Windows Vista/7/8 (32-Bit/64-Bit)
Software Product Description
More than just a controller
NOTE: After installation TinyWall blocks all communications. To use the Internet or network-enabled applications, select one of the "Whitelist by ..." options in the tray menu to unblock specific programs.
Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows Vista users.
Note: Before installing 2.x, be sure to uninstall 1.0 of TinyWall first.
What´s New in version 2.1.6:
FreewareFiles tested TinyWall 2.1.6 on 2015-01-07 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.
"over time, very frustrating to use"
Reviewer: -Gorlash Review Date: 2015-01-07
Average Rating (11 Votes )
Pros: Doesn't display pops asking for actions.
Cons: User will often find that they simply cannot access websites that they want to use; in most cases, need to temporarily disable TinyWall in order to solve this problem.
Other Thoughts: I used TinyWall on several different computers over several years, but ultimately ended up abandoning it. There were *so* many cases where I tried to go to a perfectly normal website, but would not be able to connect, or page would only partially render. In every case, the solution was to suspend TinyWall until I was done doing my tasks. The program gives *no* indication of what it is blocking or why. My wife took to just disabling it every time she rebooted her machine, until I finally uninstalled it.
I think that anyone who would be willing to tinker with this enough to make it work reliably, would be prepared to use a more professional firewall, and just handle all the popups and questions. For normal folk who just want their computer to work, this is an endless aggravation.