In Review :
Private Firewall is freeware. It is a proactive multi-layer security solution, offering behaviour blocking technology alongside standard firewall protection. Using Behavioral-based Monitoring, it features zero-hour virus, spyware, and malware protection, process and application security, and registry protection, just to name a few.
It is definitely a feature-packed firewall/HIPS solution.
Training mode allows all actions within a 180-second interval, which is ideal for installing or running programs for the first time.
It is also possible to set different security levels for the Internet and the Network.
Various levels of protection (High, Low, and Custom) can be separately specified for
Internet Access and Network Security (ie. file and printer sharing).
ipfilterX Blocklist usage :
>You have two options allow/block ip:s/domain in OA: 1. 2. If you use the blacklist file.
Just put in the ip as all others at the bottom and save it before applying it.
TinyWall is a lightweight firewall solution that works with
the built-in Windows Firewall. After installation,
it starts running quietly in the background, as indicated by the tray icon.
All the program features can be accessed by clicking once on the tray icon;
there is no ‘main window’ interface.
From the pop-up menu, the user can also view and select, among others,
the operating mode,total network activity, adding application/process exceptions,
and accessing the Firewall Settings dialog.
An application exceptions section also allows the user to specify applications
that are allowed to communicate with the network.
There is also a ‘Detect’ feature where the program will try to detect known applications,
or the user can elect to manually add applications.
Furthermore, TinyWall is able to recognize associated processes with the same application.
For example, if you have a program that has more than one process,
adding the first process will result in the program also offering to whitelist
the second related process as well. Needless to say this is very useful
for those applications that have more than one process.
It should be noted that when adding an exception to the list,
the default settings are ‘Unrestricted UDP and TCP traffic’.
Depending on the nature of the program it may be necessary to restrict it to
‘Outgoing only’ to offer maximum security.
The special exceptions tab allows the user to specify more advanced settings;
specifically, allowing the user to select which system services to allow/block.
It is recommended to leave it as is unless there’s something you really want to change.
Lightweight basic firewall; simple yet effective.
Non-intrusive program with no pop-ups. Ability to recognize associated processes
when whitelisting programs. This program could be a good choice for those
not familiar with computers, as it does not require advanced knowledge to use.
No user dialog; everything is accessed from the pop-up menu.
Not necessarily a bad thing, but may be different compared to what most are used to.
Cannot select where to install the program.
Requires .NET framework