The solution is to use version 18.104.22.168. I don't get the logic here. WFC, even without the notifications offers an easier way to deal with Windows Firewall rules. I don't see why someone would struggle with WFwAS. WFC is still a standalone product which is available for everyone to download and use. It can be still activated by already registered users. Remember Winamp? The last version is from 2013 and I (and many millions of users) continue to use it also in 2018. It is still a powerful media player even if it did not get any new updates in the past 5 years. WFC is a front end for Windows Firewall. As long Microsoft does not remove the support for Windows Firewall API, WFC will continue to work with Windows Firewall, for years, like it worked since Windows Vista came out in 2007. Regarding lifetime licenses, nobody can provide a software that will continue to work for 50 years. I had some games (Sonic R. was one of them) bought when Windows 98 was out. They didn't work anymore, not even on Windows XP. I still have those licenses, but I can't install and play those games anymore because I would need an older machine. Virtual machines can't help either because these games require 3D acceleration which really sucks in virtual environments. At some point, WFC will become obsolete like any other software or game. Nobody can tell how the technology will evolve in the next 10 years.