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Should I remove Windows Firewall Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,315
United States Rank #8,334
Reach 0.0556%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.65 days
491.23 days >
Average installed length: 258.10 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.6.2.4 0.13%
4.6.2.2 0.39%
4.6.2.0 0.39%
4.6.0.0 1.67%
4.5.5.0 1.16%
4.5.4.5 0.51%
4.5.4.2 1.54%
4.5.4.0 0.13%
4.5.3.0 0.77%
4.5.2.0 0.64%
4.5.1.0 0.39%
4.5.0.6 0.13%
4.5.0.5 1.28%
4.5.0.4 0.13%
4.5.0.2 0.39%
4.5.0.1 0.39%
4.5.0.0 0.64%
4.4.4.0 0.90%
4.4.3.0 1.67%
4.4.2.4 0.13%
4.4.2.1 0.26%
4.4.2.0 0.13%
4.4.1.1 0.90%
4.4.1.0 0.13%
4.4.0.1 0.39%
4.4.0.0 1.03%
4.3.0.1 1.54%
4.3.0.0 0.26%
4.2.1.0 1.41%
4.2.0.2 1.16%
4.2.0.1 0.51%
4.2.0.0 0.77%
4.1.6.0 1.41%
4.1.5.0 1.93%
4.1.4.0 0.13%
4.1.2.0 2.18%
4.1.1.0 0.64%
4.1.0.2 2.05%
4.1.0.1 1.16%
4.1.0.0 0.90%
4.0.9.7 1.80%
4.0.9.6 0.26%
4.0.9.4 0.51%
4.0.9.2 1.16%
4.0.9.0 1.28%
4.0.8.6 3.85%
4.0.8.4 0.90%
4.0.8.3 0.13%
4.0.8.2 0.64%
4.0.8.0 2.31%
4.0.7.2 1.41%
120 versions

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Windows Firewall Control

What is Windows Firewall Control?  (from BiniSoft.org)

Windows Firewall Control is a nifty little application which extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides quick access to the most frequent options of Windows Firewall. It runs in the system tray and allows user to control the native firewall easily without having to waste time by navigating to the sp...  Read more

Overview

Windows Firewall Control is a program developed by BiniSoft.org. The most used version is 4.0.8.6, with over 72% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is wfc.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 983.67 KB (1,007,281 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 42% of users of Windows Firewall Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.binisoft.org/wfc.php
Help link: binisoft.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows firewall control
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Firewall Control\wfc.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 983.67 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Firewall Control

Program executable:wfc.exe
Name:Windows Firewall Control
Path:C:\Program Files\windows firewall control\wfc.exe
MD5:8ddc63baffa9f99d35f6355f8d7e98ed
Additional files:
  • wfcs.exe - Windows Firewall Control Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wfc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5446A30-AF55-4026-958C-7EC4F2FFAE26}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • wfcs.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Firewall Control' (_wfcs) "Windows Firewall Control extends the functionality of Windows Firewall and adds new features which help you to protect your computer.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • wfc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'wfc.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Windows Firewall Control\wfc.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wfc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'wfc.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Firewall Control\wfc.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

wfcs.exe
Memory:34.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013373149%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035674%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00098057%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:85,738
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:624 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Windows Firewall Control?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Firewall Control from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Firewall Control from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Firewall Control, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Firewall Control.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,315

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.49%
Windows 8 37.18%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.34%
Windows 7 Professional 11.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.90%
Windows 8.1 7.20%
Windows 10 Pro 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.80%
  Germany 10.02%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  France 4.21%
  Canada 4.10%
  Netherlands 2.62%
  Italy 2.62%
  Poland 1.94%
  Austria 1.48%
  Australia 1.48%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Russia 1.37%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Iran 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.50%
Acer 17.00%
Dell 16.75%
ASUS 14.75%
GIGABYTE 12.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 3.75%
Intel 2.75%
MSI 2.25%
Medion 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
NEC 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.56%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 2.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.01%
Dell XPS 8300 1.51%
ASUSTeK K75VJ 1.51%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
CaedisHaxover a year ago
This is a high quality minimalist Windows Firewall Management system. It has a paid and free version. It installs no unwanted software and keeps a very clean footprint. It should be compared to other larger vendors like Comodo or ZoneAlarm. In this case it is far superior in terms of clean footprint, no nag-ware, or advertizements.
user comment
attemptedover a year ago
I like this program because it's lightweight on CPU resources because is utilizes Windows own built in resources, but is easier to configure than the native Windows Firewall...