AFWall+ Alternatives

    AFWall+ is described as 'Firewall (iptables frontend), based on DroidWall which is no longer being developed. A paid "donate"-version with more features it advertised within the app' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AFWall+ for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AFWall+ are BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control (Free), Little Snitch (Paid), Comodo Internet Security (Freemium) and Gufw (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.
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    2. Windows Firewall Control is a powerful tool that extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides new extra features that make Windows Firewall better.
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    3. A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!
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    4. Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. If you prefer a smaller solution with Antivirus Protection only see COMODO Antivirus.

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      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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    5. Gufw is an easy, intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual ports port(s), and many others! Gufw is powered by Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw).
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required. Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.
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    6. Stronghold is the easiest way to securely configure your Mac. Designed for macOS Sierra and High Sierra. Not yet tested on macOS Mojave, but I'm working on updating it!
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Application Firewall No Root Required Mobiwol is the only full feature ‘No Root Firewall app’ available on Play Store. Since the app doesn’t need root permission, it can be directly run on any Android device, rooted or not.
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    7. Internet Guard NoRoot Firewall can be used to save battery, reduce data usage so you stay within your data plan, and secure your privacy by limiting the network access permissions required by apps.
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    8. NQ Mobile Security, formerly NetQin Mobile Anti-virus, provides you complete protection against viruses, malware and spyware.
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