Windows Firewall Control

Discussion in 'Windows Firewall Control (Binisoft)' started by Dieselman, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Dieselman

    Dieselman New Member

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    I tried this before but was not too impressed with previous version. But now they are working on a learning mode and a new GUI to allow or block connections. And its FREE. Acccording to sources 4/29/2011 should bring out version 2.9. :D

    http://binisoft.net/wfc.php

    New screen shot:

    http://postimage.org/image/qk2mcx9g/

    This ones for you bogdan. No need for a 3rd party firewall with Windows 7. I still cannot understand why anyone would use Comodo,Online Armor,Outpost or PC Tools that is currently running Windows 7.
     
  2. jamescv7

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    Yes on the previous version I was yet bit disappointed caused when I put in medium filtering on the laptop it blocked the wifi connection so i cannot browse when it comes in low filtering it works.
     
  3. Dieselman

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    That is normal jamescv7. You need to make your out going rules first. Then anything there after will be blocked. Windows Firewall by default does not give you pop ups so you do not know what is being blocked. Medium means block all outgoing unless a rule is matched. You have no outgoing rules for every program then they will be blocked. So what you saw was normal and not a problem with version 2.8
     
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    Oh ok that was a detailed explanation there.
     
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    Follow this guide to make your outgoing rules. Also when you use version 2.8 it allow you to make all your out going rules by clicking on the system tray icon. This is more for an advanced user so unless you understand and know how to make outgoing rules in a firewall your better of with a 3rd party tool.

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?s=9495a61e0e085aee960fcf01db1c7535&t=239750
     
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  7. bogdan

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    Unfortunately malware can use that process to access the Internet/network too. Outbound protection without leaks is hard to achieve using a software firewall without a HIPS module. If you do not trust all the computers in your network allowing inbound traffic to the ports used by Windows services can open a gate for worms. It is better to only allow inbound/outbound traffic from/to trusted locations but that requires some tweaking and knowledge.
     
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    I have to admit. I love that simple interface.
     
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    I donated the 10 dollars to the developer to try out the extra features. Turns out that because I run windows on a SSD in AHCI mode I thinks it is a removable disk and the pop up window are greyed. I sent the developer an email and I am the first user of WFC that uses a SSD lol. Anyway the support was great the next day (being today) he sent me a recompiled betta version to test, which i am yet to do, but the support has been first class and its a nice little program. I really like being able to right like programs and allow the though the firewall.
     
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    What's new in version 2.9.5

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    What's new in version 2.9.8

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