Windows 7 Firewall Control

Windows 7 Firewall Control

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    115,230
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    78
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
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4 stars

"Basic firewall that works"

November 14, 2010  |  By LongHorn204

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

Simple interface; 64-bit application; works fine with 64-bit Windows 7

Cons

Setup can be somewhat tricky

Summary

I installed it after getting tired with ZoneAlarm pop-ups on start up offering to upgrade to pro version. First I installed it when my Firefox was up; it blocked my internet access completely, and I couldn't even restart Firefox, after I shut it down it was still running on the background. Only after I reinstalled the firewall with no web applications running, it started working. No problems since, it does what it's supposed to do.

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2 stars

"Mediocre at best"

August 15, 2010  |  By AdrianPH

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

It provides you with an interface where you can (SOMETIMES) allow/deny programs.

Cons

Sadly it all too frequently does nothing when a new application tries to run. Adobe updater,Opera widgets and many other apps have been rendered useless as this blocks them but fails to notify or give a choice of action.

Summary

Could be a good aplication, I ran it for a monh on 2 machines but have now got so fed up with it the un nstaller was run ........ now my programs and updaters work again.

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5 stars

"HAS WORKED GREAT FOR VISTA & WINDOWS 7"

June 13, 2010  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

Runs silently in the background. Can be used along with your regular firewall and will not slow down your computer. I run it along with Comodo Firewall. It is not annoying like some firewalls.

Cons

NONE- have been using it for quite a while with no problems

Summary

Love this firewall

Updated on Sep 11, 2010

Great firewall. I have been using versions of this for years and it always works great. 5 stars!!

Updated on Apr 23, 2011

I APPRECIATE A COUPLE OF REPLIES I HAVE RECEIVED WARNING ME THAT I CAN'T RUN TWO FIREWALLS AT THE SAME TIME BUT YOU CAN. THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE FIREWALLS WEBSITE:
Windows 7 Firewall Control and the Built-in Firewall
Windows7FirewallControl is based on Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), the security core of Windows7/Vista/2008 completely and does not install any third party kernel drivers. The Built-in Firewall is based on the same WFP as well. The both products work independently entirely. You can switch the Built-in Firewall ON or OFF at your option due to complete product independence.

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5 stars

"Actually Makes Windows Firewall Useable"

May 29, 2010  |  By scarper86

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

Easy way to control what programs you want to allow or deny access to the Internet using the Windows Firewall that already comes with your operating system.

Cons

It's not as fully featured as some other programs.

Summary

Windows Firewall is a great 2-way firewall but its interface is ridiculously and unecessarily complicated. It also doesn't pop-up a warning when a new program tries to access the internet like other firewalls such as ZoneAlarm. But since Windows firewall already comes with your operating system, and it is lightweight and effective, then Windows 7 Firewall Control is a welcome addition that finally makes it easy to use Windows Firewall to control exactly which programs you want to allow or deny access. This alone would make it worthwhile for most people. The first time a program tries to access the interent, a popup dialog box prompts you to allow or deny the connection and asks whether you want this choice to be permanent or just this one time.

The program also provides an easy click to instantly disable all connections to the internet whic can be useful for security reasons.

There is a plus edition for those who require more features, but the basic feature set of the free version is more than enough to finally make the Windows 7 Firewall easy to use. Highly recommended.

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2 stars

"Easy to use and free but limiting if you are an IT Pro"

May 13, 2010  |  By Juxtapose

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

This product is free, and it does what it says on the box, restricts and allows programs as they pop up. It is easy to use, beginners will enjoy this.

Cons

If you are downloading this you are probably looking for more. This firewall is simplistic and similar to a built in Windows Firewall, it cannot allow or block specific ports, you need the paid version for that.

Summary

This product does work, there is no spyware or anything like that, however if you are downloading this product you are probably ready to move past the functionality of the firewall inside Windows to something more and this is not the answer, it is a replacement for the in built Windows Firewall not an improvement. I would reccomend trying Zone Alarm instead.

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5 stars

"Works Great"

May 01, 2010  |  By Mister C

 |  Version: Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5

Pros

Like Free Zone Alarm used to be.

Cons

None - none - none :)

Summary

Wish it worked with 2K, I would replace Zone Alarm in a flash.

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General
Publisher SphinxSoftware
Publisher web site http://www.sphinx-soft.com
Release Date April 16, 2010
Date Added April 16, 2010
Version 3.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.91MB
File Name Windows10FirewallControl-Setup-i386.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,230
Downloads Last Week 78
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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