Jetico Product Release Notes: Jetico Personal Firewall v.2

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Minimum System Requirements 

  • 10 MB disk space
  • Installed size is 5 MB

Supported Operating Systems

Jetico Personal Firewall supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista x64 edition
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP x64 edition
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server r x64 edition
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server x64 edition
  • Windows 2000

Product Updates 

25-February-2015 | v.

  • Improved drivers' stability.

22-July-2013 | v.

  • Jetico Personal Firewall is now compatible with ESET NOD32 on 64-bit Windows systems.

01-November-2012 | v.

  • Added Windows 8 compatibility.

16-December-2010 | v.

  • Hungarian Translation created by Rad Aeneas László.
  • Eliminated "Could not connect to firewall server" problem after third-party program installation.
  • Improved drivers' stability.

01-October-2010 | v.

  • Added Jetico Personal Firewall self protection component.
  • Improved system files protection.
  • Corrected process attack module on Windows 7 and Vista systems.

17-August-2010 | v.

  • Improved stability.
  • Added additional registry checking.
  • Stateful engine now fully supports TCP window scaling.
  • Minor UI improvements.

29-December-2009 | v.

  • Port scan detector now works correctly with VPN connections.
  • Eliminated high CPU usage on startup.
  • Fixed incorrect application termination.
  • Improved stability on 32-bit Windows 7.
  • Language files updated.

21-October-2009 | v.

  • Resolved problem with Windows 7 User Account Control.
  • Stateful engine settings can now be tuned via registry.

18-September-2009 | v.

  • Stateful inspection engine improved.
  • Resolved problem with IIS7 incoming connections under Vista or Server 2008.
  • Process protection enabled for Windows 7.
  • A table's default action restored after import or clone operations.
  • Popup dialog now supports empty groups list.
  • "Critical system object modification" event parameters corrected.
  • Application accessibility improved.
  • Romanian translation provided by Mihai Iepure.

29-June-2009 | v.

  • Added ARP packet MAC addresses filtering.
  • Added Table hints for best template selection.
  • Added Table properties dialog.
  • Help file updated.
  • Minor issues resolved.

23-March-2009 | v. and v.

  • Pete Mierski translated language file to Polish language.
  • Empty event in Application checksum rules fixed.
  • Improved hash calculation.
  • Documentation updated.
  • JPF 2.1 beta only: UDP broadcasts support.
  • JPF 2.1 beta only: resource leaks fixed.

30-January-2009 | v.

  • New SPI module features: 
    - Pass-through connections handling; 
    - Improved port scan detection. 
    Please note: replies to broadcast UDP packets are not recognized in JPF 2.1 beta.

08-December-2008 | v.

  • Visual Studio build process hangup fixed.
  • Hash calculation problem fixed.
  • Stateful ARP filtering improved.
  • Process protection improved.
  • Registry monitoring improved.
  • New "change process privileges" process attack event introduced to control process privilege elevation.
  • Ukrainian translation created by Xa0c.
  • Language files updated.
  • Configuration template updated.

06-November-2008 | v. update

  • Italian translation created by Keltoi and Tom.
  • Japanese translation updated.

03-October-2008 | v.

  • Setup program improved.
  • Uninstall program improved.
  • New "critical system object modification" process attack event introduced to control access to critical system configuration objects.
  • System crash caused by hook detector fixed.

25-August-2008 | v.

  • German language file created by Stefan Beinroth and Martin Zoller.
  • Memory leak in bcftdi.sys fixed.
  • Random crash in bcftdi.sys fixed.
  • User interface adjusted for right-to-left reading order.
  • Incomplete group export bug fixed.
  • ARP packet parameter logging added.
  • Log tab selection style restored.

06-August-2008 | v.

  • "Add parameter to group" option added to popup dialog.
  • Kernel exception on multi-core systems during fast user switch fixed.
  • Setup program fixed.

30-June-2008 | v.

  • Firewall now creates backups prior to updating configuration file.
  • More accurate "indirect access to network" detection.
  • "Access to network" for large .exe files fixed.
  • Truncated path in "access to network" events fixed.
  • Kernel exception on fast user switch fixed.
  • Protocol list in low level protocol module fixed.

26-May-2008 | v.

  • Problem with Firefox access to network fixed.
  • Windows 2000 protection improved.

20-May-2008 | v.

  • Inter-process communication monitoring improved on Vista systems.
  • Executable image hash is now checked on-demand for large files.
  • Bug in Security Center detection on Windows XP SP3 fixed.
  • Import/Export and Language menu item id collision fixed.
  • Brasilian, Russian and Turkish language files updated.

05-May-2008 | v.

