Free Firewall (EVORIM)

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ichito, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. mood

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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.4.2 (August 5, 2019)
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  2. Rasheed187

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    I checked it out with the help of Sandboxie. I couldn't test protection but I do think the GUI is a bit unhandy. They simply list all running processes, but it would be handier if you can see all allowed and blocked apps.
     
  3. mood

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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.4.3 (August 23, 2019)
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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.5.1 (December 3, 2019)
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    Version 2.5.1
    Note: This version is backwards compatible with the previous version.

    New features and improvements
    • New: Three firewall modes: Normal, Gaming, Blockade
    • New Mode: Blockade: Network traffic is blocked for all programs and services.
    • New Mode: Gaming: All notifications are disabled and games get network access.
    • New translations: Dutch.
    • New translations: Czech.
    • Applications can now be added to the list itself.
    • Window position is saved and loaded.
    • User interface revised.
    • Additional manual update search by button.
    • Software and processes run more stable.
    • Icon in the info area (tray) flashes on events.
    • Icon in the info area (tray) shows different icons for each firewall mode.
    • The sorting of the lists is stored across sessions.
    • Revised context menu for applications
    • Right click context menu for applications
    • New functions in the context menu for applications: start program, copy path to the clipboard, open directory
    • New: Temporary rules. Rules are reset after the next reboot.
    • New: Ignore events. In the event list and in the event window.
    • Lists of events can be sorted.
    • Applications can be shown and hidden in the list.
    • Lower memory consumption.
    Translated translations.
    Changes and fixes
    • Bug fixed in sorting list by rule.
    • List of events was not updated automatically as events were processed in the event window.
    • Firewall rules were not correctly adopted sporadically.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.5.2 (April 14, 2020)
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  6. polly77

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    Hi should there be 2 services running both 32 bit and 64 bit or just one seervice depending on your os?
     
  7. mood

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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.5.3 (April 24, 2020)
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    Version 2.5.3
    New features and improvements
    • Reduced CPU utilization
    • Improved cleanup after uninstallation
    • New function: Password protection when starting FreeFirewall
    • New translation: Turkish
    • Chinese translation revised
    • Changes in the language are now accepted immediately without restarting.
    • Reduced CPU utilization
    • The number of alarms has been reduced
    Changes and fixes
    • Export works again
    • Sporadically, some applications were blocked without being able to be released.
     
  8. fblais

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    Anyone still using this?
     
  9. bellgamin

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    This FW has been around for over 4 years. Its developers have been diligent in making frequent updates & debugs. It warrants another look.

    I just downloaded this FW. It is at version 2.5.4 as of this moment. I'm presently using PCTools FW Plus, which got absorbed into Norton. I'm going to give Evorim a trial using Shadow Defender.
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    USING Shadow Defender to trial Evorim FW (EFW):
    EFW makes a System Restore backup before it installs. No option to avoid it doing so.
    Install doesn't need a restart.
    After install, EFW's CPU usage is negligible. My tired old laptop stayed zippy.
    Uses about 80MB of Ram, all told.
    Excellent GUI. VERY easy to work with.
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    Well, it was a short trial. EFW ran flawlessly on my Win7 computer. Ergo, I conclude it is a relatively bug-free, stable app. Beyond that, I am not at all qualified to comment on EFW's effectiveness as a firewall. I sure hope one of Wilder's experts, such as @cruelsister and @itman and @popescu , will give this FW a hard technical work-out.
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    I just now donated money to support Evorim's further development.
     
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  10. fblais

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    Thanks bellgamin!
    I'd be particularly interested on how it plays with W10 along with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. (if at all needed...)
     
  11. bellgamin

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    I installed Evorim. It runs like a dream. It is the simplest FW to work with I have encountered since back in the early days of the Zone Alarm FW. With Evorim, setting up special rules is rarely necessary but is VERY easy to do, even for a firewall novice like me. It works just fine with (or without) the Windows FW running. I have chosen to disable the Windows FW.
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    I checked the Users Manual for Evorim FW again re the Windows internal FW. It says:
    Thus, on second thought, I have enabled the Windows FW. It has zero discernible effect on system resources so I figure: Why not?
     
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  12. zapjb

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    Wow if I didn't have BDTS which I'm happy with I'd give this a spin. Sounds like Sygate reborn.
     
  13. fblais

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    Good to hear, thanks bellgamin!
     
  14. Rainwalker

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    @fblais You might want to take a look at TinyWall. IMHO very impressive.
     
  15. bellgamin

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    So -- should I now visit Wilders TinyWall forum thread and post a commercial for Evorim? Are you trying to start an A versus B contest? Did it occur to you to send fblais a PM instead of going off-topic?
     
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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.5.5 (May 25, 2020)
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  17. Sm3K3R

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    This one is the strangest i have ever used.

    Last night i ve installed it to se what it is, as the interface is nice.

    After installation i ve had to start it and set it run at start up manually ?!

    Then after looking around for various settings gave the W10x64Pro machine internet, to see how it goes.
    The machine has the KasperskyFree installed and the VoodooShield Free along with.WIndows Firewall off.So maybe they dont get along to well.It may be.

    They should just inspire into some aspects from the Outpost Firewall way of working.The pop-ups dialogs are strange.The design/mechanics is strange overall.

    You receive a granular pop up along a generic one, but if you tick "Allow" for a specific connection in the firewall, it adds a generic allow all rule.for the app.So the app connects fully with no restrictions.
    To add the exact specific port and ip (no protocol specified) you need to click the third button, hidden in plain view.Under this dialog there is another dialog thats asks for Allow all or Block All, but you already can do this by clicking on the upper Allow and Prohibit buttons.In Jetico you have a granular logical choice in the pop-up dialog, as you ve had in Outpost.The designers should really install some Jetico or Outpost build on some PC, to see how they work and look.
    But allowing the custom ip and port doesnt mean that svchost.exe (as an example) would not continue to ask for the same connection to the same IP and port, over and over, even if it s already added, maybe because there are no local ports to be selected.
    If you go in the app edit section you ll find that only the remote adress and the remote port/s can be specified, WITHOUT BEEING ABLE TO SELECT A PROTOCOL.For this to work you need to switch the App status to Edit.
    People that use firewalls know that the most common protocols are ICMP UDP and TCP..This firewall does not allow you to select a prottocol, or a selection of local ports.So the customization is still in the area of allow the app or block the app.If you select for example to allow remote port 80 for your browser, this could mean port UDP 80 as well.You can not restrcit local ports used by the connections.
    Before uninstalling it i ve had the impression that the router was showing a steady Kaspersky Free connection to the Kaspersky Update servers, AVP.exe beeing in ask mode.

    There is more to be done for this one.Not sure the coders have ever seen a firewall, like Jetico or Outpost at work, even though they try an inteligent aproach..

    It needs ports selection for real, it needs protocols to be add-ed , it needs real logical pop-up dialogs and many other enhancements to look more logical.This if they want to get out of the simple a Allow/Block App way of doing things.
    The connections log is not really a log, it s called notifications.

    This is not a review.
    If you install it make sure you check your router logs to see what goes out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
  18. mood

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    Evorim Free Firewall v2.5.6 (June 12, 2020)
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    Version 2.5.6
    New features and improvements
    • Cleaning up old program entries now shows the total number of removed entries.
    • Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
    • Entries in the event list are highlighted in color.
    • Various enhancements to the user interface.
    Changes and fixes
    • Navigation menu decreased when a menu item was selected.
    • Tray menu in the notification area was sometimes not displayed.
    • Programs with internet access sometimes appeared in the program list with a delay.
     
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