Simplewall-Firewall

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

  1. pb1

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    I had hoped that someone had a solution to this for Simplewall.
    Another thing with this extension is that one can not delete obsolete entries otherwise then manually.

    I can not find how to contact the developer, somebody who knows how?
     
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  3. bellgamin

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    The suggestion by @aldist is your best bet. The developer (Henry) also has a personal website at HERE. There is a "Contacts" section listed on the left side of that site's home page, about 3/4 of the way down the page.

    Please bear in mind -- the key word in "Simplewall" is "simple". By design, Simplewall is a fast, stable, feather-light, no-frills app that even my maiden Aunt Flossy can install & use without ever reading instructions. Even so, it is a VERY effective security app.
     
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  4. lucd

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    not sure if topic related, but if you ever think about installing zone alarm with this , all the firewall rules get bypassed by ZA, similar to spy shelter which is also bypassed by ZA

    eset works fine with sw, so it depends on firewall

    also this SW firewall is getting rule updates only, not programme updates anymore
     
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  5. Floyd 57

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    If u check the github repo u will see files updated recently, mostly bug fixes. Yeah he's not focusing on active development in terms of new features. (whos gonna pay him to?) But I mean, its open source and its quite simple. U could fork it and mess around a bit, really the app is very simple it has like barely 15-20 files (in src folder) that do everything. I havent coded in C in any serious manner (I started learning it then switched to js), but it looks relatively simple to me if u know what does what.
     
  6. pb1

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    Hi

    How do you Simplewall users stop the messages from windows about that the firewall is shut off after installing SW.
     
  7. Floyd 57

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    I havent. It doenst bother me. Only shows once after u boot pc and thats it. Once u close it its gone (till next reboot)
     
  8. korben

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    It's troublesome to see no new versions.
     
  9. Floyd 57

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    The dev just isnt focused on this (and might never be). Theres no paid version so cant blame him. That said, despite the many feature requests, the firewall works just fine. He fixes bug from time to time.
     
  10. bellgamin

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    If it isn't broken, why fix it? Simplewall works just fine. The requests for changes are 99% for cosmetic things like a dark-themed GUI, special "nice-to-have" features, etc. These are the sorts of changes that will turn Simplewall into another bloated, do-everything app like Evorim.

    Simplewall provides excellent security and is very VERY light on computer resources. I hope it stays that way.
     
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  12. lucd

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    they still update ip lists of blocked ips, last time I think 2 weeks ago, but you have to add them manually on each update
     
  13. Sm3K3R

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    After the 3.1.2 outdated version, no other version was good enough to not crash randomly on the PC-s i ve installed it.
    It needs fixes.
     
  14. Floyd 57

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    Check why it's crashing and post it here. Logs, event log etc.
     
  15. lucd

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    its not crashing however I remember some version are tricky installs that can cause problems, the newest version is stable but I also formatted pc to get newest simplrwall to work, ie installed a 2004 os version directly
     
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  16. Sm3K3R

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    @Floyd 57
    there seems to be a relation between the crashes and antiivrus scans, like with the HItman pro ones.It s totally random though.Maybe the self proteciton module is not strong enough.3.1.2 was rock solid.
     
  17. Floyd 57

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    I don't use AVs so I wouldn't know
     
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    1. Click the Start button, type Security & Maintenance and then click on the Security & Maintenance control panel option. You can also go directly to the control panel and get there that way.

    2. Choose Change Security and Maintenance settings.

    3. Uncheck Network Firewall
    You may also need to use regedit.exe to add/change the following registry entries, if you are comfortable doing that. Create a system restore point or registry backup (I make a macruim incremental image) before messing with it is a good idea.

    Add these to your Windows 10 Computer Policy / Preferences / Registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications

    Value Name: DisableNotifications Value Data: REG_DWORD 1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications

    Value Name: DisableNotifications Value Data: REG_DWORD 1

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    First option left me with a warning on bootup, but seemed to cure it thereafter, unless I accessed the security settings. Did the Registry settings - the second one did not exist, so I added the new policies key & DWORD. note the value used to be zero to disable, is now 1, so try both at zero if one doesn't work. seems OK now, no notifications since last startup.
     
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    simplewall 3.3 Beta Released (15 April 2021)
    https://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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    Changelog
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    3.3 Beta
    • added option for tray icon to open window in single click
    • added warning message for allowing service host
    • added quic service for internal rules (issue #819)
    • added multiple rules at once in rules editor
    • added properties dialog for apps
    • added index column for logs
    • added sorting for logs
    • do not mark apps as unused if it applied for rules
    • set limit for rules popup menu (issue #692)
    • increased speed of service enumeration
    • removed notification ignore button
    • use threadpool for timers
    • improved multi-monitor support
    • improved listviews highlighting
    • improved file dialogs
    • fixed rule window does not display rule length limitation (issue #867)
    • fixed update period timestamp does not set correctly (issue #745)
    • fixed crash when user uses ipv6 range in rules (issue #822)
    • fixed support filesystems with custom driver (issue #817)
    • fixed blank notification window (issue #775)
    • fixed dependencies load flags for win10rs1+
    • fixed crash on app startup (issue #775)
    • updated project sdk
    • cosmetic fixes
    • fixed bugs
     
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    Oh boy, I haven't been that thrilled since well since I found the very piece of software, at long last some new features.

    We are so thankful!
     
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  23. Floyd 57

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    That disables ALL security center notifications, not just firewall, I think. And there is no check for network firewall
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    No switch anywhere, on 20H2 v19042.928. Doesnt bother me tho.
     
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    Simplewall 3.3.4 (Released 4 June, 2021)
     
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