Windows Firewall Control (WFC) by BiniSoft.org

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

  1. DavidXanatos

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  2. alexandrud

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    The problem is that WFC development is currently very slow. I will take a look at these but I can't promise anything.
     
  3. Peter4667

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    How to view all allowed and blocked connections? The connection logs shows only recently allowed and blocked connections.
     
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    Thanks for the full free product now.

    I wish when WFC asks for the 3 options (allow/block/block for now), it could also have a 4rth option Allow once.
     
  6. alexandrud

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    Not really possible because the connection was already blocked, not paused. But, you can create a temporary allow rule which will get removed automatically when it will expire. Check the user manual to see how to do this. This comes closer to what you wish.
     
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    @alexandrud
    Secure Boot is enabled, but very often it doesn't work. v5.3.1.0, v5.4.0.0 clear install. Win10 v1809 x64 (October Release and October Re-Release), FastBoot is off.
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  8. alexandrud

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    If you are running any software that takes a while to close, then the operating system will just kill the other processes in order to shut down. Secure Boot works if the system is closing the applications normally so that WFC can react to a system shut down event. If the shut down occurs abruptly WFC will get killed and will not catch the shut down event. I can't improve this behavior.
     
  9. AmigaBoy

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    It's been a while since I've visited the thread. I'll just say that WFC has been working beautifully, so thanks again alexandrud. :thumb:

    (5.4.0.0 - W10 1803)
     
  10. AmigaBoy

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    Small request, perhaps already asked before: when closing and re-opening the Main Panel window, it always focuses on "Profile". It would be nice if it remembered its previous state/focus (Notifications, Options etc.). Perhaps you could even add an option to "Always open to..." for those that might not like this for some reason.
     
  11. Circuit

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    This is a reason not to use Windows firewall, at least for me.
    WFC is a nice addition to Windows firewall if you feel safe using.
    WFC is a nice front end.

    Would never feel secure using WF.
     
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    Yeah because opening the main window and landing on any of the other panels are all so super useful, I personally would want to always open on the "About" tab so I can be reminded of the the version number.
     
  13. alexandrud

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    Even if it is easy to do this, it probably won't happen since the decision to make a new release must be now approved by a lot of people.
     
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    I installed Java to test a program. It is being blocked and will not update.
    Anyone know how to create a rule for it. Tried some without success.

    Thanks

    Ken
     
  15. alexandrud

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    Have you tried an outbound rule that allows all connections for for java.exe ? Open the Connections Log and check the latest blocked connections when the update fails. You should make an idea.
     
  16. DinuX

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    Been using WFC for few weeks and thanks to @alexandrud for this excellent program.

    I was browsed through WFC's event log and notice that there are a number of warning events showing "Resolving the path of the program has failed."
    These program/path was deleted few days ago and the firewall rules was removed as well. I am trying to figure out why is WFC still reported these warning events and how should I get rid of it?

    Below one of the example of the event details reported:
    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="WFC" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">201</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-12-01T02:19:00.080727100Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1181</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>WFC</Channel>
    <Computer>n-a</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    - <EventData>
    <Data>Resolving the path of the program has failed.</Data>
    <Data>Input: \device\harddiskvolume6\users\johnny\appdata\roaming\youtube-dlg\youtube-dl.exe</Data>
    <Data>System.ArgumentException: Process with an Id of 10688 is not running. at System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessById(Int32 processId, String machineName) at WindowsFirewallControl.Services.RulesService.ResolvePath(String input, Int32 processId)</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  17. Brummelchen

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    the message is clear
    check if program is present in this path
    the path is not common, did you deny UAC question when installing?
     
  18. DinuX

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    The program removed earlier and this rules was removed as well in WFC, past few days ago.
    However WFC still report as warning today. Note that there are no rules exist for this program now.

    WFC is working fine, I was just wondering why WFC still reporting this error? Could be a glitch somewhere else?
     
  19. alexandrud

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    Everything is working as expected. You had recent connections for that program which now was removed. When you opened Connections Log, WFC was trying to resolve the path for that missing file, but it couldn't find it anymore, nor the path, nor the process id, therefore it logged a warning. Nothing wrong. If you clear the log then you won't get that warning again, or you could wait until the log gets new entries which will overwrite this entry anyway.
     
  20. DinuX

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    Thank you for your replied.
    It made sense now, the program's connection do exist in connection log. :thumb:
     
  21. Mannillo

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    About the issue where the Connections Log doesn't show up in 5.4.0.0, I think this is because due the changes in Windows Firewall Control at some point instead of simply update users have to uninstall the program and reinstall from scratch. In running the executable users then get the three options down the bottom of the window, "create shortcut and desktop icons", I can't remember what the second one is, but the last one is "stop logging windows connections". So anyway you tick or untick as you wish, but the problem with 5.4.0.0 is, MILLISECONDS before the program installs, you see that window for just a moment and everything is still ticked... so regardless of what you want to do installation of 5.4.0.0 chooses to stop logging windows connections, then once it's installed you can no longer view the connections log, and can't get it back either for some reason. I rolled back to 5.3.1.0 which still has the connections log, so until an update comes out that solves that problem I'll stick with this as I don't think my security is compromised too much by using an earlier version.
     
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