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Firewall, make it prompt for outgoing connections as well?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Firewall, make it prompt for outgoing connections as well?


    One thing I have always been missing from the Windows Firewall is and option to make it prompt if I want to allow and outgoing connection. Right now it does that with ingoing connections only.

    But for outgoing, the options are either to allow all or block all. Not prompt for a choice.

    Did some google'ing and found this Windows Firewall Control. From what I can see, that little addon/program will make it so that the Windows Firewall will prompt on outgoing connections as well. Just want I want.

    My question now is, has anyone tried it before? Does it work as it's supposed to do? Does it work with Windows 8?


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  2. #2

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    Windows 8

    If anyone knows, I'd be interested in that too... thanks
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Not sure about that one but I do use a similar app Windows7FirewallControl which does the same thing and on Windows 8 too.
    Basically a front end for the native firewall in windows 7 and 8. For me its the first app I install with a new windows install.

    i could never understand either a firewall that did not notify you of outgoing connections like Microsoft provided.
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Firewall, make it prompt for outgoing connections as well?
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