Windows Firewall Control is a nifty little application which extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides quick access to the most frequent options of Windows Firewall. It runs in the system tray and allows 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 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click:
High Filtering - All outgoing connections are blocked. This setting blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer.
Medium Filtering - Outgoing connections that do not match a rule are blocked. Only programs you allow can initiate outgoing connections.
Low Filtering - Outgoing connections that do not match a rule are allowed. You can block the programs you do not want to initiate outgoing connections.
No Filtering - Windows Firewall is turned off. Avoid using this setting unless you have another firewall running on your computer.
- Just one small executable file. All features are packed in the same file.
- Full support for executing tasks from standard user accounts.
- Intuitive and easy accessible interface in the system tray.
- Allow or block a program to connect to the internet with just one mouse click.
- Shell integration into the right click context menu of the executable files.
- Quick access to edit Windows Firewall rules directly from the program interface.
- Choose if you want the program to start at user logon.
- Import and export the policy of the program.
- Protection to unauthorized uninstallation.
- Possibility to restore previous settings at uninstallation.
- Check for a new version from the program interface.
- And many more... Just give it a try.
Registered Users Features:
- Learning Mode which provides notifications for blocked outgoing connections.
- Lock the current state of the program and Windows Firewall with password.
- Reset a forgotten password used to lock the current state of the program.
What's new in this version:
- Fixed: Duplicate notifications are displayed even if there is a a block rule set to a specific protocol but custom remote ports or remote addresses are not defined.
- Fixed: The option regarding the incoming connections, named "Block all connections including apps on the list of allowed apps", which is accessible only from WFwAS, resets to "Block all connections to apps that are not on the list of allowed apps" when the user changes the Profiles in Windows Firewall Control.
- Fixed: When creating a rule through Shell Integration, the result dialog is not displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Fixed: When creating a rule through Shell Integration, the validation does not work and if the user chooses the same file multiple times, multiple rules are created. Now, if a rule was created through Shell Integration, the user can not create duplicates through this mechanism.
- Improved: New logging points were added in the software for debugging purposes.
- Improved: Code cleanup. Some parts of the code were simplified to improve the performance.