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Tinywall won't let me unblock more than one Svchost, I've already unblocked one of them as a service. But I see plenty of svchosts with different ids getting blocked.

 

Is there a better light alternative firewall for my desired goal?


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https://www.comparit...free-firewalls/

https://www.techrada...t-free-firewall


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Is the free Zone Alarm, a 'blocking' firewall (like Tinywall)?


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Blocks in both directions.  Not exactly a light firewall tho.  Can slow things down a bit.


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Would this suffice?:https://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php


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Worth a shot. 


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Zone alarm works but it doesn't block Leaktest.exe, I have all the settings at their highest.


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Haven't used ZA in about 10 years but there used to be an option to block specific programs.


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Since I installed the last 5 windows security updates, I've bootup with a desktop wallpaper everytime, no matter how many times I've manually reverted it to my image wallpaper. Do you have any ideas?


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No idea.  Mine haven't changed.  I have custom images for the pre and post login and they stay.  (Lock Screen & Background.)

 

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click on Lock screen.
  4. Use the "Background" drop-down menu, and select the Picture option.
  5. Click the Browse button to locate the image you want to use.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click on Lock screen.
  4. Turn off the Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen toggle switch.

Pretty much the same thing for Background.  Make sure you have Picture selected.


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Uninstalling kb4534310 solved the problem.

But now I have less security.

How do I find these 'Lock screen' 'Settings' on Windows 7?


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Right click on the desktop


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Right click desktop > Personalization > shows theme window, at bottom is screensaver, not lock screen.

But either way, it's the desktop wallpaper that was becoming black.


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How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows 7
  1. Right-click a blank part of the desktop and choose Personalize. ...
  2. Click the Desktop Background option along the window's bottom left corner. ...
  3. Click any of the pictures, and Windows 7 quickly places it onto your desktop's background. ...
  4. Click the Browse button and click a file from inside your personal Pictures folder.

https://www.howtogee...d-on-windows-7/


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I got it. The issue I found with the windows update has been experienced by others in the comments section of this link


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