Windows Firewall Control (WFC) by BiniSoft.org

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

  1. AmigaBoy

    AmigaBoy Registered Member

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    No, WFC is not just about ease of use. It also "shields" the WF, which is even more important.
     
  2. Buddel

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    Couldn't agree more with you. This is also the way I see it.
     
  3. chrcol

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    For me

    Automated popups for outbound filtering (Windows firewall is only for inbound).
    Easy access to logs, event viewer is a pain.
    Secure Rules, pretty cool (at least the old variant is).
    Very easy to toggle between different operating modes.
    System tray icon as a always on status display for the current operating mode.
    Automated switching back to medium if low is set and left alone.

    Given I use windows 8.1 which is stable feature/API code, I know WFC is probably never ever going to stop working, the risk is just if I reinstall the OS and activation no longer becomes possible.

    For win 10 users has this app ever needed updates to work on win10 feature updates? If no then I think you guys will probably be ok as well, unless microsoft decide to rehaul the windows firewall.
     
  4. Special

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    How would one go about backing up their activation code or future installs?
     
  5. Umbra

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    You don't need to do this, if you are a legit registered user, you should have access to your account page where you generate license codes at will...
     
  6. Special

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    He sold the site, there is no guarantee that the account page will be around always.
     
  7. Umbra

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    if they change their mind, just move on from WFC.
     
  8. alexandrud

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    There wasn't and there is no intention to close the website. Registered users will continue to be able to activate WFC and I will continue to provide support for WFC through email and this forum, like I did in the past years. I will keep you updated on this forum about the decisions that will occur about WFC.
     
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  9. Cache

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    Thank you @alexandrud - that is all very reassuring and I look forward to using WFC for many years to come.

    You should feel proud of this great piece of software that you created and I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best in your new job.
     
  10. Velocet

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    I think you just didn't get the point about open source software which is that someone and/or the community could implement features needed. A V4.x source code release would be a great step forward since there is no real good "firewall extension" for Windows which is open source.

    Try using PowerShell to create rules. This is also a very convenient way.
     
  11. newbino

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    +1 Thank you for all your work
     
  12. aldist

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    Does the High Filtering profile block all outbound or all outbound and all inbound? In the properties of the rule and in the main window there is a discrepancy
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  13. AmigaBoy

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    From the manual (High Filtering): "All outbound and inbound connections are blocked. This profile blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer".

    Two High Filtering rules should appear by the way (the other would be for Inbound blocking).
     
  14. aldist

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    Indeed, the two rules, I looked bad.
     
  15. wanglihong

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    I created the UWP program's rules to use the application package. Why does the WFC still have a UWP outbound prompt every time I turn on the computer?
     
  16. alexandrud

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    The rule has to be defined for a specific package and the program must be set to All Programs. What application does this? How does the rule looks like? If this is a singular case, just create a notification exception for this one.
     
  17. Umbra

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    @alexandrud i moved to Spring Update so i don't remember in Fall Update if v5.3.0 (with SecureRules enabled) generates an outbound connection's prompt from Metro Apps; does it? (i think it didn't)
     
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  18. Access Denied

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    @Umbra It didn't prompt for me in the FCU. I have not installed the SCU yet as I am waiting on the officially official release lol.
     
  19. Umbra

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    ok so in SCU, v5.3.0 even with SecureRule enabled, WFC asks for Metro Apps' outbound connection.
     
  20. smith2006

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    @alexandrud

    Thank you for the hard work & all the best! :)
     
  21. EASTER

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    :thumb: I second this.

    Compliments carrying this excellent software and effort all this time. Amazing!

    Super support-time tested!
     
  22. askmark

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    @alexandrud
    i'm using 5.3.0.0 on Windows 10 x64 1803 (SCU) and can't seem turn off "secure rules" or "secure profile". If i untick either or both of them and close the gui, the next time i open the gui they are ticked again.
    I've tried exporting the options to see if i can force the state of these settings, but if i open the settings file in notepad, there's no reference to "secure rules" or "secure profile", only "secure boot". it's as if these options don't exist!

    i've uninstalled and reinstalled wfc but this has also made no difference.
     
  23. alexandrud

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    These settings do not appear in the exported user settings file because they are external to WFC. They are not exported or imported. They have to be set manually.

    I am still on version 1709 where this problem does not occur. On some 1803 systems, I had some reports that these two settings are not remembered correctly. It seems that WFC may enable these two settings when the Main Panel is closed on 1803 build. My recommendation is to use WFC version 5.0.2.0.
     
  24. Roberteyewhy

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    As always Alex, you have demonstrated integrity and honor!

    Robert

    P.S. I hope you made a ton of money.:) WFC has ALWAYS cost only $10 for this superlative product.
     
  25. Alpengreis

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    I can second that and his support was and is just GREAT :thumb:
     
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