Installed and configurated, since I had already used in another computer as trial.
On my Firewall tab the Firewall is ON and Ask To Connect is selected.
Every program that makes a new connection, can acces the internet. Even if it shows “Unblock App” on the little Info window.
And more, if I manually set the flame to on (Block app) on Chrome, or Brave, or Steam, or CCleaner, or NVidia Container, even with the flame on (blocked on firewall) I go to these apps, and they’re plenty connected to internet.
So there is no point of having bought it.
A firewall that does not work as firewall.
I’m very disappointed and feeling that I’ve just throwed money away. ]I’m from Brasil, and here USD are very expensive.
Anyway, thanks for the patience and time spent reading untill here.
I was really thinking it would solve my problem.
Now I’m replying to you from a “Blocked on Glasswire” Google Chrome.
All other apps that I’ve just blocked also are connecting to internet.
I’m using Avira PRO Antivirus, and I have Malwarebytes Free installed but not running.
Also I use NordVPN. I use it via NordVPN application for windows, connecting through NordLynx protocol.
When I exit NordVPN app the Glasswire Firewall start blocking everything as it should. Its a relief to know what the issue is related to.
But anyway, I’ve bought Glasswire to use under NordVPN, because I route my traffic under Nord 100% of the time.
Now I guess you will probably tell me thats an issue that is not related with Glasswire, and may I search for my solution alone, right?
Anyway, thanks for your kindly attention and help…
The problem persists here…
well Ken. after spending 8:30 hours of my day making glasswire firewall rules effective block programs under NordVPN connected via ‘manual connection’ witch is a nightmare, because its ikev2 and not nordlynx, I found out that with glasswire on its impossible to set a killswitch even in Windows Firewall…
i’m close to despair, I feel like completely wasted money. even more knowing that simple tools like SimpleWall or even the payed NetLimiter would solve the problem of blocking applications without all this hassle.
I’ve always followed this tutorial in order to create a killswitch to windows10 VPN, just for you to know.
this may be the real solution for this situation.
it works perfectly while not installing glasswire.
unfortunately, immediately after installing glasswire, it stops working. reseting or not Windows Firewall policies.
if some support technician could help me to tweak this tutorial to use together with glasswire, all the time lost trying to solve it would be worth.
I’ve just did this. Uninstalled Glasswire, cleaned Windows Firewall (reseted all policies), rebooted.
Then I’ve set the killwitch on, tested to see if working. Ok, working perfect.
Then when I install Glasswire, with clean install, without reseting WF configurations, the Killswitch just stops working.
The probably one modification that I see on Windows Firewall, is that when I install Glasswire, it changes the “Profiles” section, blocking the Public Profile Outbound Connections.
And even if I change it back to allow Public Profile Outbound Connections, the killswitch doesn’t work anymore.
The Public Profile Outbound Connections is the only outbound connection that should be allowed in order to this killswitch works.
Would you bother too much of trying to follow the steps of this tutorial and reproduce the error on your computer? It dont takes more than 5 minutes if you speed up the video.
Only set “clean install”, Ken, because if I check “reset firewall” another time, it will reset the killswitch that I just made, after resetting the WF after uninstalling Glasswire.
@DaNoid thank you for the contribution. yes, it is a shame that NordVPN app mess with Windows Firewall rules. but unfortunately the service is already paid and I still have 2 years of subscription. so I must adapt to the situation.
I was unable to use the method you posted with the network kill switch unless you have GlassWire’s firewall switched to off, and keep it that way. Many people use GlassWire purely as a network security monitor and if you choose to do that then we won’t touch the Windows Firewall API.
Perhaps Nord will consider making changes in the future that will allow Windows users to use their own firewall software instead of making that impossible. I have read on Reddit and other websites that many other Windows users are upset about this behavior and I think Nord is the only VPN provider that does this.