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Windows 7: Tiny firewall.....

30 Aug 2012   #11
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
Games

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Does this firewall conflict with online gaming and steam? Never heard of it but it seems interesting.

I found this about using GAMES on TinyWall article - TinyWall: The best thing since sliced bread? Ľ Daves Computer Tips


(It's at the bottom of the article in comments)



Jason Clement....July 12,2012

"...I opened multiple browsers, ftp, vpn, online games, and even did a pathping from the command prompt for good measure.. Sometimes I would need to open an application twice before it started working in Learning Mode. And after a while, it just stopped letting new applications connect.
But the fault was mine. I fell prey to the old notion of ďsetting up the firewallĒ and trying to do everything. The author designed this firewall to work ďas-you-goĒ. Donít try to do too much at once. When there is an client application you know youíll want opened, put Tiny Wall into Learning Mode, do your thing, and set it back. Rinse and repeat for your other crucial client applications. The same goes if you get into white listing by any of the methods available. Remember, itís a Firewall. Itís designed to block connections and protect your system. If youíre client app isnít connecting, well, thatís the firewall doing its job. Use the Learning Mode for a few minute and youíll be fine. Play it casual with Tiny Wall, and it will play nice with you.
It is also a good idea to read the authorís entire FAQ. Itís short and to the point. Though, as a tech, I would answer yes to wanting to know how much memory it is actually using. Task Manager may be simple, but thatís what Sysinternal tools are for.
So, yeah, Iím a fan of TinyWall. Donít get me wrong, thereís nothing wrong with using commercial firewalls. If youíve paid for yours, and itís setup and working for you Ė great. But if you want something light weight, easy to use, yet still robust, TinyWall should be on your short list.
And yes, itís free. But that man and this app deserve every donation he gets. Thanks for TinyWall, Karoly. And the writeup is very well done Jim..."









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30 Aug 2012   #12
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Yeah I been testing it and it's pretty darn good. For the games all i had to do was add them to the white list on tinywall and then it would let the connection in. Also it passes the shieldsup firewall test with not letting anything through Just have to add stuff that needs to access the net to the white list,it detected steam,windows update, my browsers,so it was already added but i had to add my games and ccleaner and malwarebytes and ccc so it could update to the whitelist,along with some other programs i use. It's good mate,so far i'm considering leaving it on my machine. Was a little skeptical at first because some reviews said it was hard to use and learn but i found it pretty easy and not to hard to navigate through it,maybe it's because it's a newer version and the comments were from quiet some time ago. So far liking it and not having any problems yet. Even gives options in the whitelist to make it be there permanent or only for a certain amount of time like a couple hours or even 30 to 5mins open only and then it closes the connection to it, pretty neat program. Oh yea i forgot to mention,I have my router firewall setup to not accept pings and it blocked them but before it would let a couple connections in anyways but with this firewall everything gets blocked.


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02 Sep 2012   #13
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried both download links & used the MD5 and SHA1 hash check provided by the authors website to verify the download. No match. I'll be happy to try this firewall if I can get a download that has a valid hash check, I've never used the hosting sites they link to so I'll wait for a valid hash check. I checked Tinywalls site but see no way to notify them of this issue (of course I may have missed seeing a way).
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02 Sep 2012   #14
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
Tiny Wall

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
I've tried both download links & used the MD5 and SHA1 hash check provided by the authors website to verify the download. No match. I'll be happy to try this firewall if I can get a download that has a valid hash check, I've never used the hosting sites they link to so I'll wait for a valid hash check. I checked Tinywalls site but see no way to notify them of this issue (of course I may have missed seeing a way).

Try this site, top of page, 'Download'


TinyWall - A free, lightweight and non-intrusive firewall

or

Download TinyWall






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03 Sep 2012   #15
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Got it. MD5 hash matched.

Thanks.
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20 Mar 2014   #16
Chuckamundo

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey, tried to do a install on the current ver & NOT! Wouldn't unpack TinyWall v2.1.4 from their site. Damn-it!!! Yes, I have .Net framework v4.0 installed on the OS.
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20 Mar 2014   #17
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
Tinywall

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chuckamundo View Post
Hey, tried to do a install on the current ver & NOT! Wouldn't unpack TinyWall v2.1.4 from their site. Damn-it!!! Yes, I have .Net framework v4.0 installed on the OS.


Did you try this site?

Download TinyWall


Click on the- Download TinyWall 2.1 here in the middle of the page.









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21 Mar 2014   #18
Chuckamundo

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acme12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chuckamundo View Post
Hey, tried to do a install on the current ver & NOT! Wouldn't unpack TinyWall v2.1.4 from their site. Damn-it!!! Yes, I have .Net framework v4.0 installed on the OS.


Did you try this site?

Download TinyWall


Click on the- Download TinyWall 2.1 here in the middle of the page.









Ok, dl & installing. Oh ya, have Win7 enabled and operational, found 2 Malware files on system messing it up, also added a couple of missing services using a couple of reg key files. Hhmmm, Tiny is finished installing, brb.
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22 Mar 2014   #19
Chuckamundo

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well Tiny bought the farm after install issues & then 7 shut it down after it started having a case of the stupids. Good idea but disfuctional on my system, conclusion, deleted (oh and does NOT come with a uninstaller AND 7's Programs and Features could not uninstall / had issues) with Revo. Done. Now am using PCTools v7 after I found malware screwing up Windows 7's firewall, so removed malware with Windows bug finder & 7's wall works NO PROBLEM (used some of Brinks tutorials short-cut, enable/disable, add to list, etc). But I like PCTools 7, does in / out. Problem(s) solved.
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