DNS Firewall - Change Log

January 22, 2018

The new 4.32 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.

  • Added an option to open last opened file upon the program start.

November 26, 2017

The new 4.31 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.

This is a maintenance release for compatibility with other products.

June 14, 2017

The new 4.30 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.

  • Upgraded driver version to 6.43 for compatibility with other released products.

April 25, 2017

The new 4.21 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.

  • Email-based product activation was replaced with Offline activation and manual license request upload to the website. Online activation is unchanged.
  • Improved license dialog with periodic automatic license request approval checking when the dialog is open.
  • Switched licensing to automatically use shared on the same computer licenses. Licenses are now stored within the local application data directory of a user profile.
  • Added product edition and build date information to About dialog.
  • Closing the main window now places the program on system tray notification area.
  • Added settings for auto-start-on-user-login to load last used file.
  • Improved centering of message boxes.
  • Added capability to cancel saving a file on exit.
  • Added a Close button to filter-bar.
  • Changed licensing limits for the number of rules. Ult/Pro/Basic - 10000/500/50.
  • Added system tray menu to temporarily suspend rules.
  • Fixed: loading most recently changed file was not prompting to save unsaved changes.
  • Fixed: crash on Windows 10 during uninstall.

December 24, 2016

The new 4.14 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.
Added "Observe Neighbors" mode for monitoring of DNS name resolution activity of other devices on the same network segment (works with most non-smart network switches). Added minor cosmetic improvements to prompt dialog windows.

November 20, 2016

The new 4.2 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.
This is a maintenance release for compatibility with our new products.

September 17, 2016

The new 4.1 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.
Fixed incompatibility with Windows 10 Anniversary update.
Added IP Firewall for blocking of non-DNS resolved IP addresses.
Added editing of subnet exclusions for IP Firewall.
Simplified activation user interface.

September 3, 2016

The new 4.0 version has been released for x86 and x64 platforms.
The project was fully redesigned and renamed to DNS Firewall. Improved user interface. The storage of DNS filtering rules is now separate from the storage of the DNS cache. Added DNS record expiration settings. Added DNS cache Exclusive mode. Added refresh of all DNS cache items. Added rules that hide their actions from activity logging. Added color settings. Added operations on DNS activity log. Added automatic flush to disk of DNS activity log and DNS cache. Files are transitioned to XML based format.

The web page of the old, Portable DNS Cache, project is available here.