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How Do I Get Rid Of Old Exceptions In Windows Xp's Firewall?


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Hi I've installed quite a few programs along the years that had to be excepted by windows xp's firewall in order to work. & well I recently uninstalled some programs in the past few months that I no longer use. So the point is I've noticed that there are a lot of items which I no longer use still left in the exceptions list for windows xp's firewall [as seen below]. I thought these exceptions would be automatically cleared when programs are uninstalled. So my question is how do I get any unneeded exceptions off of his list safely?

I assume I would just have to click on an item in the list and press delete??? I'd just like to confirm so I don't ruin my firewall or programs. By the way what would happen if I take off any of the wrong items by accident since I don't know what some belong to?

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I assume I would just have to click on an item in the list and press delete??? I'd just like to confirm so I don't ruin my firewall or programs. By the way what would happen if I take off any of the wrong items by accident since I don't know what some belong to?

You asume correctly, unchecking or clicking delete should do the trick. No risc of damaging your computer, only perhaps deleting something that needs eception afterall :)

Make sure it's 100% safe to delete it out of the list of exceptions and you'll be A OK .
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Thank you very much! I just deleted some old stuff. Wow I didn't even realize all the gunk that was there.
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Anytime, glad we could help!
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