How to allow or block a program in the Windows 10 firewall?

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Today online security and privacy are not overrated, every day when we use the computer or the phone we leave traces of our information, which if it were not for the firewall would fall into the wrong hands. That's why today's appointment is learning how allow or block a program in Windows 10 Firewall

Protecting a PC with an Antivirus, Firewall, Anti Spyware and Anti Spam is necessary, but sometimes they need to be configured to handle them perfectly.


It never hurts to learn new things and more if it helps you to know the enemy lurking in the network (like hackers), to which we are vulnerable without even realizing it, because and even if people don't believe it, there is no 'is are people who just having a decent antivirus they think they are safe and this is wrong.


Allow or block a program in Windows 10 Firewall

First, you should check if you have previously removed or permanently disabled Firewall in Windows 10 to reverse this action and start with what interests you.

Next, you need to know what a firewall specifically works for. This is a mechanism created to preserve the integrity of an operating system, blocking threats from the network that try to steal information.

It also helps prevent people with home computers from accessing dubious sites that may have malicious content. Why then allow a blocked program?

The explanation is very simple, sometimes the firewall to install a new application or program, such as an antivirus, creates conflicts in the system, since it can be ignored. Thanks to Windows 10 it is no longer necessary disable the firewall, but you can directly allow a program on your computer.



In case you don't have the latest edition of this Windows, you should update Windows 10 even if you don't have enough space on your hard drive. Otherwise, the stepper may not work.

 

Allow a schedule

Now, what you have come to learn how to allow or block a program in Windows 10 Firewall, you have to go in parts, the first thing is how to allow.

To prevent the firewall from causing problems with certain programs, do the following: first go to the "Control panel", then in the section “System menu” and from there in " Safety “, Once here go up “Windows Firewall Defender”.

A new window will appear, in this there is an option that has the name "Allow an application or feature through the Windows firewall to defend itself" select it.

Then you will see an option called "Allow another application" and once you click on it, a section will appear in which you have to select "Browse" so that the search box appears where you can find the application you want to allow (when you choose said program you need to click on the option " apri "Then give" OK ").

With this you already know the first thing about how to allow or block a program in the Windows 10 firewall and surely following the steps will not take you even five minutes. So, finally, it's time you learned how to block a specific program.


Block a program

Now comes the opposite case, like blocking a program to avoid the risk of information theft or much worse. The first is the same as the previous step, follow the same path until you reach the section “Windows Firewall defender” from there go up again "Allow an application or feature through the Windows Defender firewall".



 

This will return to show a list of allowed programs, next to each there is a check mark, when you remove that mark by clicking on it, it will block traffic with the firewall and that's it.


With this you already know everything about how allow or block a program in Windows 10 Firewall, it is not difficult and it will not take long from your life, you can also teach other people and explain the importance of protecting their information.

As a tip, you must always be very aware of which site you are accessing, you will never know if a site is hiding malicious code who claims to have a good reputation.


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