Description:Windows Firewall Control is a nifty little application which extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides quick access to the most frequent options of Windows Firewall. It runs in the system tray and allows user to control the native firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the specific part of the firewall. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click:
High Filtering - All outbound and inbound connections are blocked. This setting blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer. Medium Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are blocked. Only programs you allow can initiate outbound connections. Low Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are allowed. The user can block the programs he doesn't want to initiate outbound connections. No Filtering - Windows Firewall is turned off. Avoid using this setting unless you have another firewall running on your computer.
Program Features √ Just one small executable file. All features are packed in the same file. √ Intuitive and easy accessible interface in the system tray. √ Full support with standard user accounts. √ Possibility to create temporary rules. √ Disable the ability of other programs to add Windows Firewall rules. √ Multiple and easier ways of creating new rules in Windows Firewall. √ Full support of creating, modifying and deleting Window Firewall rules. √ Lock feature which can disable the access to the settings of the program. √ Shell integration into the right click context menu of the executable files. √ Search for invalid rules with the possibility to delete them. √ Search for executable files through folders and create new rules in seconds. √ View recently blocked connections and create new rules from the log. √ Choose if you want the program to start at user logon. √ Import and export the settings of the program. √ Protection to unauthorized uninstallation. √ Possibility to restore previous settings at uninstallation. √ And many more. Just try it out.
What's new in version 126.96.36.199 Improved: The profile icons were updated to identify more easily the active profile. Improved: The expiration time can be set for temporary rules from the Notifications tab. The user can set the expiration time between 1 and 60 minutes. The context menu of the temporary allow button was removed and two new options are available instead. Fixed: Duplicate notifications are displayed for programs that are detected by Windows Firewall with the old 8.3 DOS paths. Fixed: ICMPv6 rules are not duplicated correctly. The ICMP type of the duplicated rule is different than the original rule. Fixed: Reimporting a partial policy file which contains rules for ICMP protocol fails. Fixed: The sorting of some columns is made for the underlying data, not for the displayed data, making the sort more like a grouping instead of a sorting.