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Control the Windows Vista inbound- and outbound connections

On my daily internet “surveillance tour” I discovered a handy freebie: Vista Firewall Control.

PCWorld description of the program:

“the outbound filter in Windows Vista is, in essence, turned off by default. And as a practical matter, it’s impossible to manually configure it to block malware making outbound connections. That’s where the free Vista Firewall Control comes in. Install it, and whenever an application tries to access the Internet, a screen pops up, with the application name, the publisher, and similar information, as well its path and file name. You can enable or disable inbound or outbound connections it tries to make, either permanently, or just this one time.”

This free version also include Windows Security Center Integration, Removable Drive application support and Ipv6 support and is available in 32 and 64-bit versions.

More info and download: Sphinx Software

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August 9, 2008 - Posted by | Advisories, Downloads, Friends, Recommended External Security Related Links, Uncategorized | , , , ,

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