Simplewall-Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by co22, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. henrypp

    henrypp Registered Member

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    - blocklist.xml & rules_system.xml are integrated with simplewall, but if you need update or use custom version one of this files, you can put them in profile folder and restart simplewall.
    - blocklist_full.xml are deprecated and merged with blocklist.xml (see option "Enable extra rules" in "rules" settings)
    no changes for other files.
     
  2. Mr.X

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    Alright, thank you.
     
  3. mood

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    simplewall v2.1.4 (27 November 2017)
    https://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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  4. mood

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    There is no new release yet, but a changelog for simplewall v2.2beta (x January 2018) is already there:
    Changelog
    v2.2 Beta (x January 2018)
    • now simplewall added to the apps list automatically (issue #106)
    • added windows services support [beta] (issue #88)
    • added group total items count indication
    • added timers (issue #96)
    • new localization engine (single .lng file)
    • more sensitive notifications (issue #107)
    • optimized apps types recognition
    • improved tray context menu (issue #103)
    • improved memory allocation
    • changed verify signatures algorithm (issue #94)
    • changed default font
    • stability improvements
    • updated default colors
    • updated localization
    • fixed multi-monitor support
    • fixed steal focus at startup and when notification displaying
    • fixed ui bugs
    • fixed bugs
     
  5. Mr.X

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  6. Mr.X

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    No beta available yet... :isay:
     
  7. mood

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    Yes, the beta seems to be delayed. Now the release is sometime in February (:isay:) instead of January, but there are a lot more changes in the changelog now.
    Changelog
    v2.2 Beta (x February 2018)
    • new notification ui
    • now simplewall added to the apps list automatically (issue #106)
    • added windows services support [beta] (issue #88)
    • new localization engine (single .lng file)
    • more sensitive notifications (issue #107)
    • lock-free dropped events callback (win7+)
    • added group total items count indication
    • automatic profile backup (issue #110)
    • added network address resolution
    • make internal apps undeletable
    • menu bitmap transparent icons
    • app paths case correction
    • added timers (issue #96)
    • set process high priority
    • ipsec dropped packets logging (win8+)
    • removed wow64 redirection (use simplewall 64-bit binaries for win64)
    • revert "purge unused apps" feature
    • optimized apps types recognition
    • improved tray context menu (issue #103)
    • improved memory allocation
    • changed verify signatures algorithm (issue #94)
    • changed "purge invalid apps" hotkey
    • changed default font
    • cosmetics for filter names
    • cosmetic fixes (issue #108)
    • stability improvements
    • updated default colors
    • updated localization
    • fixed steal focus at startup and when notification displaying
    • fixed working under blacklist mode
    • fixed multi-monitor support
    • fixed ui bugs
    • fixed bugs
    This has been added:
    new notification ui
    lock-free dropped events callback (win7+)
    automatic profile backup (issue #110)
    added network address resolution
    make internal apps undeletable
    menu bitmap transparent icons
    app paths case correction
    set process high priority
    ipsec dropped packets logging (win8+)
    removed wow64 redirection (use simplewall 64-bit binaries for win64)
    revert "purge unused apps" feature
    changed "purge invalid apps" hotkey
    cosmetics for filter names
    cosmetic fixes (issue #108)

    fixed working under blacklist mode
     
  8. Mr.X

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. mood

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    The release of the beta v2.2 is delayed again: ("x March 2018")
    Changelog
     
  10. Mr.X

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    Thanks.

    This is too much in my opinion.
     
  11. mood

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    A new beta is now available :thumb:

    simplewall v2.2 beta (04 March 2018)
    https://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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    v2.2 Beta (4 March 2018)
    • new notification ui
    • now simplewall added to the apps list automatically (issue #106)
    • added windows services support [beta] (issue #88)
    • added profile timestamping
    • new localization engine (single .lng file)
    • more sensitive notifications (issue #107)
    • lock-free dropped events callback (win7+)
    • added group total items count indication
    • added block action for notifications (issue #123)
    • automatic profile backup (issue #110)
    • added network address resolution
    • make internal apps undeletable
    • menu bitmap transparent icons
    • app paths case correction
    • added timers (issue #96)
    • set process high priority
    • ipsec dropped packets logging (win8+)
    • removed wow64 redirection (use simplewall 64-bit binaries for win64)
    • revert "purge unused apps" feature
    • optimized apps types recognition
    • improved tray context menu (issue #103)
    • improved memory allocation
    • changed verify signatures algorithm (issue #94)
    • changed "purge invalid apps" hotkey
    • changed default font
    • cosmetics for filter names
    • cosmetic fixes (issue #108)
    • stability improvements
    • updated default colors
    • updated localization
    • fixed dropped events callback failure (win10 rs3 and above)
    • fixed steal focus at startup and when notification displaying
    • fixed working under blacklist mode
    • fixed multi-monitor support
    • fixed ui bugs
    • fixed bugs
     
