Simplewall – Simple tool to configure Windows WFP

Simplewall is a Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which allow to configure your computer network activity. The WFP mechanism appeared in Windows Vista and still actively used by third party PC firewall and antivirus software developers to protect operating system. The main advantage with WFP is to filter traffic.

Simplewall lightweight application is less than a megabyte, and it is compatible with Windows Vista and higher operating systems. You can download either the installer or portable version. For correct working, need administrator rights.

Simplewall - Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Simplewall – Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)

Some of the features with this tool are:

  • Simple interface without annoying pop ups
  • Rules editor (create your own rules)
  • Internal blocklist rules (block Windows spy / telemetry)
  • Dropped packets information with notification and logging to a file feature (win7+)
  • Allowed packets information with logging to a file feature (win8+)
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) support (win10)
  • Windows Store support (win8+)
  • Windows services support
  • Free and open source
  • Localization support
  • IPv6 support

Latest version v3.1.1 (27 February 2020) include the following changes:

  • fixed displaying tooltips for non-existing apps in network tab (issue #422)
  • fixed wsl apps do not display names in the network tab (issue #606)
  • fixed incorrect default locale name on some systems (issue #621)
  • fixed process mitigation policy (win10rs2+) (issue #611)
  • fixed persistent dark theme (win10rs5+) (issue #609)
  • fixed update window does not close (issue #616)
  • fixed log cleanup (issue #613)
  • updated blocklist
  • fixed bugs

To activate portable mode, create simplewall.ini in application folder, or move it from %APPDATA%\Henry++\simplewall.

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall

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