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What Apps should be allowed Public Access to Communicate through Windows 10 Defender/Firewall?

With the new release of Windows 10 (Fall Creators Version?) Win 10 Pro V-1709, OS Build - 16299.98, I'm concerned as to what MS has changed without my knowledge and/or desire. There's a lot of "Apps" that are allowed Public Access by default and I'm not sure which ones are potentially leaving me at risk or exposing things that I would generally NOT want to "Share"...?
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Gary Tallis
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows Defender (16299.98) does a good job of allow your apps to communicate with the outside world. If it perceives the app is a virus, it will quarantine it.

Defender user EMET security structures to keep out harmful apps.

It is all automatic so nothing to set in the vast majority of cases.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
I would be more concerned with which apps I install. Generally, outbound communications are allowed and inbound blocked
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