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Where can I find in Windows 8.1 and 10 allowed programs to communicate through Firewall?


The solution is simple in Windows 8.1 and 10 to see, add or remove allowed programs to communicate through Firewall?



An overview of Programs and Features approved through the firewall , you can see via  the Windows 8.1 Control Panel and a click on the Firewall Icon. In Windows Firewall click the text "Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall".
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After that, you can see the list of allowed programs!
Press the Change Settings to add additional programs or remove existing!
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(Image-1) Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall in Windows 8.1!
Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall in Windows 8.1!



(Image-2) Windows-8.1 Firewall-Allowed apps!
Windows-8.1 Firewall-Allowed apps!
Important Info from (c) Microsoft!

When you add an app to the list of allowed apps in a firewall—sometimes called unblocking—or when you open a firewall port, you allow a specific app to send info to or from your PC through the firewall, as though you drilled a hole in the firewall. This makes your PC less secure and might create opportunities for hackers or malware to use one of those openings to get to your files or use your PC to spread malware to other PCs.

A port stays open until you close it, but an allowed app opens the "hole" only when needed. Generally, it's safer to add an app to the list of allowed apps than to open a port.



FAQ 160: Updated on: June 24th 2015 12:33
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