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#1 Nzyme

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:54 AM

Hello folks, I would like to know some good firewall software for Windows that will show me all the network connections in it's log and will allow me to block the domains. I am particularly looking for one which will show me connections in this format:

 

tpc.googlesyndication.com

googleads.g.doubleclick.net

ssl.google-analytics.com

 

from not just web browsers but system wide network log. Are there any such firewalls? Thanks!

 

 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:29 AM

Anyone can suggest a good firewall please?



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:17 PM

I use TcpLogView to monitor connections
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html
and COMODO Firewall to block programs
https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:40 AM

I use TcpLogView to monitor connections
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html
and COMODO Firewall to block programs
https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php

Thank you! I have tried TcpLogView and it is close to displaying what I want but not there yet. The reason being that it displays the host names rather than the DNS name as seen in the screenshot below

 

 

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The top portion is the screenshot from another firewall called NetPeeker and the bottom one is from TcpLogView. You will understand what I mean when you look under the RemoteIP column. Both are the logs taken after opening www.google.com but see the difference. I am looking for something similar to screenshot 1 above.

 

Are there any programs which will sniff the network and show me the output in this format (as seen in the top portion of the screenshot)? Basically, I need to monitor and block the unwanted individual connections.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:46 PM

Take a look at Sphinx firewall. Ignore "Vista" in name. http://vistafirewallcontrol.freeforums.org/

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

Hello

I can wholeheartedly recommend DnsQuerySniffer from nirsoft.net
In conjunction with TcpView it will give you a very good view of what is happening on your network connection!

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Hth!

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:25 PM

sevenforums' callender and eightforums' dalchina have a great firewall system.  However, be sure you have current, recent, backups of your OS and Data partitions before making any big changes.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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#8 Nzyme

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:20 AM

Take a look at Sphinx firewall. Ignore "Vista" in name. http://vistafirewallcontrol.freeforums.org/

I checked this out but this does not show me the list of the domains from all the programs.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:21 AM

Hello

I can wholeheartedly recommend DnsQuerySniffer from nirsoft.net
In conjunction with TcpView it will give you a very good view of what is happening on your network connection!

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Hth!

 

tfn

Thanks. DNSQuerySniffer is able to show me the domains. However, I did not find a way to block them. Is this possible with this software?



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

sevenforums' callender and eightforums' dalchina have a great firewall system.  However, be sure you have current, recent, backups of your OS and Data partitions before making any big changes.

I am sorry. Your post does not make any sense to me. callender and dalchina are members of those forums. Have they made some firewall software which we can use?



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

Nzyme, no they have not made or written firewall programs, what they have done is, using existing software by Microsoft and 3rd party software, put together a firewall configuration that is very thorough and protective and extensive -- as gathered from reading their threads.  Of course, BC has plenty of firewall people also!


Edited by RolandJS, 05 May 2017 - 09:31 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup, backup, backup, backup... -- RockE (Windows Secrets Lounge)


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

Ah ok something like profile or config. Unfortunately, I am not looking for that. I am looking for something like Fiddler + blocking capabilities. Thanks.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

I think Avira Anti-Virus still has a firewall module that uses Windows Firewall and adds some of its own configurations.  If memory serves me, you can place URLs and programs you want to either green-light or block.


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http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Ok, so here is what I am looking for. A firewall software which will keep monitoring the network and show in it's log all the incoming and outgoing connections. Something similar to what Fiddler does showing all the connections but with blocking capabilities.

Example - When I login to Skype, I see a lot of ads. Now the program should show the list of all the connections and I should be able to block the respective ad domain. I know there is Adguard but I am looking for some network monitoring software with blocking functionality similar to Netpeeker.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Ok, so here is what I am looking for. A firewall software which will keep monitoring the network and show in it's log all the incoming and outgoing connections. Something similar to what Fiddler does showing all the connections but with blocking capabilities.

Example - When I login to Skype, I see a lot of ads. Now the program should show the list of all the connections and I should be able to block the respective ad domain. I know there is Adguard but I am looking for some network monitoring software with blocking functionality similar to Netpeeker.

From everything you have explained in this thread, given what is available today GlassWire may be your best

option. Good Luck with your search.






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