WFN - Windows Firewall Notifier 2.0 Beta

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by mood, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. mood

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    WFN - WIndows Firewall Notifier 2.0 beta

    Description:
    Features:
    • Connections listing
    • Real time connections mapping with routes
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • Adapters informations
    • Windows Firewall status management
    • Notification popup for unknown outgoing connections (optional)
    Screenshots are available on the website of WFN:
    https://github.com/wokhansoft/WFN

    Requirements:

    The latest stable version was released in 2014, but there is a newer version in development.
    Current version: 2.0 Beta 2 (June 2, 2017)
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    Changes - 2.0 Beta 2 (June 2, 2017)
    https://github.com/wokhansoft/WFN/releases/tag/v2.0-beta1
    New in this release:
    • Quoted the path in the Task. Previously, the notifier wouldn't pop up if you installed WFN in a path containing spaces. This is now fixed!
    • Fully handle Windows Apps rules. WFN now understands and handles firewall rules dealing with Windows Apps!
    • Added a "skip program" button to the notifier, which allows you to skip all connections from a single program with just one click.
    • Another bugfix that caused WFN to report that the log file was opened in another program when many notifier instances were trigger at the same time.
    • Bugfix so that the console properly detected the build-in Administrator account as an admin.
    • Several other small fixes and improvements.
    https://wfn.codeplex.com/releases/view/630965
    • Correct configuration file crash. This should fix WFN crashing on startup due to configuration file changes in previous alpha-builds.
    • Internally handle Windows Apps rules. Not fully implemented yet, but WFN now understands firewall rules for Windows Apps.
    • Merge (local) ports into ranges in Notifier to reduce the length of the list.
    • Several other small fixes and improvements.
     
  2. Mr.X

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    Thank for this update. I was going to open a new thread for this program a couple of weeks ago but when I searched the site I saw many threads where WFN was named or referenced to, closed.
     
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    Not sure why they would be closed as it is still in development and I have to say that it is rather good.
     
  4. Mr.X

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    Thanks for your comment. I'd like to try it but still in beta phase and they seem too slow developing this program.:cautious:
     
  5. EASTER

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    Something else which let's hope after standard developer adjustments becomes a useful network monitor of sorts for windows.
     
  6. Baldrick

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    Indeedy doody!
     
  7. NormanF

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    Like TinyWall and Windows Firewall Control 4 - its a GUI front-end to Windows Firewall.
     
  8. Jarmo P

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    That is a somewhat misleading comment. TinyWall and also I think WFC are more than just front end GUIs. I Have to post this time a reply since I've seen you post yours a few times in here.

    From http://tinywall.pados.hu/features.php

     
  9. NormanF

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    They offer options to configure and control the Windows Firewall.
     
  10. mood

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    WFN - Windows Firewall Notifier 2.0 beta 3 (March 3, 2018)
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    New in this release:
    Still left to do:
    • Package WFN in a .msi installer. This will make installer and uninstaller WFN much clearer, and it also needed to do proper cleanup on uninstall.
    • Switch to Windows' logging instead of a logfile. Not only is this the proper thing to do, it'll also fix the still remaining issues with writing to the logfile.
    • Add internationalization and translations.
    • See if we can determine what task created a connection, instead of only pointing to taskhost.exe.
    • Add detection for fullscreen applications (e.g. games, Powerpoint), so we don't pop-up and steal focus when they are running.
    • Add a silent mode.
    • Implement the minimize to tray functionality.
    • And lots more!
     
  11. EASTER

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    I like it so far. Its a nice new twist to network transmission-connection details without too much time eating fiddling I found in some firewall front ends.

    Hope they keep it going and add the To-Do list soon with another update.

    Keep us posted.
     
  12. Rasheed187

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    Yes not bad at all, too bad the development is a bit slow, because it does look promising.
     
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    The more I tinker with this latest Beta the more I personally am growing quite fond of it.

    Found to my surprise it also auto-highlights in Real-Time and other details are SIMPLE. And boy is SIMPLE a good thing when it comes to connection information these days.
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    A mix between WFC and WFN would be nice and I also like the simple factor.
     
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    I know and yeah. This traffic app for some reason is really got my attention of late. Finding myself going over the connections it displays Real-Time and testing it's impulse speed to how quickly it's in sync.

    All in all not bad at all it seems. Simple is definitely IN and if they add some WFC then this might just take off with folks who normally would pass it off as just another eye candy fad.
     
  16. Bertazzone

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    I used to use TinyWall and was quite happy with it since it allowed average users to block outgoing connections and allow them fairly easily. It was a great free app and I'm sad it is no longer supported. It seems this app accomplishes the same with a bit more user input. Is this correct? Could you please offer advice on how to execute all these files since there is no installer? Is there a certain order to do this? I am a very basic user. Thanks!
     
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    I would like to know also.
     
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    Just download the zip file (WFNV20BETA3.zip https://github.com/wokhansoft/WFN/releases/download/v2.0-beta3/WFNV20BETA3.zip or WFNV20BETA3_NODB.zip https://github.com/wokhansoft/WFN/releases/download/v2.0-beta3/WFNV20BETA3_NODB.zip), extract the contents to a folder and run WFN.exe.
     
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  19. Bertazzone

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    Thanks. I installed this and ran it for awhile and my machine went crazy -CPU through the roof. I was unable to figure out why so I disabled it. It took a bit of troubleshooting but at least my machine is back to normal.
     
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    I've heard similar reports about cpu problems with this program, but personally I've not had any such issues myself. However, i much prefer Binisoft's WFC to this.
     
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