Windows Firewall Notifier 1.8.0

Windows Firewall Notifier extends the default Windows embedded firewall behavior, allowing to handle outgoing connections, and displaying (almost) real-time information about the current connections. WFN requires Windows Vista or later (Windows 7, Windows 8).

Behavior - This application only uses existing Windows features, enabling some of them when first launched:

  • Enables the Windows embedded firewall
  • Sets the firewall to block both inbound and outbound connections for which no rule exists
  • Enables the default Windows firewall inbound connection notification
  • Enables the Windows firewall outbound connections logging (disabled by default)
  • Creates a scheduled task linked to the Windows firewall event log entries, allowing Windows Firewall Notifier to be launched when needed only

What's new in this version:

  • To "celebrate" the release of WFN 1.8.0, the software is now Open Source!
  • modified the task creation for the current user so that it works properly on Windows 8.
  • modified the task creation for accentuated user accounts names.
  • fixed rules name/description resolution.
  • minor improvements.
  • added a simple update button in the WFN console (only shown when an update is available).
  • fixed the logical application path resolution (could lead to improper rules creation in some specific cases).

Download: Windows Firewall Notifier 1.8.0 | 158 KN (Open Source)
View: Windows Firewall Notifier Homepage | Project Page @ CodePlex

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