I first used the free version of glasswire a long time ago, but it’s mostly for the notifications that I used it, the actual firewall was somewhat useless. A few months later I decided to try out the premium version of Windows Firewall Control (WFC) because it had a little more control of the firewall. I was able to see all of my rules, create new ones, based on filters and such, but it still isn’t exactly what I’d expect a firewall to do.
Around a year later, I got ESET nod32 for my Anti-Virus, just to try out, and it’s firewall turned out to be pretty advanced, to the point where I just stopped using everything and stuck with that. It’s still not exactly a very good firewall, and either way, I ended up uninstalling ESET for it’s lack of protection control. Today I fired GlassWire back up to recap what I was disappointed about. Here are a few things I think glasswire needs! and if they are already a thing, please tell me where they are.
- the firewall cannot block specific IP addresses on a specific program, Obviously this is a biggy, because if my file is infected, I don’t want to shut down the entire process, I’d rather just shut down the issue.
- Lacks a usability when it comes to creating rules. I’d actually like to create firewall rules, and WFC was handy in that sense, and a reason why I quit Glasswire, but they are both still not exactly powerful firewalls.
-More Threatening detection, such as ARP attacks, and TCP-ACK. One thing I noticed with ESET, was it’s power to detect many threats, including botnets, and many protocols. It’s such a shame GlassWire lacks all of these amazing features, because the interface is really nice.