Windows 10 Pro and Home on 3 systems, 1909, 20H1 & 20H2. Two Win7 Home systems.
Glasswire Elite 2.2.268
(I use the free, thank you, GW for Android on two devices.)
Regarding your post:
GlassWire Firewall Not Working (Android or Windows)
I didn’t want to clutter that topic, so I opened this one.
The second paragraph in there covers a lot of ground. Some of the questions I pose have what are obvious answers. But most of what I know about GW is based solely on my observations over the years of what goes on under its hood, so I ask anyway as I could be wrong or confused.
“The API we use to block works even if GlassWire is killed…” What do you mean by “killed”?
For “…blocks when your computer is booting up BEFORE GlassWire itself even starts,” how does unchecking “Run on startup” relate to that? Dissected as follows…
GW builds its rules in the Windows Defender Firewall (as it’s called now) in this format:
A different number for each app, of course, the app displayed by a rule right click and Properties > Programs and Services > Programs.
For example, I block Microsoft Store (winstore.app.exe) in GW (a Glasswire.app rule in WDF) which is precedent over WDF’s rule. When under the Firewall tab, the Firewall button is toggled to OFF, all those Glasswire.app rules are disabled, as in a “Disable Rule” toggle in WDF. Even after a restart. Correct?
If the the Firewall button is ON and one selects Exit from either the GW menu or tray icon menu, what is the status of the Glasswire Firewall? ON or OFF?
The concept of a “firewall” has changed so much over the past 20 years, it has to be in quotation marks. GW is loaded with the “new gen” features which can be, and are associated with “firewall.” Like all that good stuff under Security settings:
The Firewall ON or OFF status has no effect on those. Yes, no?
Exiting GW disables all those. Or?
Unchecking “Run on startup” does what to all those?
Finally, there’s the Glasswire Control Service (GWCTlSvc.exe). Stopping that does what exactly relative to the GW Firewall? And those Security features?
Thanks for your time!