Simplewall-Firewall

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

  1. mood

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    simplewall 3.5 Released (4 October 2021)
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    v3.5 (4 October 2021)
    • in this release fqdn support was removed because of security issue (issues #1012)
    • improved performance due caching network resolution and file information
    • partially revert of windows defender power off (issue #1022)
    • added ballon tip to display input limitations (issue #809)
    • added compress internal profile in resources with lznt1
    • fixed signatures information pointer use-after-free when dns resolver avoid arpa requests (issue #1008)
    • fixed resolve network addresses can cause crash (issue #1015)
    • fixed notification color issues (issue #1007)
    • fixed update installation (issue #1016)
    • fixed blank notification (issue #1009)
    • fixed version information retrieval
    • fixed workqueue environment
    • fixed internal bugs
     
  2. korben

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    I am so happy seeing this software being updated regularly.
     
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    Well this is an amazing bug, when clicking OK it won't install, on 3.5.1 now
     
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    Still same thing cannot update to 3.5.3, there must be abug in 3.5.1 that prevents from updating
     
  8. AmigaBoy

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    Anyone knows if simplewall can block/allow "whatever.exe" no matter where it is installed? Or perhaps block/allow an entire folder? (i.e. all processes inside it)

    I'm perfectly happy using the excellent WFC (Binisoft) but the bad practice of some software creating new folders after an update is getting annoying. WFC/Windows Firewall cannot handle this and new rules are required every time.
     
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  9. Floyd 57

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    If you allow a process then even if the process gets updated it can still connect, as long as its path is not changed (which includes the process name)
     
  10. Floyd 57

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    Allowing an entire folder would be a security risk. Plus what kind of programs are you using that constantly make new folders when updating AND update so frequently?

    Like, yeah sure every time i update my amd driver it asks me to connect. But that's not a problem to allow it. So all good.
     
  11. AmigaBoy

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    Thanks. So I'm guessing it's not possible since I am talking about changing paths (same name .exe). Not a huge problem (not really a frequent issue), but an annoyance. Perhaps Sphinx could do it (with the 'Zones' feature - not sure) but their 3-PC license is a bit on the expensive side.
     
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    I don't think u should be basing your firewall choice on a small annoyance, but that's just me
     
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    simplewall 3.6 Released (9 November 2021)
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    This is a features release.
    v3.6 (9 November 2021)
    • improved multi-threading safety
    • improved startup time
    • improved dpi support
    • added option to confirm allowing applications (issue #1070)
    • added filtering for the application list (issue #663)
    • added editor list items count mark for tab title
    • added wfp initialization failure workaround
    • added filtering for editor apps and rules
    • added layer name into log
    • moved log exclude configuration into another settings page (issue #1064)
    • revert notification x button (issue #973)
    • changed create rule toolbar icon (#723)
    • fixed filters with hard permit can access internet (issue #689)
    • fixed issue with hotkeys for switch tabs (issue #723)
    • fixed rebar incrorrect resizing when dpi was changed
    • fixed update installation issue (issue #1061)
    • fixed notification multi-monitor support
    • fixed service missing path (issue #1036)
    • fixed editor can cause crash (#1071)
    • fixed big memory leak (issue #1066)
    • fixed net events unsubscription
    • optimized listview sorting
    • fixed internal bugs
    • cosmetic fixes
     
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    Hi. I've recently switched to using Simplewall and for the most part I'm really happy with it, seems to do and work just how I hoped it would, at least in the APPS tab. However, one thing I'm really unsure of is just how it's handling the other tabs, particularly Services etc, and I'm not sure if it's the cause for one program I've ran for many years now no longer seeming to allow me to connect via iOS. The app in question is PhotoStreamr - it gives me zero prompts, I added it manually and allowed all which I found to be relevant, but it just does not connect now and I don't know if it's due to Simplewall blocking a service (it's a Java program) or if it's actually the program itself (PS) no longer working as it was.
    I doubt you can be so specific to help with the program itself but if you could give some guidance or info on how the other tabs work and if there's any kinda of 'rule of thumb' to follow with that it would be most appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  16. co22

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    if PhotoStreamr is javabased program then usually need to allow javaw.exe or other file located C:\Program Files\Java *
    and if it dosent prompt or late prompt its maybe because other firewall running.
    disable them and restart simplewall it should prompt now
    and enable packet log in setting if anything block it will be in packet log tab
    also allow looback connection for all app in setting>rules
    hope its help you
     
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    Thanks for the reply and info! Turned out it was (maybe?) nothing to do with Simplewall itself but Windows Defender Firewall somehow being set to not give notifications for when blocking stuff, flicked that on and bam, right away the expected pop-up for allowing Java appeared. I say MAYBE nothing to do with Simple but for my understanding, is Simple basically just a GUI for Windows Firewall and so maybe that option to disable said notifications came from Simple?
    Anyway, thanks again, it was only thanks to you suggesting no prompt would possibly be due to another firewall running which led to me looking there.
     
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    Its not a GUI for Windows Firewall.
     
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