once again a program won't install, in this case a flash update. says it can't connect. I suspect it is firewall blocking it, and wfn not notifying so that I can give permission. I tried making a firewall rule connected to the flash install.exe
but that didn't help. I don't know if that is the program name that is trying for connection.
The installer is probably extracting files to a temporary folder, and running from there, so making a rule for the downloaded .exe won't work. Is this the Adobe Flash web installer? I'll try that myself, to see why WFN isn't handling it correctly.
somehow wfn loses the notification settings. like it slips into blocking silently (or something like that)
This setting is not stored by WFN, but by Windows. If it's magically changing, you need to run an anti-malware scan. Rather, I think WFN is not parsing the firewall rules correctly and is incorrectly coming to the conclusion that there's a rule for the Flash
installer. I assume you're running V2.0 Alpha 12?
2017/03/30 17:11:26 - new admin [False] - [WARNING] Error while loading user settings:
2017/03/30 17:11:26 - new admin [False] - [WARNING] System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Section or group name 'Wokhan.WindowsFirewallNotifier.Configuration' is already defined. Updates to this may only occur at the configuration level where it
is defined. (C:\Users\new admin\AppData\Local\Wokhan Solutions\WFN\user.config line 5)
This is probably caused by the changes in the configuration files with Alpha 11 and Alpha 12. Try deleting:
What do I have to do to remove WFN from my system? I can't get it to open.
Step one is running the DisableWFN.cmd with administrator rights. This will disable WFN's hook into the Windows Firewall, so no new Notifier's are started.
now it opens and continually gives notification of one program updating wanting permission, over and over and over. same settings. a program that as far as I can see isn't updating at all.
Good, you've found the program that is overwhelming WFN. This program is most definitely accessing the internet, and does this so often that WFN can't keep up. Hence WFN doesn't pop-up, because it's still busy trying to process all the connection attempts.
Can you tell me which program this is? I assume you tried creating an allow- or block-rule for it, but that didn't work?
problem after problem with wfn.
V2.0 is still Alpha for a reason. ;) Also, since WFN isn't a full-fletched firewall, it has limitations, and programs misbehaving like this is one situation WFN will never be able to handle gracefully, I'm afraid.