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.