Windows Firewall Control (WFC) by BiniSoft.org

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by alexandrud, May 20, 2013.

  1. 689957558

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    Yes, I also read it...
    But I would guess some official source of older versions of the program... (example upload to GitHub)
     
  2. JRViejo

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    You can't get more official than the program's creator. :)
     
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    OMG... Yes. But I will not get to the older version!
    (You are not a program developer, you can not know exactly which version is a problem)
    The program can also behave differently on WIndows 7 and Windows 10... .etc
    In the future, it would be best to save all versions of the program.
     
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    Really want to get rid of the vertical scrollbar to see the window of "Customize and create" rule making at a glance. Such a transformation will really increase the usability of the program!
    3.png
    Now even on the big screen it is necessary to use a scrolling.
     
  5. alexandrud

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    If some Windows Updates try to modify Windows Firewall state/rules, while you have Secure Rules and/or Secure Profile enabled, they will fail. Just disable these features from WFC and Windows Updates will install properly.
    The binisoft.org website is the official palce. On GitHub you will find open source projects, which is not the case of WFC.
    Not now, it is like this since a few years ago. I will think about it.
     
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    But
    Please! The whole forum will be grateful to you! :)
     
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    1.
    Windows Update is automatic.it is not possible to shut down program features before the system starts downloading and installing the update...

    I wrote that half the update failed to install...
    The system collapsed! (I was not able to restore the system)
    Tested on a virtualbox on two notebooks!
    This is not a hardware issue or an update error...

    I tested today: WFC v5.0.2.0 (This version works in order)

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    I thought you could upload older versions of the program to the web...
    Example: MEGA, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive,

    3.
    Why is not Windows FIrewall Control > Open Source?
    - GitHub is a lot of projects that are still paid and have an activation process.
    - Publishing the code would give you more credibility and popularity.
     
  8. Special

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    @aldist

    Your suggested way would look really bad, you say you want to get rid of the scrollbar... why? is it causing you harm in some way, the window as is looks fine right now, and the scrollbar is a standard thing in literally any window like this, you do realize you can resize the window you are talking about or make it full screen and the scrollbar will be hardly there right. Also don't lump me into the "whole forum" group, I'm against.
     
  9. alexandrud

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    Something like this ?

    upload_2018-3-14_16-15-48.png
     
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    I'll agree that if you manage to put everything in a single, compact window (that fits in lower resolutions too) it's much better than having to always scroll down.
     
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    Looks great for me!
     
  13. alexandrud

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    1. Secure Rules has a purpose which may not be suitable with all use cases. For example, users that use Windows 7 will not have any problem with it. Only Windows 10 users may experience problems because Microsoft aggressively want you to install everything they want, whenever they want. If the side effects of using Secure Rules give you headaches, you can disable Secure Rules. If security and privacy are more important, then keep Secure Rules enabled.
    2. The program is available on the website which is official. Your examples are good if you plan to distribute warez, otherwise, I don't know any software vendor that publish their installers on these web sites.
    3. What if GitHub will become the next Sourceforge? Not all projects should be open source projects.
     
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    binisoft.org may download an older version than v5.1.0.0?
     
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    Yes! Exactly!
     
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    You're perseverance it's going to pay back. If so, I'm glad it will.
     
  18. aldist

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    Try to disable automatic updating of Windows and for the period of manual check for updates disable "Secure Rules" and "Secure Profile".
    Automatic updating of Windows for any operating system has already turned into a headache, as it carries telemetry and other troubles. I install them selectively and only offline.
    "Secure Rules" and "Secure Profile"- this is a powerful mechanism, that turns This Computer into My Computer :)
     
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    I like the look of this potential change.
     
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    @alexandrud

    I would like your suggested version without scrolling too ...
     
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    Would it be possible to make the rule creation box have the IP and Ports from the connection log in there when you click customize and create? Say filename.exe is trying to connect to IP 255.255.255.255 on port 269 in the connection log. You click customize and create, then the box pops up with those already in the boxes where they go?

    I know this on the top end of the lazy level, but good question IMO. :argh:
     
  22. Special

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    That does look pretty good!
     
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    This already happens. When you click on Customize and create the window opens with all the details filled in. Tell me, do you use WFC or a cloned version ? :D
     
  24. Eliot

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    For some reason it didn't work right before I posted, It has worked every time since. I don't know why it didn't work that time. :argh:
     
  25. alexandrud

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    Windows Firewall Control v.5.1.1.0

    Change log:

    - Removed: 'Auto receive updates' functionality was removed from Connections Log, as it consumes a lot of resources and make the entire application unresponsive. I have to make a different approach on this, until then, it was removed.
    - Improved: The Properties dialog layout was updated so that it can fit better on low resolutions.
    - Improved: When opening Rules Panel, the default focused element is now the search box.
    - Improved: The search string from Rules Panel will not be cleared anymore when refreshing the data grid or when changing the filters.
    - Fixed: When Secure Profile is enabled, firewall rules created for executable files located on mounted drives do not apply anymore. The user has to switch manually the profile so that Windows Firewall will refresh the existing firewall rules.
    - Fixed: When the activation dialog is displayed, the Main Panel is displayed always on top.
    - Fixed: When the vertical scroll bar is visible in toolbox in the Rules Panel and Connections Log windows, the border on the right side is missing.
    - Fixed: When an item is selected in the notifications exceptions list, the foreground color is hard to read.

    Download location: https://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc5setup.exe
    SHA1: 7a14860fcd87d9e712dd4f4a06df74238d51f4e5
    SHA256: 8dd301de854a30920c393218ce16fe28c672ec6536553d4734195a2f24130967

    Best regards,
    Alexandru

    Note: This version can update version 5.1.0.0 and the activation status is preserved. However, if you are using an older version, you have to uninstall that version, install and activate this version.

    Note 2: Some "good" antivirus vendors may detect the new version as malware. This is a false positive. Please report these false positives to your antivirus vendors so that they can update their definitions databases. Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018
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