To make sure your applications are unable to act as a server, add a final global rule: block/ip/in/any/any/any. If you decide you want to make exceptions later for certain inbound connections, you can add "allow"s for specific items ahead of this rule.
For your other problems, a couple of things work for most Vista users: 1) try checking “run as an administrator” on the CFP shortcut, and close and open it. If that doesn’t work, 2) Go to control panel/user accounts and turn off UAC. There are still some leftever Vista issues to be fixed in future releases of CFP3.
Check the “log” box on that global rule and see if anything shows up as being blocked. You can then add rules to the various applications as required. I don’t have any “allow inbound” rules for svchost.
OK i have now been able to recieve files from my xp on myb vista But the firewall alert asked if i wanted to receive connections from internet TCP from 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 is my other PC on my home LAN behind a router why did i get asked to receive connections from internet?
Just as a note:
Some router models, even from the same manufacturer, could have 192.168.1.100 as their address per default.
If that’s the case it’s OK with traffic from 192.168.1.1 (davids other machine) because Windows always seek other machines in LAN in regular periods.