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billy69

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*Windows Firewall Control 4.5.4.5

√ Intuitive and easy accessible interface in the system tray, next to the system clock.
√ Full support with standard user accounts. Elevated privileges are required only at installation.
√ Disable the ability of other programs to add Windows Firewall rules.
√ Multiple and easier ways of creating new rules in Windows Firewall.
√ Integrated support of creating, modifying and deleting Window Firewall rules.
√ Lock feature which can disable the access to the settings of the program and Windows Firewall.
√ Shell integration into the right click context menu of the executable files.
√ Display invalid rules with the possibility to delete them very quickly.
√ Merge multiple similar rules or duplicate existing ones.
√ Search for executable files through folders and create new rules in seconds.
√ View recently allowed and blocked connections and create new rules from the Security log.
√ Choose if you want the program to start at user log on.
√ Import, export and restore all firewall rules or just the selected rules.
√ Protection to unauthorized uninstallation.
√ Possibility to restore previous settings at uninstallation.
√ Global hot keys are supported and various shortcut keys are available.
√ And many, many more. Just try it out.

√ Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5
√ Compatible with all x86 and x64 versions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2008, 2012.
√ Windows Firewall service is required to be enabled for Windows Firewall Control to run.
√ DNS Client service is required to be enabled for the notifications to work properly.

What's new in version 4.5.4.5 (28.10.2015)

- Added: A confirmation dialog was added in Manage Rules when deleting a rule to
avoid accidental deletion of the rules.
- Removed: The detection of insertion of USB drives was removed due to the errors
that may appear on some systems in Windows Reliability Monitor related to wfcs.exe.
- Improved: The Delete button was moved at the end of the list in Manage Rules to
avoid pressing it instead of the Disable button.
- Fixed: Notifications for Windows Update are not displayed in Windows 10. The
notifications system was updated to not match anymore the rules defined for a
specific Windows service.
- Fixed: The validations for the Program from Properties dialog were updated to
handle extra empty spaces that may be inserted in the path of a file.
- Fixed: The application fails to start if the system tray icon has a tooltip larger
than 64 characters. This may happen if the translation file contains large strings
which may be used for the system tray icon tooltip.

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LabZero

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#2
Changes in version 4.6.1.0/4.6.2.0:

  • Fixed: In some circumstances Secure Rules gets enabled even if it disabled in the Security tab. If authorized groups are not already defined, this would delete all the rules which are not in the default groups "Windows Firewall Control" and "Temporary Rules".
  • New: New Security tab was added in the Main Panel which contains the Secure Boot and the new improved Secure Rules feature which automatically removes the rules that are added to a different Group than the defined list of authorized group names. This adds the possibility to the operating system to add required rules without being deleted anymore by WFC because Secure Rules was enabled. Also, unwanted firewall rules that may have been added before the start of WFC service can be detected this way.
  • Updated: The internal logging mechanism was simplified and updated to offer more information about the events that are logged.
  • Updated: A new rule created from the notification dialog without customizing it, is created for Any protocol. From now on it will be created for the protocol that appears in the notification. This change applies also for the rules created automatically for digitally signed programs when Low notification level is used.
  • Fixed: The search from Connections Log works very slow compared to the search from Manage Rules.
Download: Windows Firewall Control 4.6.2.0| 354 KB (Free, paid upgrade available)
View: Windows Firewall Control Website

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hjlbx

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#6
Beware that in some system (like mine) you may suffer connectivity losses if Secure Rules option is activated.
Nice firewall. Any threads on how to set it up?
Basic WFC use infos: Frequently asked questions

General Infos:

1. When you install WFC, it will install built-in Windows Firewall rules.
2. The purpose of WFC is to permit to user to Allow or Block network connection on a per application basis.
3. For "Training Mode", select Notifications > Low.
4. Creating complicated Allow rules that specify
  • Local (Source) Port
  • Local IP Address
  • Remote (Destination) Port
  • Remote IP Adress
  • Protocol
does NOT significantly increase security; doing so is needless.
5. Create generic Allow rules by selecting "Allow this application" (sufficient for security and to learn WFC).
6. If you create a rule that breaks anything, then just delete it = simple.
7. Use Recommended settings to learn WFC.


