Any Firewall with granular website control?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by avboy, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. avboy

    avboy Registered Member

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    I am looking to replace my ESET security suite after coming across data collection related posts. Is there any firewall that allows granular control like ESET firewall specifically allowlist and blocklist of domains? This is for a Windows environment.
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Stick with ESET...all such security app producers collect data.
     
  3. avboy

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    Hmm. Ok. Thanks. Don't have any other option I guess.
     
  4. tnodir

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    What about dnscrypt-proxy & SimpleDNSCrypt?
     
  5. act8192

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    I'm not familiar with ESET firewall. But take a look at the Sphinx firewall. It does what you ask for. Applications and Domains included.
    http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/index.html

    and a discussion thread here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...control-sphinx-soft-discussion-thread.373420/
     
  6. Brummelchen

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    ESET Firewall as part of ESS is very good, it contains a hips, not only firewall. But it's tied to the av component which made me not happy at least. sphinx firewall (paid) is my choice for the successor Outpost before kaspersky dropped it dead. I prefer simple tools like sphinx, it's related to a firewall but no more. I had several HIPS in the past and from my view they are all overrated. HIPS can prevent software (in general, Malware in special) doing unwanted actions. But - if malware wont hit my computer, why do i need a hips to prevent actions? Same for unwanted software, I try unknown software in sandboxie (which is usable for 1000+1 things, not only this) - so I replaced a complicated software (hips) with two others which are kept simple and have more benefit that a single hips.
    At least on Windows 10 I would (and I do) stick with the defender, it has the smallest impact here while I read over and over again of software failure because of another antivirus (it also concerns sandboxie, and Firefox, and more).
     
  7. Surt

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    AdGuard might do what you want...
    https://kb.adguard.com/en/general/how-to-create-your-own-ad-filters?utm_source=browser_extension&utm_medium=options&utm_campaign=userfilter_description#domain-modifier

    For within browsers only, the create-your-own filters work in the AdGuard browser extensions, too.

    Cheers.
     
  8. avboy

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    @Brummelchen , yes I do miss the days of Online Armor and Outpost. Will definitely look at Sphinx recommended by you and @act8192 .
     
  9. avboy

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    Adguard blocking works erratically for me on iOS, particularly for Google. All of a sudden Google is open in spite of ||google^ in blocklist.
     
  10. Surt

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    Well, by all means then, don't try it in Windows.

    I can report the blocks are 100% effective in Windows as well as in Android on my phone and tablet.

    Had you mentioned in your OP not to suggest anything that doesn't work for you in iOS, I would have ignored this thread, especially since you didn't even take the time to notice that the blocking I pointed to in AdGuard's KB had nothing to do with a block like ||google^

    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2021
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