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Jan Willy

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Hi Andy,
This is the first time I met a small problem with one of your excellent apps.
After I upgraded from W. 10 Pro to W. 11 Pro, FirewallHardening 2.1.1.1 doesn't recognize Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I reinstalled Adobe but that didn't help. FirewallHardening shows next popup. Thanks in advance for your support.
PS: besides FirewallHardening I only use ConfigureDefender.

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Hi Andy,
This is the first time I met a small problem with one of your excellent apps.
After I upgraded from W. 10 Pro to W. 11 Pro, FirewallHardening 2.1.1.1 doesn't recognize Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I reinstalled Adobe but that didn't help. FirewallHardening shows next popup. Thanks in advance for your support.
PS: besides FirewallHardening I only use ConfigureDefender.

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The new versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC use a different installation. I corrected this in the new FirewallHardening version 3.0.0.0 (will be published soon). But, you can easily block Adobe Reader by using the <Add Rule> button, navigating to the installation folder, and choosing Acrobat.exe. The full path should be like this:
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe
 

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FirewallHardening ver. 3.0.0.0

As usual, the new version of the FirewallHardening tool is included in the H_C_HardeningTools:

Improved the detection of Adobe Acrobat executables, removed some minor bugs, and added a new certificate.
Hi Andy, I have a question. I used Firewall Tool to add recommended rules, but I can't see them in Malwarebytes' Windows Firewall Control. Does this rule still work?
 
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Hi Andy, I have a question. I used Firewall Tool to add recommended rules, but I can't see them in Malwarebytes' Windows Firewall Control. Does this rule still work?
Windows Firewall Control can't see the rules. But if you go into advanced settings of Windows Defender Firewall they will show up there and are still in effect. I think Andy Ful said no third party firewall/Windows Firewall control app can see his FirewallHardening Rules.
 

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Hi Andy, I have a question. I used Firewall Tool to add recommended rules, but I can't see them in Malwarebytes' Windows Firewall Control. Does this rule still work?
WFC and FirewallHardening work independently. WFC cannot see the rules applied on Windows Firewall via Windows Policies.
 

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I use Firewall App Blocker, and it cannot see the rules applied by FH. But when I check Windows Firewall outbound rules, every rule I made is there.
 
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