Windows 10: Smartscreen blocked by firewall - how to add rule to allow?

  1.    15 May 2017 #1

    Smartscreen blocked by firewall - how to add rule to allow?

    Hello I have my firewall configured to block outbound connections that don't meet a rule.
    Although there are the default rules for Smartscreen still enabled, smartscreen still gives it's error message "Windows smartscreen can't be reached right now". If I enable all outbound connections it works, but I don't want to do that.

    What rule do I need to add to allow it to work?
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  2.    15 May 2017 #2

    Update - I answered my own question.
    Using the event log to capture which connections were being blocked, I found that the 4 "Smartscreen" rules seem to be for apps that Smartscreen has decided are OK and it created those rule, and not for itself. So Smartscreen isn't smart enough to tell the firewall it itself is OK. =) I added a rule to unblock:


    and now it works.

    Info on how to set up event log to see what is being blocked here...
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  3.    15 May 2017 #3

    Thanks for posting your solution to help others in the future!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    09 Aug 2017 #4

    Thank you for you post. This helpt me a lot. Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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