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Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:11 pm
by webfork
Thanks for that - hadn't seen this before

Windows 7 Firewall Control - Vista and above, no 64-bit portable version
site does claim a portable version http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html or http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... able.shtml

The others:

* ghostwall - couldn't find any indication it's portable ... is there a config trick?
* sterjofirewall - payware

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:33 am
by the_watcher
sterjofirewall does provide a free version of their portable firewall : http://www.sterjosoft.com/portable-firewall.html

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:02 pm
by Firewrath
Ok, I'm kind of running late here, but logged in Just to mention this.
Unless there has been some Major(!) change to Ghostwall in the last year or so, its Not portable and its fricken Hard to get rid of.
(I cant find the post, but I'm sure it was asked about in the past year and I didn't see an update to the webpage or program then.)

I've posted about it when was been talked about here before:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... php?p=2142
Yes, it's an old thread, But, I havn't seen any updates to the program since. Though, like I said, I havn't checked in about the past year.
EDIT: Softpedia says This about Ghostwall: "Last Updated: September 30th, 2005, 08:56 UTC". So I'm going to go with "Still Horrible" and "Not Portable." ;)


and i use:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/F ... wall.shtml

It works pretty well, even though it writes setting to the registry, I think it remembers the last used config.
My only problem with it that it doesnt keep logs.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:08 am
by Marc
Some updates. Sterjo firewall is freeware now. I'm considering going for Tinywall which is not portable, but at least it uses the built-in windows firewall. Patching windows system files reminds me of system unstability.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:09 pm
by bankr
AS3 Personal Firewall 2.0 mentioned by Firewrath is 2007 year version of SterJo NetStalker (was also known as SterJo Portable Firewall)
Current version is SterJo NetStalker v.1.0 (of 31 march 2013).
Found it today on http://www.pendriveapps.com/software/po ... -firewall/

Sandboxed usage shows that it:
1. Copy comctl32.ocx from its folder to %WINDOWS%/system32/.
2. Writes config.ini, History.sjh, Logs to app folder.
I'm not sure about registry as I haven't checked it.

Looks like it does what I want. Will try it for a while.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:25 pm
by I am Baas
bankr wrote:AS3 Personal Firewall 2.0 mentioned by Firewrath is 2007 year version of SterJo NetStalker (was also known as SterJo Portable Firewall)
Current version is SterJo NetStalker v.1.0 (of 31 march 2013).
Found it today on http://www.pendriveapps.com/software/po ... -firewall/

Sandboxed usage shows that it:
1. Copy comctl32.ocx from its folder to %WINDOWS%/system32/.
2. Writes config.ini, History.sjh, Logs to app folder.
I'm not sure about registry as I haven't checked it.

Looks like it does what I want. Will try it for a while.
SterJo NetStalker discussed at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =4&t=20712, comctl32.ocx issue at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 179#p63179

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:55 pm
by freakazoid
webfork wrote:Thanks for that - hadn't seen this before

Windows 7 Firewall Control - Vista and above, no 64-bit portable version
site does claim a portable version http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html or http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... able.shtml
Windows 7 Firewall Control is now Windows 8 Firewall Control:
http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html

Haven't tested this app yet, but might give it a test run soon.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:01 am
by Midas
As there aren't many options to portabilize Windows firewall management (e.g., see discussion at viewtopic.php?t=16917), and in the prospect of automating tasks, I think a mention of Gammadyne's command line tool 'FIREWALL.EXE' is in order here (check http://www.gammadyne.com/cmdline.htm#firewall) -- although you'd probably get comparable results from the GUI using Sordum's Firewall App Blocker (see viewtopic.php?t=16704).
http://www.gammadyne.com/cmdline.htm#firewall wrote:FIREWALL.EXE is a utility for adding exceptions to the Windows firewall.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:46 am
by Midas
Quick post to register a recent update to a valuable firewall resource:
Confirming opinions that firewalls are a field where portable software is scarce, let it be noted that of all products mentioned, only the above mentioned Windows 7 Firewall Control got a portability badge...

Although not a full-blown firewalling software, the portable Firewall App Blocker (viewtopic.php?t=16704) is worthy of mention here, IMHO.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:16 pm
by Midas

Re: Windows Firewall Control

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:06 am
by Midas
Binisoft's DotNET v4.5 Windows Firewall Control (http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php) has been around for a while, so I thought I would just make a post about it here...
http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php wrote:Windows Firewall Control is a powerful software which extends the functionality of Windows Firewall and provides new extra features which makes Windows Firewall even better. It runs in the system tray and allows the user to control the native firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the specific part of the firewall. This is the best tool to manage the native firewall from Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2012. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes which can be switched with just a mouse click
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Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 am
by Happy.Camper2
Hi Folks,
I have been using SterJo NetStalker from the beginning of development.
It has never been payware that I ever new of.
This app has done an excellent job as far as security goes.

Here are the links:
Homepage:
http://www.sterjosoft.com/netstalker.html

Download links:
Portable:
http://www.sterjosoft.com/download/netstalker.zip

Setup:
http://www.sterjosoft.com/download/netstalker_setup.exe

Check it out. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the security results :wink:

Take Care.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:34 pm
by smaragdus
@Happy.Camper2
See SterJo NetStalker forum thread, it is also in the database.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:24 am
by Happy.Camper2
smaragdus wrote:@Happy.Camper2
See SterJo NetStalker forum thread, it is also in the database.
Hi smaragdus,
My concern was that people know that this app is not payware.
I knew this app was in the db & I'm very happy that it is & I hope folks take advantage of this app & also send feedback to the dev.

Thank you for you return post.

Have a nice day.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:59 pm
by webfork
Happy.Camper2 wrote:My concern was that people know that this app is not payware.
My post on the topic was 5 years ago so I'm not sure if I was referencing it's status as freemium or whatever. You are right that there's a free version, which is also noted in the thread.