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Setup Tutorials

How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8.

  1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) and click on “Windows Firewall” (1).

    How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8: Step 1

  2. Click on “Allow a program through Windows Firewall” (2).

    How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8: Step 2

  3. Click on the “Change settings” button (3).

    NOTE: If the Change settings button is grayed out, then it has already been clicked on.

    To add a program exception, click on the “Allow another program” button (4).

    How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8: Step 3

  4. Click on the “Browse” button (5), navigate to the CactusVPN’s exe file location (6) (usually it’s in C:\Program Files (x86)\CactusVPN), click on it, click on “Open” (7) and click on the “Add” button (8).

    How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8: Step 4

  5. Tick both checkboxes from the right side of CactusVPN (9) as in the picture below and click on “OK” (10).

    How to add exclusions for Windows Firewall in Windows 8: Step 5

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