Windows 10: Windows Firewall -- Blocking a program causes it to be allowed

Discus and support Windows Firewall -- Blocking a program causes it to be allowed in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I went into my firewall settings. I set an inbound and outbound rule to block a program on all networks. It appeared to work. But when I went... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Crash9000, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Crash9000 Win User

    Windows Firewall -- Blocking a program causes it to be allowed


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    I went into my firewall settings. I set an inbound and outbound rule to block a program on all networks. It appeared to work. But when I went into the "allow applications" options, I see that my newly-created rules are there.


    Why is this? The only way I can remove the program from "allowed applications" is by deleting the rules that are meant to stop the program from having internet access. I can deselect either private or public networks, but not both.


    It appears that by blocking a program from accessing the internet, Windows has allowed it to access the internet.

    :)
     
    Crash9000, Jun 7, 2019
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  2. FIREWALL IS BLOCKING CERTAIN PROGRAMS

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

    One of the most common problems when using a network firewall is that it sometimes blocks network traffic that you want to allow.

    Please follow the below step to troubleshoot with the issue:

    • Open the “Control Panel“.
    • Select “System and Security.
    • In the Windows Firewall section, select “Allow a program through Windows Firewall“.
    • Unchecking the box to the left of the application name disallows it from accessing network resources, while checking it allows access.
    • If the program you wish to block or unblock is not listed, you can click the “Allow another program…” button to add it. Choose the application in the list and select “Add“. If the program is not in this list, use the “Browse…
      button to select the program file manually.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, I will be glad to help you further.

    Thank you.


     
    Ruth Buruga, Jun 7, 2019
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  3. I need a firewall that allows me to easily block / unblock programs.

    Remind us all of your Windows version?
     
    lexluthermiester, Jun 7, 2019
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  4. lynx29 Win User

    Windows Firewall -- Blocking a program causes it to be allowed

    I need a firewall that allows me to easily block / unblock programs.

    Yep, I don't care what program it is, but if anyone knows of a program that simply lets me right click a desktop .exe icon and from the list it will bring up, just have a direct shortcut in that list to block it in firewall with a single click... would be fantastic. If that doesn't exist its fine, an extra 2-3 clicks isnt going to kill me lol
     
    lynx29, Jun 7, 2019
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