Unnecessary firewall rules

please make it möglich to delete all unnecessary firewall regeln!
after viele jahren my system hatte viele programms installiert und deinstalliert…
so i want to delete all rules from programs that no longer exist!
yes i know i can delete rules manual, but i have a long list of rules
but i don’t want to do this one by one by hand.

please do that glasswire can do this with one click!

and when does glasswire mark a program as inactive?


Thank you for your feedback. So you are modifying the Windows Firewall API rules outside of GlassWire, is that correct? If so it may cause issues with GlassWire.

Or are you using a secondary firewall with GlassWire? If so it’s not recommended and it may cause issues. If you want to use a secondary firewall with GlassWire make sure our firewall is set to “off”.

I will share your feedback with our team and I apologize for the problem.


no I don’t say, that I use another firewall and I don’t do this.
I ask for a solution for delete some old Rules in GlassWire, also created from GlassWire, for Apps and Programs who deinstalled on the System.
(Or some temp Files like Installers who connect to the Internet one times only.)


If you mouse over an app in our firewall an X appears, then you can make it disappear. For “inactive apps” an x will appear on mouse over to its right. You can then click it to make all “inactive apps” disappear.

Please let me know if it solves the issue or if I don’t understand. Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the problem.

I know, that i can delete the “inactive apps” all at once, but
the list of inactive apps is incorrect or not up-to-date, maybe they longer time not active but still installed.

“inactive apps” IS NOT “not existing apps”

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Sorry. Please email us details on what exactly isn’t up to date so we can understand what’s happening and improve. Contact GlassWire

@T-Ghost You can also click my name and message me privately.

If you want to post the info here it’s fine, but I offered private ways to contact me for privacy reasons. Thanks. Please include as many details as possible so there is no misunderstanding.

It’s not that complicated after all, after uninstalling several programs, I want to delete all the associated rules at once.


When you say rules do you mean the rules in GlassWire’s UI, or the rules in the Windows Firewall API itself? Sorry for any misunderstanding.

I mean the rules in GlassWire’s UI.

( If i delete GW Rules in Windows API or with RegistryCleaner, GW restore his own Rules again, that is ok, so i can reset Windows Firewall to default and still have GW Rules. )

Some news for this? …

We move inactive apps to the inactive apps category. We don’t remove the app completely when it’s removed, but if you mouse over the app name a small X will appear, then you can click it to remove it.

No you can’t delete some stuff, there is no X to do that.
The global X in “inactive Apps” doesn’t work here.

Please mouse over the app you want to remove.

In your screenshot all your blocked apps and active apps are minimized, then your inactive apps you show are the Windows Defender apps that must be allowed, otherwise you will receive a Windows Defender severe malware alert. This change was made in our most recent version.


So you tell me MS uses eg. 3 different Malware Inspection Services and all are active?
One is listed under active apps and 2 under “inactive apps” all the same service

I c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\platform\4.18.2102.3-0\nissrv.exe
II c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\platform\4.18.2102.4-0\nissrv.exe
III c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\platform\4.18.2101.9-0\nissrv.exe
Maybe make them deleteable after they enter “inactive app”?

Click me: Alot of double entrys in active / inactive

Glasswire seems to just put the old versions to inactive with no option to delete them.
2 Antimalware listed in active and 2 under inactive = 4 listed in Glasswire

“Inactive Apps” are not “*not available” Apps after uninstall!

It depends on the inactive app. Some are unavailable and some are not. Thanks for your feedback on our “inactive apps” list.

We have made changes to avoid a severe false positive with GlassWire and Windows Defender so we will continue to list these Microsoft Malware inspection services. You can minimize the inactive apps list if you don’t want to see it. Thanks for your feedback.