Simple Solution to Setup your Firewall
We all know that Windows 7 comes with its own Firewall tool, but very few people makes good use of it to protect themselves. It is not the fault of the users. This is mainly because the Firewall tool is hidden deep in the control panel and the minimal and confusing interface make setting it up a difficult task for the average user. If you are looking for a simpler solution to setup your Firewall, TinyWall could be the one you are looking for.
TinyWall is a tiny application that uses Windows Firewall’s Application Programming Interface (API) to provide a comprehensive “tiny” outpost on your computer’s network security that packs a huge punch.
Since the program uses Windows Firewall, it kind of “cheats” in the sense that it doesn’t have its own filter driver like other firewalls do. It piggy-backs on Windows’ own infrastructure and takes command of it. This isn’t necessarily bad, and it even makes the installation process simpler for that reason. You also get the assurance that you’re not taking any real risk in installing it, as it cannot blue-screen your computer for a faulty NDIS driver or cause any of those other disasters that firewalls commonly cause.
As soon as the program is installed, you get no special interface or anything fancy. You just get the TinyWall icon on your taskbar and that’s pretty much the end of the story. When you click that icon, you get a series of configuration options:
This excerpt is shared with permission from maketecheasier.com.