Windows Firewall Control Incl KeyMaker

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. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click. It is free to use, registered users will get the advantage of learning mode which provides notifications for outgoing blocked connections. 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:

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.
Medium Filtering – Outgoing connections that do not match a rule are blocked. Only programs you allow can initiate outgoing connections.
High Filtering – All outgoing connections are blocked. This setting blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer.
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.
• Search for invalid rules with the possibility to delete them.
• 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.
• Search for executable files in a user defined folder and create new rules for the selected ones from the result list.
• Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0
• Compatible with all 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista.
——-[What’s New in This Release]——————–
– Improved: It is now possible to do multiple tasks at once in Manage Rules window. While the data is loading in Recently Blocked view, the user can also search for executable files in New Rules Wizard and he can also create new rules in Manage Rules view. In the previous versions, while a long task was running the other actions were disabled. Now, multiple long running tasks can be executed in the same time.
– Improved: The partial policy files have now the extension *.wpw. This will help the user to identify more easily what kind of file he will import.
– Fixed: When creating a new rule from the Notification dialog, the newly created rule is created for “All” location even if in Control Panel the user defines something else, for example only Domain.
– Fixed: When using Recently Blocked window, after you create a new rule it is not possible to create a second rule until you don’t refresh again the list.
– Fixed: When using “New Rules Wizard”, after the user browses for the folder where to search for executable files, the search does not start automatically.
– Fixed: The result dialog indicates a successful action after the user chooses to import a policy file, even if the file was not valid and nothing changed.
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This post was recently updated on December 1, 2013