To protect the campus network from the spread of viruses and malware, we require all computers to have a firewall installed, enabled and configured to block malicious traffic. A firewall provides a layer of protection between your computer and the internet. It serves as a barrier and can help defend against someone attempting to access your computer from the outside.
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X includes a firewall with their operating system. To enable it simply follow the steps for your operating system below:
- In Search, type firewall, and then select Windows Firewall.
- Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
- Note: If your PC is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing these steps. For more info, contact your administrator.
For more instructions please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/turn-windows-firewall-on-or-off
- Open Windows Firewall by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering firewall in the search box, and then tapping or clicking Windows Firewall
- Tap or click Turn Windows Firewall on or off . You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
- Do the following:
- Tap or click Turn on Windows Firewall under each type of network that you want to help protect, and then tap or click OK.
For more instructions please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/windows-firewall-from-start-to-finish
- Click Start and then click Control Panel.
- Change your View By setting to View By: Large Icons or Small Icons
- Click Windows Firewall to open your firewall settings.
- Click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off . You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
- Be sure Turn on Windows Firewall is checked.
For more instructions please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-windows-firewall-on-off#turn-windows-firewall-on-off=windows-7