Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Block all incoming connections

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Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Block all incoming connections

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This setting blocks all unsolicited attempts to connect to your computer. Use this setting when you need maximum protection for your computer, such as when you connect to a public network in a hotel or airport, or when a computer worm is spreading over the Internet. With this setting, you are not notified when Windows Firewall blocks programs, and programs on the Exceptions list are ignored.
When you select Block all incoming connections, you can still view most webpages, send and receive e-mail, and send and receive instant messages.

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