Note that the above information are reported separately for domestic and separately — for public networks. Note that to change the firewall settings of Windows 7, which are offered in the system by default, without serious reasons not recommended. Especially for inexperienced users : unqualified edit firewall settings may lead to the fact that a computer is completely unprotected from external threats ( this applies to all stored information in it .) If all you want to change the firewall settings — click the link to Enable or Disable the firewall of Windows, which is in the left part of the window (see Fig. 8.1). In this window will appear , as shown in Fig. 8.2 . Fig . 8.2 . Viewing and editing the Windows 7 firewall The figure shows the values ??of the parameters used in the system by default. As we noted earlier, the parameters are set separately for domestic and separately — for public networks. If the switch is set to Enable Firewall Windows — then protection is enabled and the computer is protected from external threats. Firewall enabled become available checkboxes to customize certain aspects of the firewall. When you select the Block all incoming connections , including connections specified in the list of allowed programs , Windows Firewall will block all incoming connections , without exception , including programs that are both reliable and proven . If you want to appear on the screen information message every time you block a new program , check the Notify when Windows Firewall blocks a new program. By default, the Block all incoming connections , including connections specified in the list of allowed programs installed, and check the Notify when Windows Firewall blocks a new program — filmed . If the selector switch to Disable Firewall Windows ( not recommended) — the firewall is completely disabled and the computer is left unprotected . As we noted earlier, disabling the firewall without good reason is not recommended.