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Windows 8.1 - Firewall Items

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 - Firewall Items

    Hello there,

    New to the forums. Going to have a lot of Windows 8.1 items to discuss and solve (I am a MCSE) so I can discuss at length. I am just posting here to bring some items to peoples attentions, find out what we all have in common and then see if we can find a solution everyone can utilize. Hoping to be a part of the community.

    Updating to Windows 8.1 was painless for me so I hope I can help out others with their issues. I was a active member of activewin, I am on eggxpert and tomshardware.

    First post: As you can see there are new items showing up in the windows firewall in windows 8.1. Those items include,

    Check Point VPN

    F5 VPN

    Juniper Networks Junos Pulse

    SonicWALL Mobile Connect

    Click image for larger version

    Now, none of these items are installed on the machine, but potentially in use by other items. Maybe it plays a part for the store and the underlying items such as these:

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9600.16384

    Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384

    Getting the list of app packages (.appx or .appxbundle) in this image...

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingFinance
    Version : 2013.809.632.3676
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingFinance_2013.809.632.3676_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink
    Version : 2013.820.258.2561
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_2013.820.258.2561_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness
    Version : 2013.813.243.3760
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_2013.813.243.3760_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingMaps
    Version : 2013.809.2206.5385
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingMaps_2013.809.2206.5385_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingNews
    Version : 2013.809.636.2800
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingNews_2013.809.636.2800_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingSports
    Version : 2013.809.637.2803
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingSports_2013.809.637.2803_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingTravel
    Version : 2013.809.639.25
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingTravel_2013.809.639.25_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.BingWeather
    Version : 2013.809.641.3233
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.BingWeather_2013.809.641.3233_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.HelpAndTips
    Version : 2013.822.1812.1279
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~
    PackageName : Microsoft.HelpAndTips_2013.822.1812.1279_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    DisplayName : Microsoft.Reader
    Version : 2013.822.1823.785
    Architecture : neutral
    ResourceId : ~

    What I am looking for here is the ability to track down and figure out what these new items do and are used for. If they can be removed from the Firewall without issue later on. Now, I know I can remove them myself and test this out, but before I go about doing that I want to see if anyone else has tried it and then checkout out their eventvwr to see if anything takes a dump.

    I have a lot of potential items to go over, so please let me know where I should start posting 8.1 Windows Pro 64 items if this is the wrong place. I want to make sure I am in the proper forums for items pertaining to mostly eventlogs without crashes, removal of installed but unused metro items, startup item removal and some software that I use to get the job done easily. As you can see here, this machine is a work PC and limited to only certain items.

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    Thanks for looking and maybe together we can get everything sorted out. Thanks again for everyone that provides some information.

    Kind regards,


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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Im sorry to bring up an old thread, but i have this same issue and i want to remove the vpns. because i think they may be conflicting but i can't find an uninstaller and i can remove it from the control panel, because its not there.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit

    Yes, these clients are associated with the Microsoft Store & apps in Windows 8/8.1/Technical Preview. They pose absolutely no real harm by themselves and do not cause any performance impacts with regards to them conflicting with one another or any of your other applications.
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  4. #4

    I realize that this theme is ancient but this program: Download Windows Firewall Control - MajorGeeks can control windows firewall.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Hi I have would like to do the same have you made any advances since this post ? I would like to remove as much of the unused microsoft bloat as possible but am unsure of the impact on general sys operations so it would be helpful to know if you have progressed with your research.
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