Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Feandur, Aug 23, 2014.
Luckily, I got a lifetime key, last year, before they changed the pricing.
I like the new "Night Neon Theme" skin!
Got the lifetime pro deal before they went subscription. I really do like the product, but I also wonder what is up with their current pricing plan. I understand that they need to fund development, but I would think they could improve sales by offering better deals.
Glasswire v2.1.140 Released (December 17, 2018)
Is GlassWire worth it though ? As a firewall.
It's not a standalone firewall, it controls the Win Firewall. And it gives you a bit more info about connection history, personally I don't really need it, but it can be handy sometimes. Here are some reviews:
Pro version activated, and then they spam you to upgrade to elite, while the program is running.
I can understand doing that in the free version but not in the over-priced "Pro version"
Back on the shelf to collect dust.
Can you blame the greedy ones ?
Sometimes I wonder if they are their own worst enemy, with this, and pricing decisions.
That said, I was fortunate to pick up a good Elite offer, and it is a 'nice' soft.
I posted way back https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/glasswire.367435/page-11
#268 too many out-bound connections, guess I was right right (phoning home).
Saw that post, but I still don't know what outbound connections you are referring to other than those mentioned in post #272 (neither do others, see posts following yours, up to #286).
You can make Glasswire block itself in the firewall section. I block it no issues. They even said if we wanted too no problem but you just won't get update notifications.
I guess most people don't care about using a paid program and then getting spammed by an ad.
I have the Pro version and I am not seeing this. Care to share a screen shot?
Not seeing this. Care to post your logs?
(using the free version)
I see outbound attempts to glasswire.com, update.glasswire.com and activate.glasswire.com.
[19/01/2019] [12:07:27] Denied TCP 126.96.36.199 gwinstst.exe PID:4688
[19/01/2019] [12:07:34] Denied TCP 188.8.131.52 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
[19/01/2019] [12:07:35] Denied TCP 184.108.40.206 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
[19/01/2019] [12:07:48] Denied TCP 220.127.116.11 gwinstst.exe PID:4688
[19/01/2019] [12:07:56] Denied TCP 18.104.22.168 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
[19/01/2019] [12:07:57] Denied TCP 22.214.171.124 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
[19/01/2019] [12:08:09] Denied TCP 126.96.36.199 gwinstst.exe PID:4688
[19/01/2019] [12:08:17] Denied TCP 188.8.131.52 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
[19/01/2019] [12:08:30] Denied TCP 184.108.40.206 gwinstst.exe PID:4688
[19/01/2019] [12:08:38] Denied TCP 220.127.116.11 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2948
Restarting gw service
[19/01/2019] [12:41:29] Denied TCP 18.104.22.168 gwctlsrv.exe PID:5736
[19/01/2019] [12:41:50] Denied TCP 22.214.171.124 gwctlsrv.exe PID:5736
Restarting gw service again
[19/01/2019] [12:53:03] Denied TCP 126.96.36.199 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2656
[19/01/2019] [12:53:25] Denied TCP 188.8.131.52 gwctlsrv.exe PID:2656
It's been running for over an hour now and I haven't seen any further outbound attempts, just the initial two on service start (presumably checking for update/license?). I'm not sure if further connections would follow if it was actually able to connect out, but if not it seems relatively quiet to me.
Edit: Nevermind, just had further connection attempts to activate.glasswire.com without a service restart.
Thanks for the info.
Presumably (hopefully), the further attempted connects to activate.glasswire.com would be absent in the paid version.
Not sure what happened the first time, but I'm now seeing outbound attempts every 30 minutes exactly.
It's possible this is caused by me blocking gwctlsrv.exe from connecting out, causing glasswire to keep retrying every 30 minutes until it succeeds.
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