Firewall App blocker (Fab)

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Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#1 Post by klon » Sat May 12, 2012 3:42 pm

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Firewall App Blocker is a very efficient and user-friendly Portable Freeware application that allows you to set firewall blocking rules without an advanced level of know-how.Traditionally, such a task requires that you perform a number of complex operations , Adding an application to the block list is possible using the dedicated menu or button, but drag and drop is also supported.

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Firewall App Blocker (Fab) v1.7 (Thursday, 16 April 2020)

FIXED – Program closes when accidentally pressing ESC key (This Feature has been removed)
ADDED – Adding folder content by Drag & Drop or Copy Paste
ADDED – Value to ini file for svchost.exe (This file is not added to the list by default)
ADDED – Netsh commands under File menu (Allow local subnet , Export – Import Firewall config)
FIXED – Some Minor Bugs and code weaknesses (code improvements)

HomePage:
https://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-ap ... -fab-v1-7/
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Re: Firewall App blocker v1.0 (Portable freeware)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun May 13, 2012 9:18 am

Looks useful, thanks.

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Re: Firewall App blocker v1.0 (Portable freeware)

#3 Post by klon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:40 pm

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Re: Firewall App blocker v1.0 (Portable freeware)

#4 Post by freakazoid » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Looks like a nice app! I wish someone created an app like this to block programs from writing to the registry :)
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Firewall App blocker v1.0 (Portable freeware)

#5 Post by Midas » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:00 am

Ditto. Or (maybe easier?) to discard writes after closing those programs...

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Re: Firewall App blocker v1.0 (Portable freeware)

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:36 pm

freakazoid wrote:I wish someone created an app like this to block programs from writing to the registry
Yes, that would be very nice.

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Re: Firewall App Blocker (FAB)

#7 Post by Midas » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:43 am


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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab) v1.5

#8 Post by klon » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:50 am

Firewall Application blocker (Fab) v1.5 released - Tuesday , 07. February 2017

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab) v1.5

#9 Post by Midas » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:53 am

Great job. 8)

I have a question: is it possible to read pre-existing rules with FAB? I haven't found a way...

Note: just in case the OP edits go unnoticed, the changelog is at http://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app ... -fab-v1-5/.

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab) v1.5

#10 Post by klon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:37 am

No , you should recreate these rules with FAB

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#11 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:52 am

Fab v1.6 released (announcement at http://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app ... -fab-v1-6/).

@webfork: can the version info be removed from OP? Thanks. :)

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#12 Post by webfork » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:33 am

I realized a few days ago that multiple programs I'm using have various Internet-connected components that are badly out of date and likely a security concern. Open Sankore, KompoZer, and PhotoScape are all programs I've been using lately that really have no business connecting to the Internet for any reason.

I also spent some time working with the Windows 7 firewall program and, while complete, it's not particularly easy to use.

FAB does a very good job of managing the firewall in a simplified manner. You can even add multiple processes in batch, which is great as many programs I've tested lately have at least 2 processes running:

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Possible issues
  • Unclear what "whitelist" mode is or how to change it.
  • Only blocks programs on the outbound side, not inbound. You have to manually change that in the Windows Firewall app.
  • Couldn't block LameXP's update checker (Windows Firewall couldn't either, not sure why).
  • Limited help. Also, the home page (in the help menu) is set to the site root (www.sordum.net) and not an app home page
Status: Portable. Writes to Fab.ini in the app folder. Because the program is a front-end for a Windows service, it's fundamentally not stealth.

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#13 Post by Midas » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:38 am

webfork wrote:
  • Couldn't block LameXP's update checker (Windows Firewall couldn't either, not sure why).
Don't know if this is the case, but it could be because you're blocking TCP/IP connections and the check is going over UDP... if that's even possible. :idea:

Note-to-self: the recently posted Firewall Tool (AIO) (viewtopic.php?t=24394) by the same dev works nicely as a complement to FAB.

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#14 Post by webfork » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:44 am

Midas wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:38 am
Don't know if this is the case, but it could be because you're blocking TCP/IP connections and the check is going over UDP... if that's even possible. :idea:
It's possible. There's a lot I don't know about this topic.
Midas wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:38 am
Note-to-self: the recently posted Firewall Tool (AIO) (viewtopic.php?t=24394) by the same dev works nicely as a complement to FAB.
Agreed. Ultimately if you want to backup your Firewall settings and restore them elsewhere, the AIO is the tool.

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Re: Firewall App blocker (Fab)

#15 Post by klon » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:47 am

Firewall App Blocker (Fab) v1.7 (Thursday, 16 April 2020)

FIXED – Program closes when accidentally pressing ESC key (This Feature has been removed)
ADDED – Adding folder content by Drag & Drop or Copy Paste
ADDED – Value to ini file for svchost.exe (This file is not added to the list by default)
ADDED – Netsh commands under File menu (Allow local subnet , Export – Import Firewall config)
FIXED – Some Minor Bugs and code weaknesses (code improvements)

Note: I can not edit my first Toppic

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