This a BIG one, the network tab is enabled by default, with no option to disable it. I had installed 1.2 on two servers I have in the cloud to help me monitor which processes where consuming how much traffic and upgraded them to 2.0, only to find it does a periodic ping sweep which raised all sorts of alarms at my hosts not even two minutes after installing it. To make things worse, I couldn’t disable this feature forced. I had to immediately uninstall it. Had I been foolish enough to install it on my laptop at work (I’m a software developer), I’d have gotten in trouble immediately with IT security. Doing unauthorized network scans will get A LOT of people in trouble at work!
Still no search function for neither processes nor IP addresses. This is the single biggest feature I was waiting for to buy GlassWire.
Annual subscription model with no option to buy a perpetual license (at least not one that is easily found on the site). I wanted to buy the 10 license pack to use on my machines at home and servers in the cloud. $199 is ok for me for a one time fee, but at $99 you’re charging what Microsoft charges for the family pack of Office 365!
This is also somewhat important on a server: the dependence on wlanapi.dll. The Wlan auto config feature/service is NOT installed by default on Windows Server, nor is it needed on a machine that doesn’t have a wireless card. There shouldn’t be a hard dependence on this service.
I’ve just found this one on two machines I’ve rolled back to 1.2 after unistalling 2.0, GlassWire will stop working. The GlassWire control service would crash immediately when I start the app. Checking event viewer, I found this error:
Faulting application name: GWCtlSrv.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x5a1d2f52
Faulting module name: MSVCR120.dll, version: 12.0.21005.1, time stamp: 0x524f7ce6
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x000a7666
Faulting process ID: 0x2920
Faulting application start time: 0x01d37528ed0f3902
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\GWCtlSrv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\MSVCR120.dll
Report ID: 003fdaa6-04f4-4e7b-b2a9-d9c696ad0d7d
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
EDIT: Solved the last one with a clean install.
I’ve just sent those issues as feedback, but I think users need to be aware of those before upgrading.