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Windows Firewall Control
« on: September 08, 2015, 04:11:20 pm »
Windows Firewall Control a gem of a program that works control your Windows Firewall
the easy way, 

Disclaimer DeltaOne is not affiliated with this software

« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 03:48:33 am by Hardhead »

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Re: Windows Firewall Control
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 04:21:04 am »
Windows Firewall Control - Managing Windows Firewall is now easier than ever
Program Overview

Windows Firewall Control is a powerful tool which extends the functionality of Windows Firewall and provides new extra features which makes Windows Firewall better. It runs in the system tray and allows the user to control the native firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the specific part of the firewall. This is the best tool to manage the native firewall from Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016, Server 2012. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click:

High Filtering - All outbound and inbound connections are blocked. This profile blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer.
Medium Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are blocked. Only the programs that you allow can initiate outbound connections.
Low Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are allowed. The user can block the programs he doesn't want to allow initiating outbound connections.
No Filtering - Windows Firewall is turned off. Avoid using this setting unless you have another firewall running on your computer.

Windows Firewall Control doesn't do any packet filtering and does not block or allow any connection. This is done by Windows Firewall itself based on the existing firewall rules.

Program Features

√ Notifications of outbound blocked connections.
√ Learning mode that automatically allows digitally signed programs.
√ Create temporary rules which are automatically deleted when they expire or on program restart.
√ Intuitive user interface which is easy accessible through a system tray icon.
√ Full support with standard user accounts. Elevated privileges are required only at installation.
√ Disable the ability of other programs to tamper Windows Firewall rules and state.
√ Integrated support of creating, modifying and deleting Window Firewall rules.
√ Multiple and easier ways of creating new rules in Windows Firewall.
√ 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.
√ Automatically display invalid rules for programs that do not exist any more.
√ Possibility to find and display duplicate firewall rules.
√ Merge multiple similar rules or duplicate existing ones.
√ View recently allowed and blocked connections and create new rules from the Security log.
√ Import and export of partial sets of 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. 

System Requirements

√ Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 or a newer version.
√ Compatible with all x86 and x64 versions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016, Server 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.

Known Limitations

√ Windows Firewall is incompatible with software proxies, web filtering modules, NDIS drivers and any other security software that may redirect the traffic from Windows Firewall to their own filtering module.
√ Due to multiple system configurations and software installed there may be incompatibility problems. Please report them and help us to improve Windows Firewall Control. Thank you for your support !

boxarrow Current version
Date:    01 August, 2018
SHA256:    fe81a44112861276af83fdbcfe1a86bcd641df93781d016d9b5978830fd011ef

boxarrow What's new in version (01.08.2018)
- New: The notifications system is now available for free and the program does not
require activation anymore.
- New: The installer and the files are now digitally signed.
- Updated: A new EULA is available when installing the software.
- Reverted: Secure Rules feature was reverted to the old implementation from version The implementation from versions 5.1.x.x-5.3.x.x creates too many problems
than it solves.
- Fixed: Under certain circumstances, Connections Log displays nothing in Windows 10.
- Fixed: 'Use proxy configuration' is checked even if the user presses the Cancel
button in the proxy configuration dialog.

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Re: Windows Firewall Control
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 03:47:19 am »
boxarrow Current version
Date:    04 March, 2019
SHA256:    535c7f214e16ef525f546e5dadf4124ffdc7eab0b6089cdc0da56888ec24bd2d

boxarrow What's new in version (04.03.2019)
- New: The notifications for svchost.exe include now the service name which generated
the blocked connection under the Name. Creating a rule for svchost.exe from the
notification dialog will always include the service in the newly created rule.
- New: Connections Log has now a new column for the Service name which is used by
svchost.exe. The lookup is made based on the ProcessID, therefore for older entries,
the exact service name can't be detected.
- Fixed: The width of some strings from Dashboard was extended to display properly
when a different language is used.
- Fixed: Rules properties are not updated in Rules Panel if they are open while
changing the user interface language.
- Fixed: Some group names are not displayed correctly in Rules Panel.

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