Windows Firewall status is red with error message: "Windows Defender firewall is not using the recom

Issue:

  • Windows Firewall status is red with error message: "Windows Defender firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your computer"
  • The Windows Firewall state is set to: ON
  • Incoming connections setting is set to: Allow all connections to apps that are not on the list of blocked apps

Resolution:

If Windows Firewall is showing its status as red with message: "Windows Defender Firewall is not using the recommended settings to protect your computer". This is due to the settings of the Unknown inbound and outbound connections from the F-Secure Client Security 14 firewall profile.

In order to resolve the issue follow these steps:

  1. Open the Policy Manager console
  2. Select the host or domain from the Domain Tree
  3. Go to the Settings tab
  4. Browse to the Firewall menu
  5. Ensure the value under  "Profile being edited" is the correct profile
  6. Set the value of the Unknown inbound connections and Unknown outbound connections to Block
  7. Distribute the profile (ctrl +D)
Once the host receives the new profile the firewall should stop displaying the message and the status should turn to green. 

Article no: 000018337

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