Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista have already a built-in default, free and powerfull firewalls, but unfortunately, they lack a simple interface to define own simple rules and can be difficult sometimes to configure them the right way. Windows Firewall Control is a nifty little application developed to provide quick access to the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall. It sits in the system tray and allows user to control the Windows Firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the specific part of the Firewall. Options to enable or disable firewall, access Windows Firewall and its Advanced Security are all given in the system tray right-click context menu. It extends the default functionality of the native firewall by integrating the program into the context menu of the executable files and by showing to the user the notifications of outgoing blocked connections. This is the best tool to manage the native firewall in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Windows Firewall Control offers access to four filtering modes, each with their own status icon in system tray, and different functionality:
- High Filtering - All outgoing connections are blocked. Neither of programs can not initiate outgoing connections. This setting blocks all attempts to connect
- Improved: the program logic and some obsolete methods.
- Fixed: "Learning Mode" not working for swedish localisation.
Windows Firewall Control requires to run .NET Framework version 2.0 which is already installed by default in newer versions of Windows.
Designed for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, this program runs on all versions, including with Service Packs.
Compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Before using this software make sure that \"Windows Firewall\", \"TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper\" and \"Workstation\" services are not disabled.