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Windows Defender Firewall & IE 11 Sessions  

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I'm not sure if here is the right forum to post.

I'm not very versed with Firewall Rules, I'm hoping someone can help me with these 2 issues.

Issue 1
I'm on a Windows 10 Home version 10.0.18362 Build 18362, from Windows Defender Firewall I have deleted rule "crazy" from both the Inbound and Outbound sections. However, under Monitoring -> Firewall the "crazy" rule is still there and there is no option to delete. It is also pointing to a path location that no longer exist.

As admin, I ran command netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="crazy" several times but keep getting error "An unrecoverable Windows Defender Firewall error (0x2) occurred."

How can I forcefully remove this?

I suspect the Firewall window is reading its data from the Registry (or some other system file), where is that data and can I go there and just delete the rule?

Issue 2
I sometimes use the IE version 11 browser, which is configured to delete all history, cookies, caches, etc upon exit. However, each time I relaunch IE and go to gmail, it automatically signs me into my email. I know clicking 'sign out' will end the session.

But I'm thinking, since there are no cookies or caches being stored and I close IE, shouldn't the session end?

I even went to AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache and delete all the files, close IE, and then relaunch IE. It still signs me into gmail automatically.

How do I get IE to kill the session?


Topic starter Posted : 16/03/2020 2:01 am