I used to use Kaspersky KIS for many years (since 2009) that contained it’s own firewall. KIS was known for disabling that of Win OS own firewall. So I found GlassWire with it’s own Firewall feature not able to work, and not that much appealing for myself to buy it without a FW feature working - this is when I gave it a trial some years ago.
Sorry GW I should of stuck around. Hope I’ve made up for that moving on by buying the Elite now and being a new user.
With the stink of the last few months and Gov. departments all moving away from Kaspersky - for Russia’s alleged involvement in our past Presidential election and K’s possibly having ties to KGB somehow. (Not Bias here myself - without understanding first)
But, in the logic of that possibility and without a positive proof either way, I have followed suite and shucked Kaspersky for now.
I wanted a stand-a-lone Firewall without any additional features to Anti-malware/virus. I found that Windows 10 Firewall Control Plus filled that bill.
Now I’m understanding that GlassWire 2.0 (update) will offer some benefits to Malware and Virus checking.
Then as well, along with all three mentions in the topics title here, that are using/working with Win OS own Firewall to some degree, meaning - runs as to work with or independently but co-exists.
For now everything just works together as far as I can tell - (novice user at best).
Win OS firewall on - GW firewall on - W10FC on - Emsisoft working with Win OS firewall (as stated below).
Windows 10 Firewall Control is based on Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), the security core of Windows10/8/7/Vista/2008/2012, completely and does not install any third party kernel drivers. The Win OS Built-in Firewall is based on the same WFP as well. Both products work independently entirely. You can switch the Win OS Built-in Firewall ON or OFF at your option due to complete W10FC product independence.
On 2 October 2017, Emsisoft Internet Security was merged with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. As the end result, any connection attempts from the outside-in are blocked by the Windows Firewall by default, and connections from the inside-out are prevented by Emsisoft multi-layer real time protection, and it’s Behavior Blocker in particular. Emsisoft, simply relies on the Windows Firewall now, and using Emsisoft Anti-Malware software to cover that of the Windows Firewall blind spots and ensuring its settings can’t be manipulated by malware from the inside of your PC.
GlassWire Network Security Monitor GlassWire is a network security tool that visualizes your past and present network activity on an easy to understand graph. from the online user guide> https://www.glasswire.com/userguide/#Remote_Monitoring
GlassWire is a free network monitor & security tool with a built in firewall.
-once more I find the word “FIREWALL” listed on the features page-
You can then use GlassWire’s firewall to block the application.
That’s all so which is it - network security monitor or a firewall, or waiting to grow up to something suburb? Do you see the FIREWALL called out in the icons and texts and why not?
Click a feature listed below to see details about everything that GlassWire can do for you!
Visual Network Monitoring
Network Time Machine
Bandwidth Usage Monitor
Remote Server Monitoring
Internet Privacy Protection
Ask to connect
Lock down mode
Who’s on your WiFi or Network?
Longer graph history
Multiple server monitoring
And more coming…
Well I’d hope that would include mentioning the Firewall in GlassWire more…
Questions: -guess I’ll have to answer some myself
Is there a detailed description WiKi in how GlassWire works in the Firewall capacity feature?
-not that I can find - An article with that name does not exist on Wikipedia
If not can someone try to explain this along the logic I’ve given in details of the other two working with or thru Win OS own FW.
Note at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_firewalls
GlassWire isn’t even listed in the “Comparison of firewalls” there…
-Nor do I find GlassWire listed in "Comparison of network monitoring systems"
@ which would be more tuned to a software application - so no GW listed in any form on Wikipedia.
-Though my searches came up with this “GlassWire Free Firewall - Software Infocard Wiki” http://wiki.appvisor.org/GlassWire_Free_Firewall
Does GW install any third party kernel drivers?
-from User Guide>Firewall Tab
-[ There are lots of different firewall applications that are available but most of them use their own driver system and this can cause your computer to be unstable. GlassWire manages the built in Windows firewall to block or unblock applications so your operating system stays stable, secure, and reliable ]
With GW 2.0 update to include Malware and Virus checking, will that be able to co-exist with any other AM/AV defensive software (or multiples) in existing and working along side of any already installed on ones PC?
-I guess we’ll see when 2.0 GW rolls out?
I’m running Emsisoft AM and Malwarebytes Premium defenses right now.
Any other GW users care to chime in on what their running right now in AM/AV, and if they are also using W10FC or other as a firewall along side of GlassWires active firewall - which of course requires Win OS Firewall active…
IMAGE: W10FC in my right-click menu while clicking on my cookie manager listings icon using the Stardock Start8 menu of the enhanced Windows 7-styled Start menu for Windows 8.1 version.
Thanks and have a great holiday season for 2017
: ) Glasnet