Software Product Description
TinyWall lets you work while protecting you. No annoying popups and simple configuration.
Using the advanced Windows Firewall built into newer Windows versions, TinyWall´s performance impact is neglible.
More than just a controller
Password lock, firewall tinkering protection and built-in tight firewall rules make TinyWall secure.
No drivers or kernel-components are installed, which keeps your system stable.
Firewall modes and lots of other convenience features make TinyWall extremely easy to use for anybody.
100% free, no ads, no artifical limitations, no upgrades.
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:
- Windows 10 (TP) compatibility
- Add color-coding to Application Exceptions list
- Faster loading of Manage and Processes windows
- Fix: GUI crashes when process list is cancelled
- Fix: Printer sharing doesn't create rule for spoolsv.exe
- Fix: Two rules can get incorrectly merged
- Fix: TinyWall loses its settings under specific circumstances
- Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation
- Add Chinese translation
"over time, very frustrating to use"
Review Date: 2015-01-07
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.