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Editors' Review

by   / June 02, 2014

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.10

Fix accidentally introduced dependency on .Net 4.8.

General

Publisher Karoly Pados
Publisher web site http://tinywall.pados.hu
Release Date July 19, 2019
Date Added July 22, 2019
Version 2.1.10

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

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File Size 1.15MB
File Name click.php

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Total Downloads 24,560
Downloads Last Week 4

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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