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Windows 8 Apps and the Windows Firewall

  1. #1


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional

    Windows 8 Apps and the Windows Firewall


    Has anyone noticed that when you add or update an existing Windows 8 app an exception is added to Windows Firewall to allow that app an exception through the firewall? Whenever I add or update an app I have to go into Windows Firewall to disable the exception. I all cases, the apps still work after I do this.

    Thoughts?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    This is because the default behavior for Windows Firewall allows all outgoing traffic.
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