Windows Firewall Control : Latest

Windows Firewall Control : Latest

Windows Firewall Control

Windows Firewall Control is a tool that provides fast access to the Windows Firewall settings and enhances functionality by letting you manage networking rules for each application. It mainly caters to experienced users, such as network administrators.

Quick access from the tray icon

Once initialized, the app creates an icon in the system tray area and allows you to select the security profile, ranging from no filtering (turns off Windows Firewall) to high filtering mode (blocks all inbound and outbound connections).

Thorough management of application connections

When it comes to rules management, you can allow or deny access to any application, disable, delete it from the list or create a duplicate. The list shows names, groups, programs, locations, statuses, actions, directions, locate and remote ports, remote addresses, protocols, and services.

Populate permission lists with custom apps

It is possible to sort items by status or direction (inbound, outbound, all, user-created), use a search function, view recently blocked programs, as well as switch to a simplified viewing mode for enabling and disabling program access, as well as for adding a new app to the list.

Rich settings to work with

Windows Firewall Control features a control panel where you can make additional tweaks. You can integrate the tool into the Explorer context menu, set it to autorun at startup, disable other programs from adding firewall rules, activate global hotkeys for the control panel and rules management area, adjust the frame’s hue, import and export rules, as well as access some Windows tools (Firewall with Advanced Security, Command Prompt, Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Windows Registry).

To end with

All in all, the application has a fair reaction speed and works smoothly, without causing any problems to the OS. It quickly applies rule changes. Windows Firewall Control is an excellent utility for a better control over Windows Firewall options, especially when it comes to setting up rules for each program.

Changes in

  • Improved: There are updaters which use a .tmp file to update their installations. From WFC is now possible to create firewall rules for *.tmp files.
  • Improved: The update dialog which is displayed when a new version of WFC is available can’t be moved and if the taskbar is set to auto hidde, the dialog is displayed out of the screen. The update dialog can be moved now by the user.
  • Improved: The authorized groups list height is not fixed anymore and will expand with the window size so that the user can see more entries in the list.
  • Improved: Added support for “@” keyword in the authorized groups. If this keyword is added as an authorized group name, Windows 10 rules with @{} names will not be deleted anymore by the Secure Rules feature.
  • Fixed: Setting the direction to “Outbound and inbound” when editing a the details of a new rule in the notification dialog does not create the inbound rule





Windows Firewall Control : Latest

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