Duplicate entries have not been fixed for me at all, I have done several re-installs of GlassWire with and without the Clean Install option in the installer and with and without resetting the firewall, nothing will work. This has been happening since 2.0 came out.
This happens on both my Desktop and my Laptop.
It does this for literally every application that has a network connection and eventually I have to wait for the inactive apps section to fill up after a long time to clear them out in bulk or else I would have to clear out the list my self, with no indication of what one is the latest non-duplicate entry.
Also when duplication happens blocked apps become un-blocked, e.g. if program.exe is blocked (Red Fire) then next time I reboot and program.exe has a connection it shows up both as blocked (Red Fire) and as a new entry (Gray Fire) but it is not blocked at all, even if the first entry is blocked, this has the possibility of being a security risk.
This leads to an unnecessarily massive list of applications in the firewall tab and alert spam.
The version, hash, name, and path of the applications do not change whatsoever.
It seems like most of the time there is a maximum of 2 duplicate entries.
Duplicates start appearing after reboots, not during the same session.
It still happens after a clean install of GlassWire, by clean I mean any combination of the Clean Install option in the installer and/or cleaning the files and registry manually my self, or with a tool like Geek Uninstaller Portable or even IOBit Uninstaller Portable.
While I’m writing this post here are a few other issues/suggestions I would like to bring up,
- When sorting apps in the firewall tab it goes like this by default,
- Blocked (Red Fire)
- Active Connections (Flag with Hostname)
- Unblocked (Gray Fire)
That is fine, and my preferred way if having it sorted, but the issue is when sorted like that the names are going from Z-A, there currently isn’t an option to have it be in that order and have the names A-Z, or else the Blocked, Active Connections and Unblocked are scrambled, having the entire list be A-Z or Z-A
Do not move blocked applications to Inactive.
When blocking/un-blocking application do not scroll the list
Let us decide in the settings how long to wait before considering an application inactive.
Add a button/setting to scan the path of all the applications in the firewall list to see if it has been changed/moved/removed and either delete the entry or move it to inactive.