  • Configuration Import/Export added. Now Jetico Personal Firewall can import/export individual tables or security policies.
  • New process attack events added: 
    - "control process" produced when an application requests access rights that will allow it to terminate suspend or crash another application; 
    - "control system services" produced when an application requests access to Service Control Manager.
  • By monitoring these events Jetico Personal Firewall can effectively defeat attacks modeled by kill, crash, suspend and system shutdown simulator tests.
  • Default configuration template updated.
  • System crash on logging fragmented packets fixed.
  • Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 random crash fixed.
  • Group management code improved.
  • Group contents are displayed in rule parameter editors (tooltips).
  • Minor group tab user interface bugs fixed.
  • Table names in actions list are sorted alphabetically.
  • Wrong registry key and application path report in Process attack popup dialog fixed.
  • Chinese Traditional translation provided by Steven Nien.
  • Turkish translation provided by Mehmet Kalyon.
  • Authors updated language files to reflect the latest user interface changes.

18-February-2008 | v.

  • Short filenames problem fixed.
  • "Clone table" problem fixed.
  • Dutch translation updated.
  • Seamonkey detection added.

01-February-2008 | v.

  • Port scanning problems fixed.
  • Hang-up while updating DNS cache fixed.
  • Hang-up after security policy switching fixed.
  • Spanish translation contributed by Senpai.
  • Skype detection updated.

24-January-2008 | v.

  • System crash after group update fixed.
  • Configuration Wizard UI is now correctly translated during setup.
  • Dutch translation contributed by Jochem.

11-December-2007 | v.

  • Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 support.
  • Jetico Personal Firewall v.1 hook detector added to 32-bit version.
  • Sending message to another application detected. "Breakout" tests passed.
  • ARP stateful filter parameters can be changed via registry now.
  • Problems with network connections after installation on Vista systems fixed.
  • Hook detector hang-up on SMP Vista systems fixed.
  • PFN_LIST_CORRUPT blue screen on Vista systems fixed.
  • Memory leak during uninstallation on Vista systems fixed.
  • Stability at high load improved.
  • Policy combobox behavior fixed.
  • Configuration template updated.

25-October-2007 | v.

  • Stateful ARP rule now protects from ARP DoS attack.
  • Low level protocol rule can check ARP opcode, source and destination IP addresses now.
  • License checking in setup program fixed.
  • Policy combobox update problem fixed.
  • Configuration Wizard can now detect files in %SystemRoot%\System32 directory on 64-bit systems.
  • Default configuration template updated: Avant, Maxthon, Netscape 9, Safari browsers detected;
  • Vista UAC application detected; Added Windows components that require indirect access to network; "Network Time Protocol client" template fixed.

12-October-2007 | v.

  • Memory leak in bcftdi.sys driver fixed.
  • Domain names are printed in configuration tables is available.

20-September-2007 | v.

  • System crash caused by bc_tdi_f.sys driver under heavy load fixed.
  • Application adding via "..."(Browse) problem in rule editor on Vista fixed.
  • Firewall shutdown now allowed with expired license.
  • Configuration Wizard "Next >" button behavior fixed.
  • Default configuration template updates: Rule for Ximeta NDAS devices added (off by default);
  • "Network Time Protocol client" application template table added; "Allow everything" application template table added.

22-August-2007 | v.

  • Stateful inspection for ARP protocol added.
  • Monitoring of direct access to memory, OLE/COM communications, process code/memory modifications disabled in 64-bit versions to prevent conflict with Kernel Patch Protection after Windows Update KB932596:
  • Clone/Delete policy, Clone table, Expand/Collapse commands added to policy tree context menu.
  • Empty values handling fixed in rule parameter editors.
  • Column order save/restore bug fixed.
  • French translation provided by Patrick Leloup.
  • Default configuration template updates: Explorer.exe is allowed to access the network; Stateful ARP enabled to prevent ARP poisoning; "Bypass" rule fixed in the "Access to network" table.

31-May-2007 | v.

  • System crash on high load fixed.

25-May-2007 | v.

  • Firewall freezing on switching security policy fixed.
  • Setup program registration fixed.
  • JPF server memory usage reduced.
  • Russian translation updated.
  • 22-May-2007 | v.
  • Log subsystem performance improved.
  • Log race conditions fixed.
  • Commercial license expiration bug fixed.
  • Opera 9.20 and Skype detection improved.
  • 'About' dialog text fixed.
  • Traffic summary labels corrected.
  • 23-April-2007 | v.
  • Rule update after group values change fixed.
  • Rule reordering for copy/move operations fixed.
  • Application rule parameters (local port, remote address) order corrected.
  • Hash parameter handling bug fixed.
  • Event log messages improved.
  • IP rule parameters are displayed in the 'Misc' column.
  • Configuration Wizard import function fixed.
  • Chinese (simplified) translation contributed by Gao Xue Feng.

13-April-2007 | v. Release Candidate

  • Extra memory usage issue fixed.
  • JPF.exe startup problems fixed.
  • Domain names added to IP addresses in Log tab and Popup dialog.
  • Configuration template updated. New templates:
  • Skype, ICQ (ICQ, ICQ Lite, Miranda, Trillian, Qip), IRC (mIrc, Miranda, Trillian), Windows Messenger, Windows Media Player, Direct Connect (DC++), BitTorrent (uTorrent)
  • Language file and translations updated.

2-April-2007 | v. Beta

  • "Critical registry modification" process attack event added.
  • DLL injection detection code improved.
  • Crash on cancelling new rule creation fixed.
  • Setup program prepared for localization.
  • Updated Configuration Wizard can translate configuration texts.
  • Language file (langfile.txt) updated.
  • Japanese translation contributed by Dobry Den:
  • Registration dialog bugs fixed.

