Windows 7 and Vista have built-in firewalls. This can help raise the level of security for your computer when it is connected to the Internet.

  1. Select Start | Control Panel. Once you are inside the Control Panel, click on Windows Firewall (change to view by icons in Windows 7 to display all control panel options.

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control panel

  1. The Windows Firewall status window display.  The Windows firewall can be turned on or off and customized using the links on the left navigation pane of the window.

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Windows Firewall

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May 19, 2016