Windows 10: Windows Defender Firewall default block action not intuitive

Discus and support Windows Defender Firewall default block action not intuitive in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Can someone please help me understand why the default action for Windows Defender Firewall is to allow "Public networks, such as those in airports and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by HerbieFakir, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender Firewall default block action not intuitive


    Can someone please help me understand why the default action for Windows Defender Firewall is to allow "Public networks, such as those in airports and coffee shops (not recommended) because these networks often have little or no security".


    Everytime this message comes up I have to remember to NOT allow the default, public networks access but to only allow private networks.. like, my home network. I have little desire to EVER allow public / unsecured networks..


    I don't understand why this is the default behavior and i'm guessing a LOT of people accept the default and are LESS secure as a result.


    Screenshot attached. Windows Defender Firewall default block action not intuitive 530f3971-affc-4a54-873f-9bb971292258?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    HerbieFakir, Apr 30, 2019
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  2. Arctucas Win User

    Windows Firewall blocking websites

    I have blocked IP addresses, e.g. 255.255.255.255, not URLs, e.g. somewebsite.co m.

    As far as unblocking, look at your Windows Firewall rules. Do you see anything that is blocked? If you do, click on the Scope tab and see what is listed there.
     
    Arctucas, Apr 30, 2019
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  3. Best free AV and firewall

    Can Windows Firewall block outgoing connections yet? If not, it's one step above useless.

    Look into Online Armor for a free firewall.
     
    Deusxmachina, Apr 30, 2019
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  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    Windows Defender Firewall default block action not intuitive

    windows defender firewall

    Hi Faye,

    Third-party antivirus programs usually have their own uninstallers provided by the software developer. We suggest checking the developer's website or contacting their support team for assistance with uninstalling their program. After fully uninstalling the
    third-party antivirus software, you may turn on Windows Defender by following these steps:

    • Click Start.
    • Type Windows Defender Security Center and press Enter.
    • Click Firewall and network protection.
    • Click Private (discoverable) network and click On.
    • Click Public (non-discoverable) network and click On.

    Let us know if you have any other concerns about Windows Defender.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Apr 30, 2019
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