GlassWire

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Feandur, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. hayc59

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    I also have simple firewall running at the moment
     
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    It requires Windows Firewall to be running. GW is a front end that creates rules for Windows Firewall, in addition to all of the enhanced GW alerting and reporting features.
     
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    thank you
     
  4. hayc59

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    I am still not sure how this works and understand its functions...but..I
    want to thank Triple Helix for all his professionalism and guidance with helping me!!
     
  5. Triple Helix

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    Anytime Buddy, it does take some time but you will like it!
     
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    Glasswire v2.2.258 Released (October 6, 2020)
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    Version 2.2.258 - (October 6, 2020)
    Hash Full # 5E32E4B1C9F2B4FE104DADFB0E662D02E3701968B21076AB5D084B3F8E5392BD
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    • Usage data can now be sorted by publisher.
    • Desktop alerts now include publisher information.
    • Scroll bar improvements as requested by GlassWire fans.
    • Fixed an issue with our Polish translation.
    • Fixed an issue where some ethernet users would have zero "Things" listed.
    • Fixed a bug that caused DNS change alerts to constantly appear for some users in some unusual situations.
    • Fixed a problem that can cause the GlassWire tray icon to look blurry.
     
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    Glasswire v2.2.260 Released (October 8, 2020)
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    Glasswire v2.2.268 Released (November 10, 2020)
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  9. IRONY

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    Explain why people need to purchase a subscription plan to view a comprehensive "History" which is stored on their Personal Computer?
     
  10. mood

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    Glasswire v2.2.291 Released (January 26, 2021)
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    Version 2.2.291 - (January 26, 2021)

    Hash Full # E8639D4C7E3D94E9ECE81DEF5F944C8025B6A913D61BE4A627AF23DAE44CFEA5
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    • You can now see services and process IDs related to your apps on GlassWire's Firewall.
    • Added a warning for our firewall "block all" mode, so a user who is using our remote monitoring feature will know they are about to block their own connection.
    • Removed an option to not show the ports on the firewall tab. This option is now on by default for everyone.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause some remote access addresses to not be saved in GlassWire's settings.
    • Fixed a bug where a graph pop-up could show zero stats in some situations.
    • Fixed a bug where the mini viewer had an alert bubble that could overlap its header.
    • Fixed a crash (reported in our forum) that could be caused by running an app from a network storage device.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause an app started on a network share to be unblockable.
    • Fixed a crash that could be caused by VirusTotal scanning when an app is on a network share.
    • Fixed an issue that causes all apps to be blocked on the firewall if "ask to connect" is enabled, and if the GlassWire database is moved from one PC to another.
     
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    Glasswire v2.2.304 Download: https://www.glasswire.com/download/

    Version 2.2.304 - (February 24, 2021)

    Hash Full # 665363EE883E53EEF0C1844E860A9D008CE2E94AB43673702D3946B4C0BD2C52
    Hash Lite # 4AF4DE7412CF191D58A1B02A14977FFA86BD830FC6665C464AB7BFFE17C732F4

    • Fixed a bug that could cause high CPU usage for some users in some situations.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause GlassWire's service to crash.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the firewall profiles to not change color on mouse over.
    • Fixed an issue where the mouse would not behave as expected in some situations in GlassWire's UI.
    • Improved keyboard scrolling in GlassWire's alerts tab.
    • Made a firewall change to solve a Windows Defender false positive related to "ask to connect" and "block all" firewall modes in GlassWire.

     
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    Glasswire 2.3.318 Released (May 19, 2021)
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    Version 2.3.318 - (May 19, 2021)

    Hash Full # 5FA30D44AF5B8E4EF55044A01DDC50FC66286DB041B385FF20A3D5EEBFFE8974
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    • Major "Things" improvements including a completely redesigned user interface. Click the top right "settings" icon to use the new different "Things" options. Also, mouse over a device name and click the three dot menu (...) on the right side to add custom information for devices. You can also see old devices that are now offline and scanning is much faster!
    • GlassWire now has a new notice in "Block All" mode that some Windows Security features may have network access to avoid virus false positives.
    • GlassWire now has a loader animation when the firewall is switched on/off.
    • The GeoIP database we use for hosts is now updated.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause GlassWire to crash when the mini viewer is moved between multiple monitors.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause the GlassWire Windows Service to crash.
    • Fixed Chinese translation errors.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause some people to be unable to create firewall profiles.
    • Fixed a bug that caused artifacts to appear on the GlassWire main graph.
    • Fixed German translation errors.
    • Added more contrast to blue colors in the user interface so the text is easier to read.
    • Improved notifications about new "Things" that joined the network so it has more useful information.
    • Fixed a bug where publishers would not update correctly when "traffic" is changed in GlassWire's user interface.
    • Many miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements.
     
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    Thanks! The changes to "Things" sounds interesting, as it was in need of improvement! But I've not experienced any of the other bugs or performance issues mentioned, so I think I will check in at their forum for a few days before upgrading.

    https://forum.glasswire.com/
     
  14. Surt

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    Me too. Read about this update at their forum a couple of weeks ago, been waiting on its release.

    In the 5-6 years I've been running GW on four systems, pretty much rock solid, does everything as advertised. I just installed .318 over .304 on my Win10 Pro test system without issue.
     
  15. Freki123

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    If you sort the firewall rules alphabetically does it stay this way after an reboot now?
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    Can you perhaps tell me what you like about GlassWire so much, what do you use it for? I wanted to try it for some time now, but everytime I end up not doing so because I can't see any advantage over SpyShelter and TinyWall.
     
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    It does everything that I need a software firewall to do. I use it mostly for monitoring network activity, and not so much for blocking outgoing stuff, although it is quite capable as far as applications go. Still no IP based filtering.

    It has a plethora of monitoring features for the network activity on my PC. For example, I am alerted every time a new program tried to access the network. I am alerted every time a network connected program has a version change (update). I have it set set to scan all network connected programs at VirusTotal, and the latest score is always presented in my firewall view. And there is more... I can also see a view of all traffic listed by App, Traffic type, or Publisher.

    I rely on my router to be the hardware firewall cop to keep the bad guys out of my network.
     
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  19. Rasheed187

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    OK I see, then I probably don't need it, and I don't want to see alerts about this stuff. TinyWall simply autoblocks outgoing connections and SpyShelter Firewall has a nice and simple network monitor, probably not as pretty as GlassWire but good enough. I also read that GlassWire uses quite a lot of RAM.
     
  20. Tinstaafl

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    I hear you. I like the interface much better that the native Windows Firewall GUI. Trying to block connections with that is cumbersome. So I set GlassWire to "Ask to connect" mode, and all apps gets blocked outgoing, unless I explicitly allow an app to connect. Then it remembers that setting so I do not get asked again.

    But I actually never noticed the 50MB of memory that GlassWire service is using here as I have 16GB of RAM. But I don't use torrents or anything of that sort, which can load up concurrent connections. Typically just run a browser with a bunch of open tabs, email, and maybe another app or two.

    I keep the GlassWire GUI closed unless I need to check something, as that GUI process adds to the memory and CPU use, which is still negligible in my case. I can recall earlier versions where the fancy real-time graph had a big CPU hit, but it looks like they have optimized it.
     
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    @Tarnak False Positive nothing more!
     
  23. Tarnak

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    Surely, it is incumbent on Microsoft to fix their database. This detection is annoying, even though I have known about it for all these years. Just saying.
     
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    Yes correct, it's ridiculous that M$ never made a good Win Firewall management tool, that's why I use WFC. Too bad that GlassWire doesn't have an auto-block mode and yes with 16GB RAM you don't have to worry about resource usage. But based on the features I can see why people might like GlassWire, I guess the WIFI monitoring features are kinda interesting.
     
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