Name: GlassWire Version: 1.2.88 Released: December 27th, 2016 Developer: GlassWire OS Version: Windows 7 / 7 (64-bit) / 8 / 8 (64-bit) / 10 / 10 (64-bit) Web Site: https://www.glasswire.com/ Overview Firewall for monitoring the network activity, viewing bandwidth usage statistics and preventing apps from connecting to the Internet Although you may not always be notified about it, processes and applications sometimes connect to the Internet to send or receive data. Because of this, your computer can get hijacked or infected by malware, especially if you are not aware of the vulnerability and you do not take any measures to protect the system against unauthorized access. Monitor applications and network activity GlassWire is a software utility that provides you with around-the-clock security when it comes to your Internet connection, by monitoring the incoming and outgoing network traffic. Hence, it is able to detect and display information about every service or process that is currently making use of your bandwidth, as well as the IP addresses of each third party connection. In order to make the data easier to read, the utility display this information in graph form, which is updated every few seconds with your network's activity feed. In addition, the notification service also alerts you whenever a new connection is detected and you can view separate feeds for applications and regular Internet traffic. Block or allow applications through the firewall The firewall capabilities of the utility can be used to protect yourself from any unwanted connections, as well as block certain applications from being able to transfer data over the Internet. Thus, you are able to choose which programs are allowed to use the network and send or receive information, by simply clicking on them in the provided list. As far as your bandwidth is concerned, GlassWire is capable of monitoring every byte of data that passes through the system, as well as display the information in an intuitive manner, using graphs and statistics. Thanks to this, you can see exactly which applications use the most bandwidth, as well as the IP address at the receiving end and the protocol used in the transfer. A vigilant system protector All in all, GlassWire provides you everything you might need in order to monitor network activity and protect your computer against unauthorized connections. In addition, the modern interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, making it very simple for anyone to take full advantage of its capabilities, without any previous experience required. What's new in GlassWire 1.2.88 ● You can now scan manually for devices under GlassWire's "Network" tab. Basic, Pro, and Elite users will have an automatic scan every 30 minutes, while free users can scan manually by pressing the "scan" button. We made this change because GlassWire was scanning so often in our previous update that some types of network hardware were giving false positives about GlassWire causing a network problem. ● To disable Network auto-scanning completely create a text file called glasswire.conf and place it in the c:programdataglasswireservice folder. Add this string to the text file: enable_network_scan = false then restart the GlassWire service. We plan to add a setting for this in the future. ● Fixed a bug that was causing some users to crash.