Windows 10 Firewall Rule

Lingg 21 Reputation points
2022-04-13T13:46:21.94+00:00

When I configure inbound and outbound rules for my firewall if an access request does not match the rule, will it be passed or discarded?

Thank you so much!

Windows 10 Network
Windows 10 Network
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Network: A group of devices that communicate either wirelessly or via a physical connection.
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  1. Michael Taylor 50,346 Reputation points
    2022-04-13T14:15:04.287+00:00

    By default if there isn't a hole in the firewall then apps cannot communicate in or out of the machine. If this weren't the case then the firewall would be basically useless as any malicious app could just drop itself onto your machine and make remote connections. Hence the default is to block everything and whitelist things that are allowed.

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