WFC is simple to learn + there is help here at MT (myself and @Umbra) and Wilders Securitry Windows Firewall Control 4 | Page 87 | Wilders Security Forums
 
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Rishi

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#7
Changes in version 4.6.2.2 (18.02.2016)

- Fixed: If all advanced notifications settings are unchecked the notifications
are not displayed anymore.
- Fixed: Context menu from Manage Rules window is missing if no rule is selected.
- Fixed: The content of the uninstall dialog is showing outside of the displaying
area if the content contains more lines than the default expected size.
- New: Added a new button in the Security tab which allows the user to add all groups
from the existing rules. This will not add Windows 10 specific groups that start
with "@{".
- Improved: When deleting an authorized group from the Security tab, the selection
remains empty. Pressing the delete key does not work until the user manually selects
a new item from the list. The next item is now automatically selected.
- Reverted: The protocol used for a new rule created from the notification dialog
will be ANY if the user does not customize the rule.

Changelog :http://www.binisoft.org/changelog.txt

Download: Windows Firewall Control 4.6.2.2| 354 KB (Free, paid upgrade available)
View: Windows Firewall Control Website
 

Rishi

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#8
Changes in version 4.7.0.0 (29.03.2016)

- New: Connections Log and Rules Panel are now displayed as two different windows.
Now the user can see both of them in the same time.
- New: Added new icon shortcuts for Rules Panel and Connections Log in Main Panel.
- New: Added global hot key support for Connections Log window. It can be also
launched with "wfc -cp" from the Run dialog.
- Removed: New Rules Wizard was removed due to the new refactoring.
- Updated: "Jump to rules" functionality from Connections Log was updated and
renamed to "Search rules".
- Improved: The loading time and memory usage in Rules Panel was improved due to
code refactoring.
- Fixed: The Log Connections check boxes from Connections Log appear as checked
when reopening Connections Log window, even if they were previously both unchecked.
- Fixed: Columns sizes from Connections Log data grid are restored to default values
if the saved values are not integer values.
- Fixed: Blocked and allowed connections are displayed with green color in
Connections Log. The default neutral color was restored for Connections Log.

Changelog :http://www.binisoft.org/changelog.txt

Download: http://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc4setup.exe
View: Windows Firewall Control Website
 

Rishi

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#9
Changes in version 4.7.1.0 (10.04.2016)

- New: Secure Rules was extended to allow two possible actions when handling
unauthorized rules: delete or disable. All the rules that will be automatically
disabled will be moved in a new predefined group named 'Unauthorized Rules'.
The user can now review these rules in Rules Panel.
- Fixed: Customize and allow does not work in Connections Log from the toolbox button
or from the context menu. It works only on double click.
- Fixed: Connections Log menu item is enabled in the system tray context menu if the
service is not started.
- Fixed: The IP set in the rule named "WFC - Windows Firewall Control Updater" needs
to be updated to the new website IP which is now 66.198.240.5.
- Improved: The timeout for checking for new updates was increased from 3 seconds to
10 to in order avoid connection timeout result.
- Improved: The predefined group names which can't be removed are now grayed out in
the Authorized groups list. Added tooltip for the new authorized group text box to
inform the user about the @ wildcard that can be used for Windows 10 apps rules.

Changelog :http://www.binisoft.org/changelog.txt

Download: http://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc4setup.exe
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Rishi

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#11
Changes in version 4.8.0.0 (21.06.2016)

- Updated: If the Rules Panel is open and a new rule is created as a result of using
the Low notification level, then the data grid is automatically refreshed to see the
newly created rule.
- Updated: The automatic refresh in Connections Log which is done when a combo box
value is changed was removed. From now on, the refresh must be triggered manually.
- Fixed: If Connections Log window is closed while performing a long running task,
the service does not abort the loading. This requires additional resources while
the window was already closed and there is no need for further processing.
- Fixed: Connections Log window remains open if the service is stopped and the
window was open.
- Fixed: Notification dialog freezes in some scenarios if a program that is being
blocked tries to reconnect hundreds of times per second but on different ports.
- Fixed: After switching to editing mode in notification dialog, the ports and
remote IP are updated automatically if the program retries to reconnect.
- Fixed: Importing a full policy that was exported while High Filtering was enabled
blocks WFC in High Filtering profile. Changing the profile does not help as the
High Filtering profile is automatically switched back in a few seconds.
- Fixed: Importing a full policy always switches the WFC profile to Low Filtering.
The profile is now unchanged after importing a full policy file.
- Fixed: The rule name can contain leading or trailing white spaces when created
from WFC, while from WFwAS this is not allowed.

Changelog :http://www.binisoft.org/changelog.txt
Download: http://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc4setup.exe
View: Windows Firewall Control Website
 
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