How good is Wokhan Windows Firewall Notifier?

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  1. ocsi

    ocsi Registered Member

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    How good is Wokhan Windows Firewall Notifier? It is enough for a decent protection. I mention that I use Wireless Router Firewall.
    (Win 7 Ultimate X64)
     
  2. pegr

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    My understanding is that WFN is a Windows 7 Firewall extender to allow popups to be displayed when outgoing connections are blocked by the Windows 7 Firewall. Any rules created are Windows 7 Firewall rules, maintained within the Windows 7 Firewall itself.

    WFN is not even running in the background and using any resources most of the time as it only gets launched by a scheduled task whenever a blocked outgoing connection event is written to the Windows event log by the Windows 7 Firewall.

    The purpose of WFN is to make it easier to use the Windows 7 Firewall as a two-way firewall. The question you are really asking therefore is whether the Windows 7 Firewall itself, in conjunction with a router, is sufficient for decent protection. I would say yes but it is something you will need to decide for yourself.
     
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    OK.Thanks for the reply.
     
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    WFN is not running indeed until an interesting event is read from Event Log. Instead of it, is running schtasks.exe which monitorize the Event Log changes. So, a program is running to maintain the observation of Event Log.
     
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    Yes, that's what I was trying to say. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
     
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    i tested briefly but it asked for permission for every webpage so never got much further as it seemed like too much hassle
     
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    I used it off and on for over a year.

    At first glance, it appears to be the "missing link" to the Vista/WIN 7 firewall that will create outbound rules without going through the "pain." Its main feature is the ability to create rules for specific svchost.exe services; something no one other than the native Vista/WIN 7 firewall can do.

    However, it is buggy due to the fact it was created by a single developer with limited resources. I also observed it doing a bit more than just being a front end to the Vista/WIN 7 firewall.

    Got rid of it and haven't looked back since.
     
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    I m using it since last year.

    I've made a few bug reports to the developper and he was really quick to answer them.

    Last version is working perfectly fine here.

    I really like the idea and it is of course lighter than everything else.

    edit : btw there is an ongoing thread here : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=307871
     
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