Windows 10 Firewall Control (Sphinx-Soft) Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Brummelchen, Feb 14, 2015.

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    A new block with zone alarm and WFC10 together:
    VSWFP_LAYER_ALE_AUTH_CONNECT_V4 Outgoing|C:\program files\ccleaner\ccleaner64.exe

    Never seen this before with running just one of the listed firewalls.

    Blocking something sneaky in CCleaner. Really like the combo of the two (ZAP, WFC10).

    WFC10 seems to have priority over ZAP, nice.
     
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    is a matter of ZA, not sphinx soft. use any web search for it and you ever will end and this stupid program.
    and ofc W10FC is the end of all to the web. uninstall ZAP, pointless. in special on windows 10 absolutely no gain.
     
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    Well works fine for me in Windows7, no problems no slow-downs.
    I do not trust Windows filtering platform, rather use ZAP drivers.
    Sphinx fine tunes the rest.

    What "stupid program"o_O
     
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    thats what all windows web services are working on, dont you know?
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/fwp/windows-filtering-platform-start-page
    Its the BFE (basic filter) service - you can explorer yourself about the other depending services.
    no BFE - no web, no lan, nothing.

    i consider ZA (and so ZAP as the paid version) as a stupid program, its much overrated.
    and a driver could fail - like here, see your issue. not the first time ZA failed.
     
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    Driver did not fail, not an issue.
    ZA never failed, and so-far Spinks has not failed.
    Windows fails.
     
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    uninstall windows!
    what are we seriously talking about? i am too long in this part of failing security software. i dont have doubt you feel happy and all works fine. the past anyhow showed me anything else and ZA either in its beginning or current is no good software. sphinx software is not bug free either, at least when it fails it fails without a driver. vendor has changed modell since walking away from windows xp -> BFE
    concerning BFE and zonealarm - tadaa - since vista ZA is using WFP :p
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/outbound-connections.396701/
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    https://uk.pcmag.com/operating-systems/5709/security-in-windows-7-windows-filtering-platform
    it uses its driver and WFP, since vista.

    btw anything you miss in W10FC that you need to use 2 firewalls? i can only speak about the plus version.
     
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    That's like saying don't drive a car.
    I need it for gaming.
    Thank for your scolding. Ouch.:argh:
     
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    ofc i wont sell or let you drive a car ^^ in special not when windows is inside. go ahead.
     
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    WTF?

    Ku’ia kahele aka na’au ha’aha’a
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! Best firewall of all (for me) Win 7
    I tried (tried them all) always come back to this. Best money spent on a program.

    "'/' (slash) symbol problem fixed in the default rules/zones names. The symbol is not allowed and replaced automatically (if possible) with '-'."

    Saves a lot of time to block "pings".





    8.4.0.75
    NordVPN related patch
    Default result on Domains/Insert - Disable
    Specific hanging on inserting Agent (Network/Cloud Edition) manually. Fixed
    Default DHCPv6 port 547
    Settings/AllRules(OtherRules) applying speed optimization.
    '/' (slash) symbol problem fixed in the default rules/zones names. The symbol is not allowed and replaced automatically (if possible) with '-'.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA :argh:
     
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    i am not that kind of person :p
     
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    too bad - i have reverted all my systems to latest v7.5 and this made some work to delete v8 settings not usable in v7, eg tracking - caused v7.5 to crash.

    some annoying point - it show events made from windows firewall, when entering the log there is nothing.
    what i dont like that some need to install the latest RC to get rid of some annoying bugs while they announce the .54 als stable. similar as sandboxie, some of my friends dont like such pre-releases either it fixes nifties or not.

    the latest final on W10FC is may/2018 (build .54) what i personally dont like is the lacking german support although the major build is in german.
     
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    8.4.0.76 Plus win64
    Fine job, installed over top no log issues.
    Excellent Firewall.
     
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    Windows 10 Firewall Control v8.4.0.79 Released (July 28, 2019)
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    Windows 10 Firewall Control v8.4.0.80 Pre-Release (August 30, 2019)
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    8.4.0.80 installed just fine over top of previous. Thanks @mood !
     
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    Pre-release 8.4.0.82


    8.4.0.82
    Settings: Protect Sibling applications automatically: Trend Micro Housecall pattern added
    Settings: Protect Sibling applications automatically: per-user patterns suppored
    Restore WFP configuration to the defaults. Fix third party applications compatibility (SimpleFirewall)
     
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