Windows 10: Windows Firewall Rules Cleaner

Discus and support Windows Firewall Rules Cleaner in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I don't use a third party firewall. I just use Windows Firewall. I find it to be quite good and easy to use. It is even good at manually adding rules.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Stigg, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Stigg Win User

    Windows Firewall Rules Cleaner

    I don't use a third party firewall. I just use Windows Firewall.

    I find it to be quite good and easy to use. It is even good at manually adding rules.
    The only negative I see is that there is no built-in way of cleaning redundant or duplicate Windows Firewall Rules, and over time these can build up.

    The problem of redundant or duplicate Windows Firewall Rules becomes even more evident if you use portable applications and you get version revisions that are either in a different folder, different location or different file name.

    From time to time, I have a look through the Windows Firewall Rules to see if there are any redundant or duplicate entries and manually remove them.

    Recently, I have been searching for an application that can scan and remove them, but I haven't had much luck in finding a good one. There are probably all-on-one cleaners somewhere out there that have that functionality, but I don't know of one. That's where you knowledgable people come into the equation. *chuckle Any suggestions are welcome. *Smile

    I have found a PowerShell script posted on reddit that can crudely do it, but a nice little GUI application would be nice.

    Stigg, Nov 22, 2020

  2. Windows 10 Firewall won't keep my inbound/outbound rules


    I realize the inconvenience caused to you regarding the Windows Firewall. I will certainly assist you.

    I suggest you to restart the Windows firewall service and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps for the same.

    • Press Windows key + R simultaneously for Run.
    • Type services.msc and then Enter.
    • Right click on the Windows firewall services and then restart the services and check if it helps.
    If the issue still persists then I suggest you to remove and then read the Windows fire wall rule.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please get back to us with the information required, if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Anup Karkal, Nov 22, 2020
  3. TwuTu Win User
    Windows Firewall: Doesn't show blocking rules


    Today I've blocked all connections of a program by creating a outbound rule in Windows Firewall. However, I now wish to remove it. The problem: I can't find that newly created rule anywhere in the list. The rule does take an effect, since deactivating the
    Firewall lets the program run properly. I can only see rules in the list that "allow" stuff, but not those who block things.

    What I have tried so far:

    - All filters set to "Show all" within the Firewall

    - Created the same rule again, doesn't show up

    - Created a rule that allows the program, shows up

    Any solutions?
    TwuTu, Nov 22, 2020
  4. Windows Firewall Rules Cleaner

    Windows Firewall Forgetting Rules

    I've recently installed the latest version of Windows 10 in my PC. I've blocked and allowed some softwares in Windows Firewall. But Firewall keeps forgetting the rules in 1/2 days. For example, I've allowed Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 in Firewall. But in a
    few days, when I open the game, firewall sends message asking if I want to allow that app or not. Then after checking the allowed apps, I do not see that game in the list, which means firewall didn't remember the settings.

    Also, I blocked KMPlayer in firewall to prevent it from connecting to internet (it shows too much ads otherwise). So, I created inbound and outbound rules for KMPlayer and blocked the connection. After that, it was all okay for two days, then again it started
    showing ads, and then checking the rules, I didn't notice the rules there which I created two days ago. And this thing keeps happening. I make the inbound and outbound rules for KMPlayer, it stays all okay for a few days, and then it forgets again.

    So, what is wrong with the firewall and what is the solution of it?

    [Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows settings]
    Ninad Khan, Nov 22, 2020

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