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    Windows Firewall

    Does anyone know where to find Windows Firewall (I assume it's a .exe application) on a Windows XP computer?

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    Windows Firewall is actually a service:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    The way to access it is:
    Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Windows Firewall

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    I want to make a shortcut to Windows Firewall on my desktop, so what would I put in the Target box?

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    Go to your control panel. Switch to classic view if it is not already. Right click on the Windows Firewall icon and click create shortcut. When it asks you to put it on the desktop click yes.
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    Thanks!

    Also, I'm putting together a series of menus (kind of like DOS menus, but in HTML) for myself to use on my computer. I know you can open .exe applications, but is there any way to open Windows Firewall from an html file?

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    It's a control panel applet (firewall.cpl). Can't remember where it's located, think it might be in system32 dir?

    Edit, yup, C:\WINDOWS\system32\firewall.cpl.

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    Yup, it worked!

    Thanks for the help!


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