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.
– New: Search function was added to Connections Log similar to the one from Manage Rules.
– New: Introduced the concept of read only rules. They are displayed with grey text and cannot be modified or deleted from WFC.
– Fixed: Modifying inbound rules with edge traversal set to ‘Defer to user’ generates exceptions in Windows Firewall API. These kind of rules are read only and can’t be modified from WFC.
– Fixed: Unwanted notifications may appear when defining generic rules that should apply to all programs.
– Fixed: Opening the Properties dialog of a rule fails with an exception for rules defined with a custom protocol which does not appear in WFC.
– Fixed: Notifications are displayed for svchost.exe when Medium notification is used if a rule for svchost.exe and remote port IPHTTPS is enabled.
– Fixed: When creating a new rule from the shell integration the direction and the enabled properties of the existing rules are not taken into consideration.
– Updated: The list of recognized Group names was updated to include new groups from Windows 10.
• Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0
• Compatible with all 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista.