Simplewall - A tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform

Discussion in 'Other Security for Windows' started by Mr.X, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    Official Website:
    http://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
    Release Notes:
    https://github.com/henrypp/simplewall/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
    Build version:
    Beta releases may be unstable and contain unreported bugs
    simplewall.png

    Description

    Simple tool (firewall) to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.

    Features
    • Simple interface without annoying pop ups
    • Dropped packets logging (Windows 7 and above)
    • Internal blocking lists (malware, telemetry)
    • Free and open source
    • Localization support
    • IPv4/IPv6 support
    You can download either the installer or portable version. For correct working, need administrator rights.

    Portable mode
    To activate portable mode, create simplewall.ini in application folder, or move it from %APPDATA%\Henry++\simplewall.

    Download: Releases · henrypp/simplewall · GitHub
     
    tonibalas, Overkill, klaken and 19 others like this.
  2. henrypp

    henrypp Level 1

    Aug 24, 2017
    23
    117
    Nowhere
    Hello! Developer of this tool is here, you can post any observations to me.
     
    rockstarrocks, L S, CodaPG and 14 others like this.
  3. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,259
    13,539
    Utopia
    #3 shmu26, Aug 24, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
    Okay, I took a look at your website. Is it appropriate also for home users? Is the content filtering suitable for family/child filtering?
     
  4. henrypp

    henrypp Level 1

    Aug 24, 2017
    23
    117
    Nowhere
    #4 henrypp, Aug 24, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
    @shmu26, Hi, here is several differences:
    1) simplewall is open source, completely free, fast and lean.
    2) simplewall does not have any heuristic functional to save computer resources, hoping for user knows what do he need to be allowed or blocked.
    3) simplewall working without interact with Windows Firewall and does not change any system settings, it works with Vista+ engine, who controls system network requests, named Windows Filtering Platform (WFP).
    4) do not know WFC does have ability to create user custom rules, but simplewall does.
     
    askalan, Syafiq, Sunshine-boy and 4 others like this.
  5. henrypp

    henrypp Level 1

    Aug 24, 2017
    23
    117
    Nowhere
    Yes, but at this time simplewall does not have feature to set profiles for different computer users. This is in todo list now.
     
  6. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,259
    13,539
    Utopia
    Thanks!
     
    Syafiq, Sunshine-boy and SHvFl like this.
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    New beta:
    simplewall v2.0.5b (30 August 2017)
    simplewall
    Download
    Changelog
    sha256 checksum
     
  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    @henrypp

    Thanks for this great update.
     
  9. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,259
    13,539
    Utopia
    Anyone using it? What are your impressions?
     
    Syafiq, Sunshine-boy, henrypp and 2 others like this.
  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    • Not uses .NET Framework
    • Lightweight
    • Basic features are easy to use.
     
  11. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    2,153
    16,392
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    #11 SHvFl, Aug 30, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
    Any idea if it can auto allow signed software? I will test later but that would help me move the process a bit.

    EDIT: It doesn't. Very similar to tinywall but it seems lighter and with the extra feature of ip blocklist of some sort.
     
  12. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,259
    13,539
    Utopia
    I am a little confused about this software.
    When I googled it, I ended up at Free Software Firewall & UTM - Simplewall
    where they are offering a ISO download that is more than a GB.
    But the links in this thread are for a very light download.
    Are they two completely different softwares, with the same name?
     
  13. lab34

    lab34 Level 6

    Mar 28, 2017
    253
    1,840
    work in IT
    France
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    Hello,
    it's not the same software.
    Henrypp is here: simplewall

    I'm using another nice piece of software from Henrypp: chrlauncher to maintain my chromium up to date.
    Thank you henrypp for that !
     
  14. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    Yes they are.
     
  15. henrypp

    henrypp Level 1

    Aug 24, 2017
    23
    117
    Nowhere
    I can add this optional feature, in future, but not all signed binaries really need to internet access & any script-kiddie can self-sign binary, so then next step to valid signnature and program may loss execution speed.

    Peoples, like this post if you are need this feature, to know how peoples need this.
     
  16. henrypp

    henrypp Level 1

    Aug 24, 2017
    23
    117
    Nowhere
    #16 henrypp, Aug 30, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
    Thank you, dear user!
     
  17. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    I don't like it but in case you implement that feature make it optional and off by default. Please.
     
  18. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    2,153
    16,392
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    It's mainly for convenience because the chance of having real signed malware it's really low for the average user when on the other hand applications auto updating daily with different names is more often(see dropbox for example). Now the signature validation doesn't seem to be a problem when i use another program that does it and cpu usage remains the same. Maybe on the low low end systems you may notice it(doubt it) but i guess if you do you can then disable it.
     
  19. Mr.X

    Mr.X Level 6

    Aug 2, 2014
    289
    877
    PC Tech
    Mexico
    New beta:
    simplewall v2.0.6b (11 September 2017)
    simplewall
    Download
    Changelog
    sha256 checksum
     
  20. jasonX

    jasonX Level 9

    Apr 13, 2012
    401
    470
    Could be a great alternative to TinyWall there. Checked TW and it has options for blocklist also.

    [​IMG]
     
Loading...