Simplewall-Firewall

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

  1. mood

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    You were heard :)
     
  2. Mister X

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    Thanks for the heads up! Nice. :thumb:
     
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    New Release:
    simplewall v1.6 (19 May 2017)
    http://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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  5. Mister X

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    Been using this little firewall and it seems to be quite good, at least for my needs, blockage of outbound connections.

    @mood Thanks for keeping us up to date.
     
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    :thumb:
     
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    New Release:
    simplewall v1.6.2 (24 May 2017)
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  8. Mister X

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    I've been using this tiny app, I like it.

    Today I went to use it as portable app on a different partition, not C drive/system drive. Now simplewall.exe isn't loading at startup.
    - Executable has admin rights.
    - Exe has autorun option checked.
    - Already tested on system drive, not working either.
     
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  9. Mister X

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    I set simplewall on a Windows 7 machine, network shares worked. Now I set it on a Windows 8.1 machine, mine, and poof network share gone even network discovery :eek::mad:
     
  10. mood

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    Maybe try it again with the newest version: :doubt:

    New Release:
    simplewall v1.6.3 (26 May 2017)
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  11. Mister X

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    Thanks mate. Did that yesterday and here am I today struggling with it...

    Guess the issue has something to do with simplewall not my machine cause as soon as I uninstall the filters and put WF back on, network sharing is fine again.
     
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    Got it. Now it's working, I had to check all Windows processes too accomplish. I'll come back to tell which one/s need to be checked.
     
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    I just marked svchost.exe case and network shares/discovery came back again under simplewall watch. Good.
     
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    Maybe this issue is fixed with v1.6.4 :cautious: ("fixed run as admin does not work sometimes")

    New Release:
    simplewall v1.6.4 (31 May 2017)
    http://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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    Fixed, yes. :thumb: Now loading at startup on Windows 8.1 x64/x86.
     
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  18. TerryWood

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    Hi Everyone

    Does Windows Firewall need to be switched on when using Simplewall?
    Thanks

    Terry
     
  19. Mister X

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    On the contrary, simplewall asks you to allow WF to be switched off. However, I would not recommend to use it. It's development has been stopped for a month and a half: v1.6.5 (1 June 2017). A huge shame, it looked very promising...
     
  20. TerryWood

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    Hi Mister X

    What a pity, I was getting along with it quite well. Any other suggestions for a simpleton like me?

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  21. Mister X

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    Looks quite simple, haven't tried though.

    http://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app-blocker-fab-v1-6/
     
  22. mood

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    There is no new release, but each 1-2 week, some commits of blocklists, system rules or language files can be seen on Github.
     
  23. TerryWood

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    Hi Everyone

    I quite like Simplewall but need a little advice because I am not strong on firewalls.

    I have implemented white list mode and put into the list all the applications that I want to have access to the internet. Now that is complete I find from time to time black messages popping out with some process name on it. The following are examples

    wermgr.exe
    dashost.exe
    erpsvc.exe
    compattelrunner.exe
    mbae-svc.exe
    soffice.bin
    svchost.exe
    system

    When these notifications appeared a tick box also appeared in the white list. My question is do these need to be ticked to ensure functionality? Or, importantly do I have to understand what these processes do to make a judgement. If so the program cannot be for me.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
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