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  • 2.0 stars

    "Maybe I am to much novice"

    July 1, 2014  |   By poulstaun

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 6.1.9.53

    Pros

    Maybe its good maybe its not.

    Cons

    I simply did not understand what it did--and it wanted me to do. So i fellt to unsecure to use it. I do no longer have it

    Summary

    It was setup in a manor that was not understandable to me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Makes firewall setup easy and fast ."

    September 8, 2013  |   By salesalex

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.2.18.33

    Pros

    -2MB installation file
    -uses just 10MB Ram
    -does not slow down the system or internet
    -it uses default firewall and makes it very easy to configure
    -passes all leak tests I have tried (after I blocked IE).

    Cons

    useless optional programs in cnet-installer, I am tired of unchecking them so I downloaded program from their main site

    Summary

    -This is easiest program to control default windows firewall .
    -There is also a version for winXP with a funny name ''Windows 7 firewall control for XP'' and it works excellent on XP3 and has the same features .

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  • 1.0 stars

    "INSTALLS MAL-WARE - SHAME ON CNET!"

    April 8, 2013  |   By promytius

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.1.7.69

    Pros

    IT downloads and BOY does it install! three different malwares, all FREE!
    Mal-ware free - my assets...

    Cons

    IT DESTROYED my ability to create FOLDERS! It snuck in "SECUREVAULT" which is Mal-ware, and "Whitesnake" which is mal-ware.
    CNET is the big con here! SHAME ON YOU!

    Summary

    I was rebuilding after a rootkit; I selected this program by accident, I thought it was another one. Now I have to start reinstalling all over again, because I can't use my computer any more as this TERRIBLE BAD set of sneaky downloads has RUINED it again!
    I really hate this! Twi days of rebuilding destroyed by CNET!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fantastic program"

    February 22, 2013  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.1.7.69

    Pros

    -lightweight and easy to use
    -gives me control of outbound programs
    -doesn't affect stability of system (b/c its written in same programing language as native windows firewall). in my experiance with firewalls, they eventually conflict due to driver, or have stability issues. this one seems immune to those problems.
    -can easily block a program and unblock it for quick updates, etc.
    -loads fast

    Cons

    nothing as of yet.

    Summary

    i have used it for a couple years now and have never had a problem. i use windows 7 64 bit. i have tried all other freeware firewalls and eventually had conflicts or stability issues and/or crashes. this one is native windows and works excellent.

    Updated on Feb 22, 2013

    program was updated and is now slightly different. still seems to work great. but has more options (some of which are for paid version). not a big deal. just use allow or disallow (block) function and turn off recommended check box. these functions are all you need.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple, lite, and very effective."

    February 17, 2013  |   By Sandal25

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.1.7.69

    Pros

    -I have 0 complaints.
    -It blocks EVERYTHING that the stand-alone windows 7 firewall does not detect!
    -Has blocked many viruses and ads from attempting to connect to the internet.

    Cons

    -It does its purpose.

    Summary

    I actually do not get any trial-version prompts or messages.
    This thing functions like the full version, if it does not through CNET, then Google another link. I am not using the full or pirated version - but so far its been running flawlessly w/o prompts.

    Trial version does not give you the option to block system processes from accessing the internet, but "most" of these don't need monitoring anyway.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Incessant "Register" window pop-up"

    January 20, 2013  |   By NonnaYobizness

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.1.7.69

    Pros

    Functions like ZoneAlarm to block outgoing traffic

    Cons

    Pops up a "register" window every few minutes. Apparently the way to register a free program is to pay $30 for a license key.

    Summary

    You get what you pay for.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Total Junk"

    November 25, 2012  |   By mrkildare

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 5.1.7.69

    Pros

    none that i could find

    Cons

    it installed 2 browser add ons that i did not ask for. it highjacked my home page on 3 of my browsers. it blocked everything and would not allow anything through, even after clicking on enable all. it wasted my time having to get rid of the junk that it put on. i.e. funmode toolbars and wejam search bars.i was very dissapointed with the software, and very dissapointed with cnet for putting such rubbish on their site for download.

    Summary

    if you are thinking of putting this software on your computer, i have one word of advice for you. DON'T !

    i would have given it no stars, but i have to give it at least one in order to post this review.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "You'll want to Strangle The Author!!!"

    November 2, 2012  |   By Lostinspaceman

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 3.0

    Pros

    It indeed BLOCKS EVERYTHING! Small foot print. Easy to install. Low memory usage.

    Cons

    IT INDEED BLOCKS EVERYTHING! To the point of not allowing programs you've already given exceptions to to access the internet on a daily basis. I currently have FIVE (5) exception entries for Outlook and Firefox and it just asked me to allow them both AGAIN! Notification sound is annoying as hell and the first thing you'll disable!

    Summary

    You thought Windows UAC was annoying? You haven't met Windows 7 Firewall Control!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very nice, easy to use firewall."

    July 9, 2011  |   By natakuc4

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 4.1

    Pros

    Easy to use.
    XP/Vista and 7 version compatible.
    Light on system resources.
    Four options allow/block/incoming only/outgoing only.
    Apply once/Apply always (Apply) option.
    Effective firewall.

    Cons

    Application Detection Sound scared the life out of me when I first used it.
    But the main disadvantage is like most firewalls, first time configuration, you will get several prompts, you may have to run a program twice.

    Summary

    This firewall by default blocks all programs that access the internet, you need to click the enable prompt on the first run of the program (if you want it to access) and maybe close and open the program again. Once its configured its fine but a day of patience is needed. Using a firewall also educates the average user to what is running.

    In settings "Windows 7 Taskbar Integration", I think is pointless and I prefer it to use the icon in the tray. The log balloon is sometimes also annoying (if you have blocked some programs), I disabled this setting also.

    Conclusion: Its light on system resources, a definite must have if running Windows XP, an upgrade for Vista/7 (as their firewalls are better than the XP one). Recommended to use in conjunction with Microsoft Security Essentials and an up to date web browser for an effective, free security solution.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stalled system"

    December 27, 2010  |   By jaded_lady

    Version: Windows 8 Firewall Control 4.0

    Pros

    Would not advise

    Cons

    Stalled IE to a crawl and would not let me change my folders in gmail. For expamle I was in my trash folder and tried to return to inbox folder and IE stalled and would not process request. Cnet also stalled and would not process request.

    Summary

    Terrrible for Win 7 64 Bit systme

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