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Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 12735
Change Set: 32347
Released: Mar 23, 2014
Updated: Mar 23, 2014 by Wokhan
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application WFN 1.9.0
application, 159K, uploaded Mar 23, 2014 - 12735 downloads

Release Notes

This minor update includes:
- new layout and animations for the Notifier popup.
- modifications to allow using Windows's high contrast mode (and alike) for people suffering from eye disorders (Chuck, this is YOUR release ;-) ).

Thank you for your support :-)

Reviews for this release

I'd like to thank you for your efforts. You added a missing piece in windows security. it would be amazing if you add the following features: - Minimize the console to system tray - In Rules view: Select multiple rules and apply some actions (such as enable these rules our disable them, allow or deny ... etc.) - in Rules view: Sort rules by clicking on column head.
by eshafei on Sep 2, 2014 at 3:14 AM
Hi, You're welcome! I'll add what you're asking for (no ETA, though, as I don't have that much time to work on it). Have a nice day
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Great piece of software ;) Thanks!!!!
by Ardipa on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:59 PM
Hi, thank you! :-)
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM
It's been really nice to have just a plug in to the built-in firewall instead of encumbering my system with some third party bloat. My only complaint is that I keep getting pop-ups for "Host Process for Windows Services" and "System" after waking from sleep or power up my laptop. I'm running Windows 7 x64. After a few minutes it tends to settle down. The Host Process pop-up always seems to be for Network Location Awareness and it's local port is always changing. If that helps at all. Both this version and the new beta have the same problem.
by nonarkitten on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Hi, Thanks for your review. Yes this issue is really annoying, and I'm still searching for a reliable solution (will find one, eventually). Keep in touch :)
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM
All in all, does what it should: It prevents programs from phoning home in the most lightweight manner possible. Nevertheless, with 1.9.0, the "recurring popup syndrome & firewall rule multiplication" got worse than with 1.8.0 on my Win Pro x64. Although this must be the most cited problem with WFN since 1.6.x, it still isn't fixed for good. Therefore, 1 star less than Excellent. And don't you forget that WFN is free before complaining! :)
by DeFrEnT on Apr 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Thank you for your review and sorry for the delay :-) I'm aware of that bug and tried different implementations but in some cases, Windows firewall is the one to blame (it still creates a log entry, which then triggers WFN, while it shouldn't). Of course my code is not perfect, and I guess it's partly faulty as well, but as of now I did not find a reason for this behavior. Did you try the newer beta? Thanks
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Aug 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Alert dialog is not displayed when blocking occurs. Had to restore Windows Firewall defaults.
by bugmenot2 on Feb 24, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Thanks very much Wokhan. I think your WFN is great work, it really does help those who cannot be bothered to go through WF.msc themselves, as in too much effort. Also I like that it extends on the WF, thus allowing to im/export rules, very handy indeed! I have just been trying it out shortly, so I will look more into it as time goes by, using 1.9.2 beta. One thing that I would also like, but asking in a nice way :) compared to the useless comment of q00u..., is to have the option to default to more details for the popups - I like details :D Also ability to copy the IP would be great / whois. Great work, thanks very much!
by kaefers on Oct 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM
Hi, Thank you for your feedback, I'll implement what you asked for when possible (working on other projects as of now :-/). Have a nice day!
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM
The new interface is abysmal. Have to click Advanced in order to see ANY information on what wants access (default winder literally only says "Windows firewall has blocked an outgoing connection" and nothing else). Can't move it out of the way of what's behind it (I don't want to minimize it, I want to keep it open but NOT IN THE WAY), can't X to close it without action. Full of new bugs somehow. Doesn't save settings properly, pops up constantly, can't remember what it's told. 1.8 had problems too, but not as bad as this. 1.9 is a dramatic step downward from 1.8. "Upgrade" at your own risk.
by q00u on Jun 11, 2014 at 12:28 AM
Default notification tells you what program tried to connect, which is enough for many users (you're the only one complaining, by the way). You could have asked for a movable window instead of whining, it would have taken minutes to implement, but I don't like the tone of your review, so you won't get anything. Well, you can still download the source code and create your own fork, but I bet you don't understand how hard it can be to create a non-invasive (from an implementation point of view) firewall extender. Did you try the new beta? It may solve some bugs here and there. I don't see any "risk" downloading this version or the next, you don't like, you don't use, it will not kill your computer anyway.
Reply by Wokhan (N/A) on Aug 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM