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TinyWall

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    15,977
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    78
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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A firewall controller utility developed by Karoly Pados, TinyWall improves the operation of the default Windows firewall and effectively blocks Trojans, viruses, and worms. It's largely based on application whitelisting picked by its corresponding executable, process, or window.

Pros

Robust: TinyWall does not install its own kernels but cleverly adds some very robust features and protection to your Windows firewall by initially blocking practically everything and then creating exceptions. Even after we deactivated it, it reactivated itself after a computer restart.

No pop-up messages: Taking a cue from the default Windows firewall, TinyWall does away with those extremely annoying diversions. Plus, you do not have to understand anything about DLL files, ports, or other technical details to use this app effectively.

Updates: For a utility developed by a single person, it is surprising to have updates, although admittedly cloud functionality is a much more immediate way to respond to new threats.

Cons

Learning mode is not foolproof: When entering Autolearn mode you must be absolutely certain that your computer has no malware; otherwise it will unavoidably be whitelisted by the firewall and not detected at all. It kind of beats the logic of having protection in the first place.

Manual unblocking: We had to manually whitelist Firefox, Skype, and Dropbox. Even though this is done only once for every application, popular applications should be whitelisted by default.

Bottom Line

TinyWall increases the control you have over the default Windows firewall and enhances its level of protection. It requires very limited user input and does away with all the irritating messages and pop-ups. We highly recommended this well-made app.

 
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5 stars

"Love This Firewall"

September 17, 2015  |  By boxturtle4

2015-09-17 21:45:29  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: TinyWall 2.1

Pros

Can be used along with the built in Windows firewall.
Simple & easy to configure & use.
Tiny footprint.
No slow down of the computer.
No popups!

Cons

No cons for this program.

Summary

Download and put in auto learn if don't want to make alot of decisions then switch back to normal.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Version 2.1 incorporates a large number of stability, usability and security enhancements, as well as improves support for Windows 8.
  • All previously reported issues fixed.
  • Removed automatic network zone switching.
  • Enhanced support for Windows 8 and Metro applications.
  • Multi-user/multi-session support.
  • New Dutch, German, Hungarian, Spanish and Russian translations.
  • Better authenticode verification support.
  • Improved startup performance.
  • Ability to disable global shortcuts, as well as numerous other usability enhancements.
A more detailed log of changes can be found at http://tinywall.pados.hu/changelog.txt .
General
Publisher Karoly Pados
Publisher web site http://tinywall.pados.hu
Release Date July 04, 2013
Date Added July 08, 2013
Version 2.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
Download Information
File Size 1.11MB
File Name TinyWallInstaller.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,977
Downloads Last Week 78
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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