Private Winten - Open Source Windows 10 privacy tool with built in Firewall

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by DavidXanatos, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. NiHiLisT

    NiHiLisT MDL Member

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    Hey, this is a great tool.
    Thank you. It's working great on : 18362.53
     
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  2. elgatov

    elgatov MDL Novice

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    Can confirm categories are working great.

    Thank you!
     
  3. MyDigitalName

    MyDigitalName MDL Member

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    Hello,
    I was searching for a decent firewall replacement for Agnitum Outpost (for Win10).
    I found this thread, I read into it a bit and I found the thread's title misleading:
    Private Winten - Open Source Windows 10 privacy tool with built in Firewall
    because there is no Firewall built in, is there?
    At least, I am getting the impression that you are merely imposing control over the Win10 firewall.
    Is that correct?
    Thanks!
     
  4. n1kobg

    n1kobg MDL Novice

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    I can't start the program. Is is something it uses in WIndows? Because mine is heavily tweaked.
     
  5. SpiderAbe

    SpiderAbe MDL Novice

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    I am late to this thread, but about to check it out, I assume all the spelling errors have been fixed, if not, I will help fix them all.
     
  6. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    there are still more than enough spelling errors ;)
     
  7. theonetrueace

    theonetrueace MDL Novice

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    I haven't peeked at the source yet, but I'm seeing a fair amount of freezing. I wonder if the GUI is multithreaded or if the gui thread is locked waiting on results when commands are issued.
     
  8. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    You have to manually reset the permission on the file shown in the tweak. there is an ussue with restoring permissions right now
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Personally, I'd opt for the more classic UI. Let's see what others think.

    The problematic part in this tool is the firewall control. Especially, when using whitelisting, the dialog asking to confirm (or deny) a process' net access has some issues. The worst for me: When making decisions on that window while another event for the same process hits, the controls get disabled and I have to un-select/re-select them to enable controls again.
     
  10. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    I for my self also prefer a classical windows UI, but the tool should be usefull for as many people as possible and for that it should have a good user experience.

    An advantage of using WPF for the UI in comparison to QT is that a .NET project would run also on an arm based windows 10 while a C++ build with Qt would require a separate build for each architecture.
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    That's why we should wait for further people to chime in.
     
  12. TubFarter

    TubFarter MDL Novice

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    Saw this and was interested in it, so I downloaded it and it won't even open for me. It leaves .NET errors in the Application Event Logs. This is on 1903 OS build 18362.356. I don't have any other issues with apps and .NET stuff so... *shrugs*
     
  13. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    well it was still vesion 0.1 so some issus are to be expected.

    Also that's why I decided to rework PrivateWin10's engine completely so that also takes some time...

    To make a application really great you need to have a clear vision of the end product, like my task explorer, for private win 10 the idea was much more fuzzy when I started.
    Now I have a plan what I want the tool to be when its finished.
     
  14. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Maybe one day to become a COMODO killer? ;)
     
  15. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    Preview of the improved GUI:
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