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Downloads:

5,434

Downloads of v 6.8.2.0:

811

Last Update:

11 May 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Alexandru Dicu

Tags:

windowsfirewallcontrol Windows Firewall Control WFC binisoft malwarebytes

windowsfirewallcontrol (Install)

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6.8.2.0 | Updated: 11 May 2022

Downloads:

5,434

Downloads of v 6.8.2.0:

811

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Alexandru Dicu

windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.8.2.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install windowsfirewallcontrol (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade windowsfirewallcontrol (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall windowsfirewallcontrol (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade windowsfirewallcontrol -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade windowsfirewallcontrol -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install windowsfirewallcontrol
  win_chocolatey:
    name: windowsfirewallcontrol
    version: '6.8.2.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'windowsfirewallcontrol' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.8.2.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller windowsfirewallcontrol
{
    Name     = "windowsfirewallcontrol"
    Version  = "6.8.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'windowsfirewallcontrol':
  ensure   => '6.8.2.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 May 2022.

Description

Windows Firewall Control - Managing Windows Firewall is now easier than ever

Program Overview

Windows Firewall Control is a powerful tool which extends the functionality of
Windows Firewall and provides new extra features which makes Windows Firewall
better. It runs in the system tray and allows the user to control the native
firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the specific part
of the firewall. This is the best tool to manage the native firewall from
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016, Server 2012. Windows Firewall Control offers
four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click:

High Filtering - All outbound and inbound connections are blocked. This profile
blocks all attempts to connect to and from your computer.
Medium Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are blocked.
Only the programs that you allow can initiate outbound connections.
Low Filtering - Outbound connections that do not match a rule are allowed. The
user can block the programs he doesn't want to allow initiating outbound connections.
No Filtering - Windows Firewall is turned off. Avoid using this setting unless
you have another firewall running on your computer.

Windows Firewall Control doesn't do any packet filtering and does not block or
allow any connection. This is done by Windows Firewall itself based on the
existing firewall rules.
Program Features

√ Notifications of outbound blocked connections.
√ Learning mode that automatically allows digitally signed programs.
√ Create temporary rules which are automatically deleted when they expire or on
program restart.
√ Intuitive user interface which is easy accessible through a system tray icon.
√ Full support with standard user accounts. Elevated privileges are required
only at installation.
√ Disable the ability of other programs to tamper Windows Firewall rules and state.
√ Integrated support of creating, modifying and deleting Window Firewall rules.
√ Multiple and easier ways of creating new rules in Windows Firewall.
√ Lock feature which can disable the access to the settings of the program and
Windows Firewall.
√ Shell integration into the right click context menu of the executable files.
√ Automatically display invalid rules for programs that do not exist any more.
√ Possibility to find and display duplicate firewall rules.
√ Merge multiple similar rules or duplicate existing ones.
√ View recently allowed and blocked connections and create new rules from the
Security log.
√ Import and export of partial sets of rules.
√ Protection to unauthorized uninstallation.
√ Possibility to restore previous settings at uninstallation.
√ Global hot keys are supported and various shortcut keys are available.
√ Integrated multi language support in 29 languages.
√ And many, many more. Just try it out.

System Requirements

√ Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 or a newer version.
√ Compatible with all x86 and x64 versions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2016,
Server 2012.
√ Windows Firewall service is required to be enabled for Windows Firewall Control to run.
√ DNS Client service is required to be enabled for the notifications to work properly.

Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue

Support the package maintainer and Patreon


tools\chocolateybeforemodify.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
Start-Process 'sc.exe' -Verb "runas" -ArgumentList 'stop wfcs'
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url            = 'https://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc6setup.exe'
$checksum       = 'd125c0eeca6b8dcbbc00811aa5f24cf75514e0d0dc4ff32e4a7745beb5b5000b'
$checksumType   = 'sha256'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = $checksumType
  File          = "$toolsDir\wfcsetup.exe"
  silentArgs    = '-i -c'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = 'Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control*'
}

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
if ($key -and $key.Count -ge 1) {
    $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = '-u -c'
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\wfcsetup.exe.ignore
 

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.8.1.0 416 Sunday, March 6, 2022 Approved
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.4.0.0 2167 Monday, August 17, 2020 Approved
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.3.0.1 84 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Approved
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.3.0.0 543 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Approved
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 6.0.2.0 1091 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Approved
windowsfirewallcontrol (Install) 5.4.0.0 322 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Approved

Software

https://www.binisoft.org/changelog.txt

Package

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