Windows Firewall Control

Windows Firewall Control 4.7

It lets you control the Windows firewall with ease
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Even though it's an undeniably handy utility, the Windows default firewall is still rather complicated to properly control and configure, especially for inexperienced users. For this reason, the neat Windows Firewall Control tool has been created.

Windows Firewall Control is an easy-to-use and effective program that lets you access and control the main functions of the Windows firewall with ease.

Changing the filtering level can be done quickly and easily, just by selecting the preferred one from the menu shortcuts offered by the tray icon of the program. Though there are four default filtering modes, the program still allows creating, modifying and deleting Window Firewall rules as you like.

The four filtering modes include 'High Filtering' mode which blocks all connections, 'Medium Filtering' that blocks the outbound connections that do not match a rule, 'Low Filtering' that allows the outbound connections that do not match a rule but enables users to block programs that he or she doesn't want to initiate outbound connections, and 'No Filtering' mode which actually turns off the Windows Firewall completely.

Another cool thing about Windows Firewall Control is the fact that it will disable the ability of other programs to add Windows Firewall rules and exceptions, increasing the security of your system. There's even a “Lock” feature that can block access to settings of the program and of the Windows Firewall. Furthermore, it allows creating temporary rules which are automatically deleted when they expire or on program restart.

To sum it all up, Windows Firewall Control is a really handy tool that offers a more flexible and convenient manner of managing the Windows Firewall. It's clearly deserving at least a try.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports 4 default filtering modes
  • Rules can be created and managed with ease
  • Easy-to-use interface

Cons

  • Notifications are available only for registered users
  • Temporary rules can be created and used only by registered users
  • The interface cannot be customized
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