Windows 7 Windows 7 Firewall system tray icon?

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  1. gabiibag

    gabiibag Well-Known Member

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    hi there...
    My question is... Is there possible to have Windows 7 Firewall in the system tray zone...?

    I mean... is there possible to have a Windows 7 Firewall system tray icon... to put it near my antivirus icon?

    Thank you anticipated!
     
  2. gabiibag

    gabiibag Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know if it is possible?
     
  3. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Get a copy of BeTrayed from the link below - it works under Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit).

    BeTrayed - Download.com
     
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    gabiibag Well-Known Member

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    ok...but if you can help me...do you know what command can i write in the "demo" file to obtain Windows Firewall in the sytem tray?
    In the print screen you can see the file modified by me... but the line with Windows Firewall doesn't work.

    In the original file the line that inspired me is:



    ;Launch a new explorer window showing the current users 'My Documents'
    ;folder, using icon number 1 from Explorer (the default is zero)
    "explorer.exe /n,/root,%UserProfile%\My Documents",My Documents Folder,1






    or even i can show you all the content of the original file:





    ;BeTrayed! v1.1 - Sample batch control file
    ;
    ;Command (in quotes if necessary),Description,icon num OR icon file
    ;
    ;Launch the Calculator
    %SystemRoot%\System32\calc.exe,Calculator
    ;
    ;Launch Internet Explorer. As the command contains spaces
    ;note that it's wrapped in quotes.
    "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\IExplore.exe",IE
    ;
    ;Launch WordPad - note the quotes again!
    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\Wordpad.exe",WordPad Editor
    ;
    ;Launch a new explorer window showing the current users 'My Documents'
    ;folder, using icon number 1 from Explorer (the default is zero)
    "explorer.exe /n,/root,%UserProfile%\My Documents",My Documents Folder,1
    ;
    ;Launch MS Paint
    %SystemRoot%\System32\mspaint.exe,Microsoft Paint
    ;
    ;Launch Google with the default browser
    http://www.google.com,Google
    ;
    ;Launch the Magnifier
    %SystemRoot%\system32\magnify.exe,Magnifier
    ;
    ;Launch the 3D text screensaver
    "%SystemRoot%\system32\sstext3d.scr /s",3D Text Screen Saver,screensaver.ico

    Can you please help me?
     

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  5. patcooke

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    Just tried all this out - do the following:

    1. Go to Control Panel, Windows Firewall, right click and click on "create shortcut". This will create a shortcut to your Windows Firewall on your desktop.

    2. Right click on the shortcut, cut, navigate to a folder where you want to store the shortcut and paste it in. Rename it to something simple (like FwallShortcut).

    3. Run notepad to edit the demo.tray batch control file to appear as follows:

    ;BeTrayed! v1.1 - Sample batch control file
    ; Launch Windows firewall
    "X:\folder\FwallShortcut",Windows Firewall

    where X: is the drive and folder is the name of the folder in which you stored the shortcut (which I have called FwallShortcut)

    When you run betrayed the shortcut will appear in your tray. To fully automate the process you need to add betrayed to your windows startup folder. You can also add an appropriate icon to the betrayed batch command to display a more meaningful icon in your task tray.
     
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    gabiibag Well-Known Member

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    hi!... i tried what you said, but an error appeared (see print screen)....and i think i don't know how to add BeTrayed! to the Windows Startup folder.
    Can you help me please?
     

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    Have you set betrayed to run as administrator?
     
  8. gabiibag

    gabiibag Well-Known Member

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    yes.. i think.....
    I checked "Run as administrator" option in the .exe application... and the same error... but i don't know how to make this program appear automatically every time i enter in Windows.
     
  9. Adamsappleone

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    If you're still having problems getting the icon in the "Notification" area, you may want to give this a try;


    Windows7FirewallControl

    It does have a freeware version which I've been using it since XP. It makes configuring and managing the Windows Firewall easier.

    Hope this helps
    Don
     

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