Windows 10: Windows Firewall rules: how to find out what created them? Solved

  1.    02 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows Firewall rules: how to find out what created them?

    Hello everyone, quick question: is there an easy way to know which process/application has created a Windows Firewall rule? I monitor the rules fairly often and some programs auto-create rules without asking, so this info would help. Tried to look at the Event Viewer but it's too confusing and couldn't find something there.
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       08 Nov 2017 #2

    click on start button then type: firewall, select Windows Defender Firewall with advanced security. Click on inbound/outbound, you'll see the list.
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  3.    08 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks topgundcp, that list only shows (I think) the program for which the rule applies, not the program that created the rule. Sometime these two do not coincide. There's a column that wasn't enabled by default that looked promising ("Rule Source") but all it mentions is 'Local Setting'.
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  4.    03 Dec 2017 #4

    The answer is in this Event Viewer category: Applications and Services Logs/Microsoft/Windows/Windows Firewall With Advanced Security/Firewall
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