Windows Firewall Notifier
As it’s name implies, Windows Firewall Notifier (shortly known as WFN) will track all the active processes and services and notifies you each time an application wants to connect to your computer. On this manner, you can easily safeguard your PC, as well as your personal documents against viruses, malware, spam and other threats lurking the Internet.
Being designed mostly to extend the functionality of the default Windows embedded Firewall, the application is aimed at fully-customize the way of managing the rules and tracking all the processes that are connected to your computer. As you might know, each time a process or service is detected, the Firewall prompts you with a small notification window from where you can allow or block the access to your files.
By default, the Windows operating system does not block any of the outgoing connections, meaning that your entire computer is exposed to threats and that any program you have installed on your PC (especially those apps downloaded from untrusted websites) can send information to unauthorized sources without your consent.
Features of Windows Firewall Notifier
• Enables Windows Firewall
• Sets the firewall to block both inbound and outbound connections for which no rule exists
• Firewall inbound connection notification
• Outbound connections logging
• Creates a scheduled task linked to the Windows firewall event log entries
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* Small improvements to service detection code. It should now be even more reliable in detecting services.
* Improved selected port filter on rules. Don’t select local port checkbox or protocol checkbox by default when they don’t make sense.
* Enable long path support. WFN will now handle long paths properly.
* Fixed a couple of cases where the notifier would not pop up. Fixed a couple of crashes, race conditions, and other bugs related to the notifier popping up.
* Slightly reduced memory usage of WFN.exe.