Configuring Windows Vista Firewall


Checking for Windows Vista Firewall

To see if you're running Windows Firewall:

  • Click the Windows icon, and select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.
  • Click on the System header. The Security Panel will appear.
  • Click on the Windows Firewall header. The Windows Firewall panel will appear.
  • If you see a green check mark and the message Windows Firewall is helping to protect your computer, you are running Windows Firewall.
Configuring Windows Vista Firewall

  • On the left side of the Windows Firewall panel, click the Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall. The Windows Firewall Settings window will appear.
  • Find Mozilla Firefox (or firefox.exe) in the list of programs. If it is there, click to select it. If not, skip the next step.
  • With Mozilla Firefox selected, click the Delete button. Confirm that you want to delete the entry.
  • After removing the Mozilla Firefox entry, click the Add program... button. The Add a Program window will appear.
  • In the Add a Program window, click the Browse... button.
  • Navigate to the Firefox program directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\) and double-click on firefox.exe.
  • Click the OK button to close the Add a Program window.
  • In the Windows Firewall Settings window, click to select the General tab.
  • Ensure that Block all incoming connections is not selected.
  • Click the OK button to close the Windows Firewall Settings window.