Evorim Free Firewall 2019 for Windows 10 Review – A lot of Potential.

Best Free Firewall Products for Windows PC in 2019 – Evorim Free Firewall.

Overview

Evorim Free Firewall is a lightweight and full-featured firewall software that can also work alongside the Windows Defender Firewall to provide you a much better protection from harmful programs and malicious websites.

Apart from Comodo and ZoneAlarm, there are not many full-featured free firewall software for Windows that are also actively developed. When most of the old and famous firewall software such as Online Armor and Outpost, are either being discontinued, abandoned, or sold only as a paid product, Evorim has presented itself as a new option in the free firewall software market.

Unlike some other firewall products like TinyWall, Windows Firewall Control, and Windows Firewall Notifier, Evorim is not just a rule-based firewall but a complete firewall software with real-time monitoring capabilities. It is not just another frontend to the Windows Firewall but another layer over it.

It has some false positives, i.e., it blocks some legitimate programs from connecting to the internet, so, permit them in the dashboard if you are certain about the authenticity of those programs.

A great piece of software. My one advice to them would be to change the name of their product to something that lets users remember it by something; it could their company name or a specific product name that they can use for this product. That would differentiate their firewall from others, and make a unique identity for itself, which is the whole concept of a Brand. Currently, they use a generic name. On download portals, it can is listed as Free Firewall. I’ll probably never be able to find their product if I search by the term they are using for their product name.

Features & Protection

All of the features included in the Evorim Free Firewall are organized in the following four sections.

  • Applications
  • Extras
  • Settings
  • Help

Applications

Evorim imports all of the installed processes and services on your computer, and then categories them into various groups such as Active and Inactive.

The Applications section uses the following five tabs uses to list various processes and services.

  • All
  • Active
  • Inactive
  • Blocked
  • Services

All – Displays all of the programs running on the system.

Active – Displays all of the programs currently connected to the Internet.

Inactive – Displays all of the programs that are allowed to connect to the Internet but are not connected Internet at the moment.

Blocked – Displays all of the programs that have been blocked by the firewall.

Services – Lists all of the services, blocked or permitted, in one window. You can distinguish between the blocked and permitted services via the colour codes, and also through the Permit and Block buttons placed on each one of them.

Filter … – Filter … is the Search feature of Evorim Free Firewall. You can easily locate the specific program or service by typing its name in the search bar. Then, you can perform additional operations on that item such as Permit, Block, or Delete.

Extras

The Extras button takes you the page that has some additional program feature and options. You can enable or disable the following three options here:

  • Prevent analysis services and user tracking on Web pages
  • Block Windows telemetry data
  • Protection against attacks from the Internet and remote access to data

Settings

The Settings button takes you to the General tab of the Settings section, which displays the main program settings. You can enable or disable the following four options here:

  • Start program with Windows
  • Turn off Windows Firewall
  • Check for updates and notify
  • Language selection

The Program information tab displays program related information.

Help

The last button in the program is Help, which takes to the Help and Support section of Evorim Free Firewall.

The General tab gives you all the information that you may want about the working and features of the program.

The Applications tab gives you the information about the colour codes and other terminology used in the program.

Mode, Blockade, Firewall, and other Buttons

Mode

The Mode button gives the users two options – Credulous and Paranoid.

In the Credulous Mode, all of the applications for whom the user has not set any rules, are permitted to connect to the Internet.

In the Paranoid Mode, all of the applications for whom the user has not set any rules, are blocked from connecting to the Internet.

Blockade

The Blockade is a full disconnect. All of the applications and services are blocked from connecting to the Internet, no matter what rules are set for them.

Firewall

It turns the Firewall On or Off.

Internet Connectivity

There are two settings regarding the Internet connectively of all of the applications and services – Block and Permit.

If an application or a service is currently permitted or allowed to connect to the Internet, then it will show a Block button, which you can click to block that connection. Likewise, if an application or a service is currently blocked, then it will show a Permit button, which you can click to allow that connection.

System Impact & Resource Usage

Hard Disk Usage: The installer is only about 3 MB, and it uses less than 10MB after installation.

CPU and RAM Usage: Evorim Free Firewall uses about 45 MB of RAM for running its two processes in the background. The CPU usage is stable at 0%.

User Interface & Ease of Use

Evorim Free Firewall uses a flat style theme. It uses a unique concept of colour codes to differentiate between different types of programs and services.

The bottom toolbar gives you quick access to some of the most important program options.

All of the options and settings are organized nicely in a well-designed tabbed layout. Accessing everything is easy.

However, the typeface used for the headings of various windows can be better and easy on the eyes.

Nag

There were no ads, promotions, or other nags neither during the install nor after it. It does not have a pro or paid versions, so you do not get any banner and buttons asking you to Upgrade to the premium security. A clean program overall.

Total Score

Total Score: 22.5/25

Protection4
Features4
System Impact & Resource Usage5
User Interface & Ease of Use4.5
Nag5

Download: https://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall

Alternatives

  • Comodo Firewall
  • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
  • Privatefirewall
  • simplewall

8 thoughts on “Evorim Free Firewall 2019 for Windows 10 Review – A lot of Potential.”

  1. Spot on review. I’ve been using this firewall for a while now and love it. You hit the nail on the head on so many points but the one about changing their name is absolutely what they need to do. A search for “free firewall” does not bring them up, although that is their name. I run this with the built in firewall and tested my system on an internet test site. It came up with an almost perfect score. I recommend this to anyone who wants a no hassle, no ad, no fuss excellent firewall.

  2. Yep, its a good piece of work, I too have been using it for about a year and it does everything I want a firewall to do. The only addition I can think of would be to add a redundant program cleaner so the list of applications doesn’t balloon & grow.
    Just one extra note: In my opinion it works better when Windows firewall is left running. Using the two together has no ill effects on the system & windows has caught a couple of rogue connections that the free firewall didn’t, but only two so far & they were masked as being Microsoft applications when they weren’t.

  3. about the name product “problem” it is as all other firewalls, rather than “free firewall” you can call it “evorim firewall”. but evorim is unfortunately not known…

    • I understand what you mean. People are expected to search for the terms like “Free Firewall” rather than the name of the company they don’t even know.
      But, a company should add their brand name or some name that distinguishes their product from the other products in that category. And, in this case, Evorim is using the name of a sub-category (free firewall) as their product name. If they rename their firewall to Evorim Free Firewall, it will still be included in the Free Firewall search term, but now people will know that this Free Firewall is a product of a company or a product line called Evorim.

  4. i just wanted to know why you give a score of 4 for protection? because of false positives or is there an other reason?

    is it possible to have a review about the protection please? people are searching this information 1st when they search a firewall

    thx

    • I give points comparing the features of one product with those of others in the same product category. In the case Firewalls, Evorim is not as feature-rich as ZoneAlarm or Comodo, which deserver 5/5. Therefore, 4 points to Evorim. It does well on the features that it offers.

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