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Windows 7: w7 firewall enhance usability

15 Mar 2011   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
w7 firewall enhance usability

hi

i don't want to install another firewall
i guess the built in firewall in w7 is good enough

but i would like to enhance the usability of w7 fireall

i downloaded BiniSoft.net - Ridiculously easy-to-use software windows firewall control

but i was a bit disappointed

i would like a small tool with a shell extension(right click) to block or allow a program to connect to the net
is there a free solution ?

thanks
cheers


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15 Mar 2011   #2
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
hi

i don't want to install another firewall
i guess the built in firewall in w7 is good enough

but i would like to enhance the usability of w7 fireall

i downloaded BiniSoft.net - Ridiculously easy-to-use software windows firewall control

but i was a bit disappointed

i would like a small tool with a shell extension(right click) to block or allow a program to connect to the net
is there a free solution ?

thanks
cheers
I have a license for Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software . They have a free version but I've never tried it. For the past six months, I haven't even used the Windows Firewall Control Plus since I now have Win 7 firewall setup the way I want it. At one time, there was another app by the same or similar name which added a tray icon for creating rules on the fly. Most folks liked it but it always generated a .net error for me wouldn't work right. Hmm, in searching for the link to it, I now see that it's been updated. Maybe I'll give it another try.
Windows Firewall Control 2.2 - Changelog - Softpedia
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15 Mar 2011   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi drugo Windows even Firewall can be customised/configured quite extensively and how to is explained in the very good tutorials posted by our Administrator Brink.

please read > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/542-windows-firewall-add-remove-exception.html?filter[2]=Security
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16 Mar 2011   #4
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post

I have a license for Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software . They have a free version but I've never tried it. For the past six months, I haven't even used the Windows Firewall Control Plus since I now have Win 7 firewall setup the way I want it. At one time, there was another app by the same or similar name which added a tray icon for creating rules on the fly. Most folks liked it but it always generated a .net error for me wouldn't work right. Hmm, in searching for the link to it, I now see that it's been updated. Maybe I'll give it another try.
Windows Firewall Control 2.2 - Changelog - Softpedia
yes about windows firewall control
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i downloaded BiniSoft.net - Ridiculously easy-to-use software windows firewall control
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Hi drugo Windows even Firewall can be customised/configured quite extensively and how to is explained in the very good tutorials posted by our Administrator Brink.

please read > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/542-windows-firewall-add-remove-exception.html?filter[2]=Security
thanks
really a cool tutorial
i would love to have a shell extension to block or allow a program
click on the exe , right mouse -> block it
i would be cool
thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2011   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post

I have a license for Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software . They have a free version but I've never tried it. For the past six months, I haven't even used the Windows Firewall Control Plus since I now have Win 7 firewall setup the way I want it. At one time, there was another app by the same or similar name which added a tray icon for creating rules on the fly. Most folks liked it but it always generated a .net error for me wouldn't work right. Hmm, in searching for the link to it, I now see that it's been updated. Maybe I'll give it another try.
Windows Firewall Control 2.2 - Changelog - Softpedia
yes about windows firewall control
Quote:
i downloaded BiniSoft.net - Ridiculously easy-to-use software windows firewall control
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Hi drugo Windows even Firewall can be customised/configured quite extensively and how to is explained in the very good tutorials posted by our Administrator Brink.

please read > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/542-windows-firewall-add-remove-exception.html?filter[2]=Security
thanks
really a cool tutorial
i would love to have a shell extension to block or allow a program
click on the exe , right mouse -> block it
i would be cool
thanks
Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software has a shell extension but I can't remember the features of it.
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17 Mar 2011   #6
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software has a shell extension but I can't remember the features of it.
Keep in mind that version FREE of mentioned by you Windows 7 Firewall Control from Sphinx Software - does NOT offer outbound protection for System/Core application which in fact does mean that files/applications/services within Windows (Windows/system) directories are unprotected by Free version of this firewall.
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