  12. co22

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    thanks @mood and @henrypp
    excellent work:thumb::):)
    Hosts rules work very good,however simplewall should running to work.is there any other way like apply rules to work?

    thanks
     
  13. mood

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    simplewall v2.2.1 beta (14 March 2018)
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    v2.2.1 Beta (14 March 2018)
    • instant apps list sorting
    • notifications: added information about blocked protocol
    • notifications: replaced "disable notifications for this app" icon
    • notifications: changed default timeout between same notifications
    • notifications: tray popup sometimes won't shown on some systems
    • notifications: ignore button combined with block button
    • notifications: changed texts for remote/local addresses
    • timer does not removed when user manually uncheck apps
    • removed font boldening for itself (issue #135)
    • changed minimal width of main window
    • fixed timers formatting
    • fixed ui bugs
    • fixed bugs
     
  14. Romagnolo1973

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    I have a question:
    Everytime I open some apps (like CCleaner for example) I have a promp from simplewall that the exe will go online, I click on ignore (block) and the block rule for CClenaer is created on simplewall. But even if blocked everytime I open CCleaner I have some prompt from simplewall (because the App will pass trough another port or ip). Can I click "Disable notification" ? this means that I have no more prompts fron firewall but the program CCleaner will be automatically blocked? I have set simplewall in Whitelist (allow selected).
    Thanks
     
  15. Deletedmessiah

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    Yes, you can click disable notification. It will disable notification from ccleaner only. And only ccleaner will remain blocked from accessing internet connection.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  16. Romagnolo1973

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    Perfect. Thanks!!!
     
  17. mood

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    simplewall v2.2.2 beta (26 March 2018)
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    • new update engine
    • show full app paths in notifications when "show filenames only" is unchecked
    • added grouping for apps with user rules
    • added opening file properties feature
    • cosmetics for the notification ui (issue #146)
    • cosmetics for the apps menu
    • fixed installer who does not removing profile backups
    • fixed signature of apps cannot be checked at startup
    • fixed dns resolution in some cases (issue #127)
    • fixed various memory leaks because of icons resources
    • fixed ui bugs
    • fixed bugs
     
  18. Infected

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    How much is the usage of this fw?
     
  19. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

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    For me is easy, light and effective.
    I have tryed almost every FW in my life, years with Comodo, privatefirewall on XP and 7, windows firewal notifier, tinywall on windows 8 and now 10 (they are frontend for the inbuild Windows Firewall but no more longer developed).
    SimpleFW for me is a good program I like it.
     
  20. ichito

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    It's very light...below you can see resource usage fo my current security setup on Vista - Simplewall is marked on red
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  21. Infected

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    Thanks for both of your replies. I'll have to give this a go. :thumb::thumb:
     
  22. WildByDesign

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    Please forgive my ignorance on this, but I haven't tried this yet. Aside from running the portable version a few times just to have a look through the GUI. I haven't enabled filtering as of yet. Just a basic question for anyone who can help.

    What does simplewall do with all of the firewall rules that are already in place on the system by default with Windows Firewall? Or when you disable WF to use simplewall instead, does simplewall just use it's own rules and not WF rules?

    Thank you. The development from this app keeps on moving along really well and I am impressed. I like the open source nature of this and use several of this developers' other apps.
     
  23. co22

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    its does not touch your firewall rules it is disable your firewall and yes its apply its own rule and will not use WF rules
    edit:i am runing windows 7
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  24. imuade

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    This is the main reason why I don't dare to test it on my Win10 machine
     
  25. WildByDesign

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