GlassWire

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

  1. Peter2150

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    I assume you are using the paid version??
     
  2. paulderdash

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    Would indeed be a great feature. I support this :thumb:.

    That, on top of Glasswire 'Ask To Connect', would probably be all I would want on top of Windows Firewall - rather than an use additional program like WFC.

    @_CyberGhosT_ Do you have Glasswire Firewall set to 'Ask To Connect' or do you let WFC handle that?

    Maybe worth posting your request on the Glasswire Forum.
     
  3. _CyberGhosT_

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    I realized they have a forum, I put down the one hitter i'm ok now. lol
    I posted over there. :thumb:
    With WFC sleeping right now I have Glasswire set to "Ask"
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    Yes Paid not free.
     
  4. Peter2150

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    Hi Cyberghost

    It's not a cheap software. Do you think there is significant gain over Privatewall which is working well for me?
     
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    I never used PW :( sorry.
     
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    Keep us posted regarding any response from the devs. :thumb:
     
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    Top notch, thanks brother :)
     
  10. Disney

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    Private Firewall is excellent. Just not supported anymore.
     
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    But what is so cool about this app? I still don't get it, do you see it as a true security tool, or you just like to monitor stuff, because with Win Firewall it's hard to do so?
     
  15. Peter2150

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    The Free version is cosmetics. The pro version does block outbound.
     
  16. Tinstaafl

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    I see it as a network dashboard, as well as a security tool, because of the detailed logging and alerts. It's good to know what's using my network. I use sysinternals tcpview, wireshark, and other tools as well. But GlassWire is such a no-brainer, that you really would never need to use another tool, unless you were trying to do some detailed packet analysis.

    It's also a great front end for the Windows built-in Firewall. It adds the additional rules for inbound/outbound application blocking for you, so yup, that's a big time saver!

    My favorite features:
    • 'Ask to connect' (default deny outbound) - optionally you can use 'click to block' mode, and then click to block any you wish after you see the first access alert (default allow outbound)
    • Alerts tab - all alerts can be individually enabled/disabled in settings, and they are nicely logged in their own tab
    • Application version change alerts (good for keeping up with app auto-updates)
    • While you were away alerts (apps that accessed network during idle time)
    • Usage tab - view apps and traffic for selected time periods
    • Network tab - See all devices wired and wireless connected to your network, IP, MAC address, vendor ID

    The graph looks cool, but I use it the least. ;)
     
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    :thumb:

    Hadn't tried 'While you were away' alerts (off by default). Trying it now.
     
  18. SHvFl

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    Hi @paulderdash, any idea if it still crashing the system when used with rehips or was that fixed?
     
  19. paulderdash

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    You have a good memory :D.

    I don't know actually because Glasswire is still uninstalled on that machine. Also, ReHIPS is disabled.
     
  20. SHvFl

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    Ok thanks. Was wondering if they fixed to buy the product but i am not going to fight bluescreens for it :p
     
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    The free version is fine if you are OK with default allow outbound traffic. It is still a good monitor and logging tool. But for $29 you get default outbound deny and the lockdown feature that you mentioned. :thumb:
     
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    If PW is working for you, I say no. PW is excellent still. I played with Glasswire a bit but, I do not see the need. Personal preference.
     
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    Glasswire v1.2.120 Released (November 21, 2017)
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  25. Rasheed187

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    OK thanks for the clear review. It seems like a nice tool, but I wonder if I really need it. Perhaps the "network traffic logging" with history might come in handy, but it's quite hard to spot suspicious network connections. I have some of the same features in SpyShelter, but it's not as comprehensive as GlassWire.
     
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