocked.
You could have installed a program but you noticed it’s misbehaving by not being able to access the internet. For example, it could be a game application that the Windows might have detected as being malicious. While it is not recommended to unblock apps and programs that have been identified as malicious if you're not a tech-savvy person, you can use Windows Firewall Control to remove the ones you highly trust and are sure are from a reputable source so that they don’t deter you from carrying out your online activities. It's easy to do this using the Windows firewall control than it is to go to the specific parts of the firewall and try to remove the program.
3. Easily manage Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall is built to work seamlessly in the background without needing hands-on monitoring. However, you can easily manage its functions using the Windows Firewall Control interface which is easy to use making it easy to customize the firewall. It also comes in handy when turning the Firewall on or off.
4. Changing Windows Firewall Rules
Depending on the level of security you need for your Windows device, you can use Windows Firewall Control to control the firewall rules to match it. It simplifies the process allows you to skip the technical knowledge of setting up firewall rules and using a few clicks to achieve your level of security.
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