One has to agree the built- in Firewall im Windows 7 is not worst and is quite capable of defending intruders from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet.
But the only problem is it lacks user control or proper UI/ interface to customize the firewall. So many users had a habit of disabling the built-in Firewall and approaches to third-party Firewall.Here is software called ‘Windows 7 Firewall Control’ which will fix this issue and provides control over Windows 7 firewall.
Windows 7 Firewall Control is a light weight freeware which converts yours windows firewall in to fully functional firewall without installing third-party kernel drivers. It just provides an interface to control and customize your windows firewall settings.
The Windows 7 Firewall Control is very aggressive on installing the app, by default it will start blocking incoming and outgoing connections. When ever a program try to access network you will see alarm pop-ups and you have to specify whether you allow it or not. So once you specify rules to a program, then it won’t bother you again.
Windows 7 Firewall control (Features) :
- Designed for Windows 7 & Vista
- Decreases expenses of mobile/satellite connections
- Zone based network permissions management
- Integration with Window Explorer for direct access permission management
- Instant notifications of blocked activity
- Special editions for portable devices (USB flash/HDD drives, iPod etc)
- Protection from incoming and outgoing threats
- External network connection (firewall/router) box support
- Automatic network connection box detection/management
- External/worldwide access to selected local application
- Port Forwarding management
- Automatic Port Forwarding-to-applications synchronization
- Simplicity of operation
- Per-application security settings
- Group zone and application network access permission management
- IPv6 support
Download Windows 7 Firewall Control
Download : Windows 7 Firewall Control (32 bit systems)
Download Windows 7 Firewall Control (64 bit systems)
Also it is available as portable edition you can download it from here.
Not me. I’m sticking to Windows Firewall after I found out that a security suite’s firewall reduced my downloading to only 20kbps from the usual 60kbps. No more 3rd party firewall for me.
This free version is very limited,and full pro version cost 29.95,easiest way to buy advanced firewall product for this money or got a free standalone product,and do not use optional Windows firewall with this addon 🙂
Why not just install Comodo v.5 ? Its fantastic and I really feel secure when online.
Comodo Firewall Free that is…..