Is Windows 10 firewall a one-way or two-way firewall?

Is Windows 10 firewall a one-way or two-way firewall? If two-way, if I have an app I know needs to do outbound communication how do I configure to allow that -- or will installing software that has a valid certificate be detected by the firewall and allow the traffic without me needing to configure anything?

Hi Ron,

Thank you for posting you query on the Microsoft Community.

We appreciate your interest in Windows 10. Let me assist you.

Windows firewall is a software program that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet. It is one way, like a wall protecting your system. Windows Firewall in Windows 10 is same as Windows 8.1.

For detailed knowledge about Windows Firewall please refer the below link.  (For Windows 8.1, Applies to Windows 10)

Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you

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Last updated January 29, 2020 Views 1,348 Applies to: