Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Feandur, Aug 23, 2014.
I beta tested Glasswire way back and they always told us to do it that way so I continue to do so.
I always restore Windows Firewall defaults, but NEVER clean install, unless I'm troubleshooting a problem. And I haven't had any problems for many, many version updates...
That's probably all you really need anyway!
So, you're satisfied blowing away all your rules, settings and history with every new version?
On my Win 10 Pro E8400/G35 rust bucket test system running 20H2 Pro, I decided to install 2.3.323 over .318 using the "Restore Windows Firewall Default Settings" option for the first time since a start-from-scratch 2.2.201 install in May 2020, that being the first v2.2. (In a "just to be sure" mode I decided to Revo Pro advanced uninstall 2.1.167, the final v2.1 from Oct 2019. And "just for grins" if Revo would zap all the GW stuff. It did.)
In viewing the before and after Defender's advanced settings, all 92 GW rules were still present. As well, all resident Defender rules seemed identical. "Seemed" as I'm not going to dig into this any further as I never do that default settings thing.
Well this time I didn't just the reset of Windows Firewall and all is well.
I followed your [recent] earlier advice of the other day, posted above, and decided to do a reset of Windows Firewall. I can't win.
I'm willing to try new things and new ways!
Correct, they couldn't be activated. But to be fair even with those features I probably still wouldn't have liked GlassWire. Sometimes you just don't like certain apps, I had the same with AppGuard, it had a lot of fans on this forum, but I hated it, too complex for me. For network monitoring and inbound/outbound control I would rather use tools like SpyShelter, TinyWall and Windows Firewall Control.
Forum helper Ken_GlassWire invites Windows 11 martyrs users to post up their GW experiences in this topic:
Version 2.3.335 - (August 3, 2021)
Hash Full # 04D6E8CC51F864740855E8950C4AF28E053936A9448EEB8C377E8C28FC1A010A
Hash Lite # ABF190ED1CC86C4DDB5AC094FC40389458D4D8318FC132CB5273165668757210
Microsoft Store apps are now supported in a much better way. Even more improved support is coming soon.
Fixed a bug reported on HackerOne involving .dll files and our installer system.
Fixed a bug with DNS changes not updating correctly, as reported in the forum.
Added new "Things" device types as requested in the forum.
Fixed some issues reported with our French translations.
Added the ability to re-order remote servers, as requested by customers.
Fixed a bug that could cause icons moving on our graph to look jerky.
Fixed a bug that could cause alert bubbles on the graph to overlap.
Fixed a bug with "Things" and its last scanned date.
Glasswire 2.3.343 Released (September 20, 2021)
Spoiler: Changes 2.3.343
Version 2.3.343 - (September 20, 2021)
Hash Full # 48748BB5CF39E3899D01DB6F077224639B46778E62D9209A2E5B61DE41CE2790
Hash Lite # B79A5C6141EAC319B939867C8A1F8CFD2999EF9024E0A50B8D3BC52962D7DEFB
GlassWire alerts are now completely redesigned! Now you can manage your alerts in a much easier way. Set unimportant alerts as "logs" where they don't show up on the desktop, then set other alerts as "important" where they do. Go to our alerts pane, then go to the top left and click the small settings icon. Next choose "alerts settings" to set up any security alerts however you prefer!
GlassWire "while you were away" summaries now appear on the alerts pane.
Some alerts are now on by default for new users, but the less important alerts appear under the alerts "logs" area.
Receive a lot of GlassWire alerts at once? Now the alerts are stacked one on top of each other, so they don't take up so much of your screen real estate.
It's now possible to make alerts unread. Mouse over the alert you want to make unread, then click the three dot menu on the right side.
Many other fixes and improvements. Find an issue? Let us know in our forum, or email us.
Glasswire 2.3.359 Released (October 25, 2021)
Spoiler: Changes 2.3.359
Version 2.3.359 - (October 25, 2021)
Hash Full # 602E47B981C87833C50827FDDA4A65181545F34200294D5F52B3A1A2CB447D76
Hash Lite # 60B7341C668012A66965A5D34FE92FBBC5AF158DFBB551D968F4C09931209804
GlassWire can now auto-update new versions without having to manually download updates from our website. Be on the lookout for update alerts, then allow or reschedule the updates for later. Thanks for your feedback in our forum where your requested this important feature.
Bug fixes and optimizations.
Glasswire 2.3.363 Released (November 3, 2021)
Glasswire 2.3.367 Released (November 17, 2021)
Spoiler: Changes 2.3.367
Version 2.3.367 - (November 17, 2021)
Hash Full # B9C9AC8716B1D55C5117A017D5C5A67F9C59E802C3AE8D55A82E4C53C900FD40
Hash Lite # E31BB3155047CD05DE6221AF9B1FFDD5ACEB632155F33C60BC6366883D85F64F
Fixed a bug where GlassWire would crash for some users in some specific situations.
Fixed a crashing bug specifically related to Windows 11.
Fixed a bug that caused issues with GlassWire and the taskbar, and auto-hiding.
Fixed a French translation thanks to a report from a French fan of GlassWire who posted the issue in the forum.
Fixed a high DPI bug that caused UI issues.
Fixed the time formatting for English language users, where 24 hour time should now display correctly if selected in our settings.
Fixed an issue that could cause a Windows Defender false positive when GlassWire is in "ask to connect" mode, due to helpful reporting of GlassWire fans in the forum.
Glasswire 2.3.369 Released (November 24, 2021)
I dunno why Glasswire and Evorim Firewall does the same behavior.
For example, when installing Hibit Uninstaller. After installing, i manually check new updates. Cheking updates causes Hibit Uninstaller "network error" and after that Glasswire/Evorim Firewall popup window cames to as allow or not.
But when using comodo firewall, ask/deny popup window comes instantly. There's no delay.
I dont know what causes this of these two firewalls, but its quite annoying.
I have GlassWire Elite (3) lifetime licenses, but I don't use GW for the reasons you have pointed out. GlassWire kind of "blocks" the connection, and you have to restart the application or re-initiate the update process after hitting allow on the GW alert. Comodo Firewall kind of "pauses" the connection and the application connects or the update process successfully completes after hitting allow on the CFW alert.
I had mentioned it to the GW developer. He replied, "The Windows API we use doesn't do that, but perhaps we can find a way to do so in the future. Really, it depends on the app you are blocking."
Glasswire 2.3.397 Released (February 21, 2022)
Spoiler: Changes 2.3.397
Version 2.3.397 - (February 21, 2022)
Hash Full # 067CCB291D098B91BF46956C7B3C3A9EEC68B83509497C05507B7E2DFBFD21A6
Hash Lite # AF32EF25989D263D857A23A96FDE0EDC4AE975FF70CE88C36D4F6CFB81AF483C
New easier to use usage controls and user interface. See what apps are responsible for hosts in a much faster way.
Control the GlassWire settings purely with your keyboard, no mouse is needed.
Easily access data alerts from the usage screen.
Fixed a bug with remote access tabs.
Fixed a bug with the Portuguese translation where a character was missing.
Fixed a bug where the UAC prompt would appear unexpectedly.
Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
Any recent news on the GlassWire front? Seems fairly quiet here lately...
Yea there's a new version!
Version 2.3.449 - (September 6, 2022)
Hash Full # CC6174AA776A0B1BC29C8A466DE095E281CC9A238DEE7363196DBBDBB7BB2873
Hash Lite # 04129BB79593F7BFC27AEB157E93A63410167BB2D0F11915664AC9639EEB183F
Fixed translation of some strings for Italian.
Fixed tray popup notifications appearance.
Fixed a security issue reported on HackerOne.
Updated Qt libraries.
Download from here: https://www.glasswire.com/download/
And a few updates in between.
Version 2.3.444 - (August 15, 2022)
Hash Full # 8FE97DEDF41521DDD2C294468F904F86974CF50BA185D180944EF9DF47A3ABF1
Hash Lite # 589AEA49B733F215C1E3433C6302F875719B4290599DA5423CAA2E9C1E858156
Menu show/hide are now animated.
Improved the accuracy of the IP address country resolving.
Fixed an issue causing unexpected deactivation of GlassWire.
Fixed taskbar icons and tooltip.
Fixed crash in incognito mode for some rare cases.
Updated copy/paste application wide.
Minor Bug Fixes.
Version 2.3.413 - (May 24, 2022)
Hash Full # 3B9BAEC3B60193CEF41B76DCB781284C43DE653B47F494301294439FFDD5D60D
Hash Lite # 1BA1A4C3911A9783CFCAF0A2B3B5A073AC7CAF6EE4473A6342BE241279238369
Added notification if the firewall is disabled.
Fixed an issue with alerts tab scrolling.
Improved grey button colors for increased usability.
Fixed an issue that could cause data to be lost on restart with some unusual situations.
Fixed an issue where our service would not start with some unusual situations.
Fixed an issue that cause GlassWire to revert to free mode for some users in some situations.
Increased the minimum size of the GlassWire window.
Fixed a bug that could cause VirusTotal results to show an incorrect app name in some situations.
Fixed an issue where auto-updates can sometimes fail.
GlassWire now automatically marks an alert as read if the user clicks on the related desktop alert window.
Improved remote connection UI and behaviors.
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