What does “allowing a program through the firewall” mean?

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What does "allowing a program through the firewall" mean?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80916

What does “allowing a program through the firewall” mean?

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Hi Nrodztrisk,

Basically firewall blocks unidentified programs in your computer, which usually comes from the internet.  Because sometimes when you surf the net unidentified programs comes into your computer, like for example a virus.  Both are examples of unidentified programs.  But there are also programs which are still alien to the computer that we install, which are also brought by the firewall, because again the computer is not familiar with that program. That is why the firewall blocks it.  Also that is why the firewall has a setting which is also called exception, so that we can lift the program we want to install that will not be blocked by the firewall.

Basically, when we include the program in the list of exceptions, your firewall will not block that specific program.

 

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What does “allowing a program through the firewall” mean?

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Hello,

Allowing a program through a firewall simply means that you are allowing a program which the firewall might have detected to be suspicious to execute on your computer. Most of the time when you want to install or execute some programs that you have downloaded from the internet or other files that are in the .exe format, the firewall usually blocks them from execution so that you as the user you can approve of goodness and the trust you have for the program and therefore you will like to go ahead and execute them.

It is simply a go ahead to install or execute some programs that the firewall might have found suspicious, and thus a matter of protecting your system.

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Clair Charles

 

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