3rd-party firewall that can filter svchost per service?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by CGuard, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. CGuard

    CGuard Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Is there any 3rd-party firewall that can filter svchost per service, besides Net-Peeker?

    I'm sure that Comodo, Outpost, Online Armor, Privatefirewall, Look 'n' Stop, ZoneAlarm do not filter svchost per service -at least, the versions i've tried.

    TIA
     
  2. ooVoo

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    this should ask permission from Microsoft at first :D
     
  3. itman

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    Sophos Endpoint - commercial product. Also the WIN 7 firewall add ons; Windows Firewall Notifier(WFN) and Windows Firewall Control(WFC). Of the later two, I would go with WFC since the developer actively supports and upgrades the product. He also is an active Wilders participant.

    I also strongly suspect many of the retail IS suites firewalls also handle svchost.exe in WIN 7 applying Windows Service Hardening(WSH) processing although the end user has no control over same via service specification at the firewall rule level.

    A word of warning, WIN 7 uses many services in outbound processing that are not formally defined in the WIN 7 firewall rules for example. Hence, Microsoft's stance on allowing all oubound processing. "Tightening" of svchost.exe service rules could break some critical processing such as certficate updates/revocations and the like.
     
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