Help with WSA firewall

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  1. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

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    Will you please tell me if I am missing firewall settings?

    Please see attachment.

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  2. pegas

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    PrevxHelp (VP of Development) about this issue says:

    "The firewall in Windows 8 is much easier to work with than previous platforms because of the built in OS controls. Every vendor needs to use the same APIs now (the older methods are deprecated), but that's exactly why we aren't doing it currently - no matter what vendor wraps the APIs, it will be exactly the same underlying calls which are built into the OS, and you can use the OS UI to do the same job if you want to customize it.

    The reason why we have the functionality on Windows 7 and not Windows 8 is because Microsoft doesn't expose the same normalized interfaces on Windows 7 (or require vendors to use the new APIs)."
     
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    OK, thanks for the information. Will you please post the link to where you found this so I can read the discussion?

    Also, does this include, "view active connections"? When I go here to block a connection, there are no allow/block radio buttons.

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  4. pegas

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    Sure. Here's the link on Webroot Community. There are more threads about Win 8 just use a search function.
     
  5. Charyb

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    I think this answers all my questions.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. pegas

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    Great! You're welcome. :)
     
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