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TinyWall

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 13 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    18,220
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • 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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User Reviews
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2 stars

"More troubles than benefits"

October 22, 2016  |  By LongHorn204

2016-10-22 14:27:55  |  By LongHorn204

 |  Version: TinyWall 2.1.8

Pros

Easy to install, works with Windows firewall

Cons

Blocked antivirus updates permanently

Summary

Worked just great. For 1 day. Next day I noticed that my free AVG antivirus couldn't connect to the server to update definitions. I white listed the AVG window, update fail again. I white listed all AVG processes listed, at no effect. I went to the log and unlocked AVG entry listed as "closed", same result. Then I uninstalled Tiny Wall, that resolved the issue with AVG definition updates instantly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.8
Version 2.1.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Karoly Pados
Publisher web site http://tinywall.pados.hu
Release Date March 15, 2016
Date Added March 15, 2016
Version 2.1.8
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 1.15MB
File Name TinyWallInstaller.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,220
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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