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TinyWall is blocking VPN despite it being on whitelist


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#1 problems3434

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:24 PM

Hi guys.

 

I'm trying to use TinyWall on a Windows 7 machine to configure my Windows Firewall to block all incoming and outgoing connections aside from my browser and my VPN. I've added the main executables for both programs to my whitelist and found that, after adding my VPN's main .exe and turning TW on, my connection drops as my VPN cannot connect to the server. I think what this might mean is that my VPN depends on more executables being whitelisted than just the main one, but I cannot figure out which ones to add to the whitelist.

 

Is anyone able to give any advice?


Edited by hamluis, 28 August 2017 - 02:33 PM.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:28 AM

Manage -> Special Exceptions [ VPN PPTP / L2TP IPSEC ] check and re-try



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:54 PM

Is tinywall a trustworthy software?



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:37 PM

Manage -> Special Exceptions [ VPN PPTP / L2TP IPSEC ] check and re-try

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Unfortunately this does not work.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

I seem to have the problem under control - I enabled 'autolean' and found that one of the .exes in my VPN's folder allowed me to browse the internet, which was strange, because I'm sure I had previously added all of them to the exception list and it still did not work. While I can browse the internet now with TinyWall on, SpyBot seems to have access to the internet to update, despite it not being on TW's exceptions list.






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