How Do You Unblock A Firewall?


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Iris Phillips Profile
Iris Phillips answered
A firewall is computing software or hardware that checks information being sent to your computer through a network or Internet browser ensuring the information is safe for your computer. Unblocking your firewall entirely is unadvisable but it is more common to allow certain programs through your firewall but this differs depending on the type of browser (i.e. Safari or Firefox) or computer (i.e. Windows or Apple) you currently use. The most common form of computer-browser combination is Windows and Internet Explorer. In this instance click on your ‘Start’ menu on your computer and access your computers ‘Control Panel’. From here you can change the settings of your computer as a whole. For firewall specific changes you will need to click on the ‘Security’ option, followed by ‘Windows Firewall’ or ‘Internet’ depending on your Windows version. From here there are options for allowing a program through your firewall and turning your firewall on or off entirely. There are step-by-step help instructions that will be able to guide you on the process. To turn off your firewall completely simply select the ‘Turn Firewall Off’ option followed by ‘Apply’, your computer will then not be protected by a firewall. If you have an Apple computer the process is similar. In this instance choose ‘System Preference’ from your Apple menu. After this you will need to click on the ‘Security’ tab followed by the ‘Firewall’ tab. There is then a toggle button that allows you to lock and unlock your firewall and different settings are also available to allow certain programs through your firewall. As previously stated, turning off your firewall altogether is unadvisable as it leaves your computer unprotected and viruses and unwanted pop-ups will be free to load onto your computer. It also makes your computer more susceptible to hacking.
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Anonymous answered
Hi there, I have blocked a pop-up message and subsequently deleted it. I now am trying to install an Antivirus application, however, it tells me to ensure the fact.exe application can access the internet and is not blocked. I do not know what to do, can you help ??
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
To unblock a firewall in control panel go to network connections, from there click on Local Area Connection icon. A dialog box will open, in that click on the properties option; it will open another dialog box, in that dialog box click on advance.

Once you click on advance it will give you an option for enabling or disabling the fire wall, click on the disable firewall option to unblock it. A firewall basically is an information technology security appliance which is configured to allow, deny or proxy data connections which have been set-up and arranged by the organization's security policy. Firewalls can be either hardware or software based and its fundamental duty is to manage traffic among computer networks with diverse zones of trust.
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Simon commented
It would be much better to set up the fact program as an exception which is allowed through the firewall, rather than turning it off (creates a massive security risk)
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Pat McFee answered
I can not play yahoo canasta, I did for along time now I can't , am I now behind a firewall? If so how do I get out from behind it?

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