5-March-2007 | v. Beta

  • Configuration Wizard Windows 2000 compatibility problem fixed.
  • Popup questions in the default configuration template updated.
  • Help->About dialog now displays localization info.
  • RTL languages support added.
  • Language file (langfile.txt) updated.

28-February-2007 | v. Beta

  • System crash on launching applications from network drive fixed.
  • Random system crash in bcftdi.sys fixed.
  • Vista 64-bit edition login problems solved.
  • System crash after firewall uninstallation on Vista 64-bit edition fixed.
  • Network problems after JPF uninstallation on Vista fixed.
  • Windows Media player file access problem fixed.
  • Firewall hang-up on changing configuration file fixed.
  • Firewall crash on adding rule with "go to table" action fixed.
  • Default configuration updated to minimize amount of popups.

22-February-2007 | v. Beta

  • OLE/COM interprocess communications handling fixed.
  • Configuration Wizard added.

31-January-2007 | v. Beta

  • System crash on answering popups fixed.
  • Application groups editor fixed.

30-January-2007 | v. Beta

  • System hang-up on incoming connections fixed.
  • Windows 2000 drivers compatibility issue fixed.
  • Windows 2000 setup program fixed.
  • Network file paths handling corrected.

17-January-2007 | v. Beta

  • System crash on dual-processor systems fixed.
  • System folder redirector compatibility issues fixed on 64-bit systems.
  • Failure on editing rules with "Inverted match" on Application parameter fixed.

15-December-2006 | v. Beta

  • Vista systems support added.
  • System crash on intensive logging fixed.
  • "indirect relativeness" indirect access to network type added for complex indirect relationships like process_1-parent->process_2-interprocess call->process_3
  • "Browse" button added to application groups editor.
  • Popup dialog updated.
  • Terminated process ID logging fixed.
  • Firewall upgrade procedure fixed.

9-November-2006 | v. Beta

  • Zero applications hash fixed.
  • Hang-up on playing video files (direct access to memory) fixed.
  • System crash on UDP communications fixed.
  • JPF network monitor driver crash fixed.
  • More verbose popup questions in default configuration.

2-November-2006 | v. Beta

  • Crash on checking application activity fixed.
  • Hang-up and configuration file corruption after multiple drag-and-drop operations fixed.

27-October-2006 | v. Beta

  • Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 server (both 32 and 64-bit) support added.
  • DNSTester test passed.
  • IP CRC checking fixed (IP rules).
  • Empty popup messages removed.
  • Firewall access control list checking fixed.
  • Buffer overflow on entering long application names fixed.
  • DHCP rules added to default configuration.

26-September-2006 | v. Beta

  • System startup problems fixed.
  • System crash on process attack rules fixed.
  • Incorrect list of protocols handling fixed in IP rules.
  • Rule editors design improved.
  • Setup program fixed.
  • Default configuration changes: jpf.exe allowed to
  • install global hooks; Spelling errors corrected.
  • Jetico Personal Firewall executable modules were signed.

13-September-2006 | v. Beta

  • System crash on rules with empty groups (appeared in v. fixed.
  • Rule from log creation function fixed.

11-September-2006 | v. Beta

  • Blue screen after moving disabled rule fixed.
  • Multiple events checking is corrected in hash checking rule.
  • Type of empty tables (network/application/...) is written to configuration file.
  • Default action update after editing fixed.
  • Configuration tab remembers selected table between sessions.
  • Uninstall program fixed.
  • "Groups" tab fixes: Warning on used groups deletion added; "Expand" context menu function implemented; "Create" context menu function fixed.
  • "Applications" tab fixes: Header and context menu added to translatable strings; "Copy text" context menu function fixed.
  • Options->General/Log/Access control dialogs added to translation.
  • Popup dialog tooltips fixed on Windows 2000.

29-August-2006 | v. Beta

  • Firewall startup bugs fixed (error codes 80080005, 80070776).
  • Duplicated popup messages fixed (echo popups).
  • Buffer overrun on long filenames in application groups fixed.
  • "direct memory access" process attack event handling fixed.
  • UDP port checking bug is fixed in IP rules.
  • Window position is saved on shutdown now.
  • View->Toolbar status is displayed correctly.
  • Default configuration file updated to allow Jetico
  • Personal Firewall client-server communications; duplicated rules removed.

14-August-2006 | v. Beta

  • "CoCreateInstance failed. hr=0x80070005" bug fixed.
  • System crash on rules with wildcards fixed.
  • "Copy text" function fixed.
  • Group view context menu fixed.
  • "Select log file" and MRU list are removed from log view context menu.
  • Default configuration file fixes: access to network is granted to csrss.exe and services.exe;
  • "System" hash checking removed; rule creation mask is fixed for 'ask' rule in the "Network activity" table.
  • Uninstaller changed to clean up Jetico Personal Firewall registry entries.

3-August-2006 | v. Beta

  • Uninstaller problem fixed. "File"->"Save as" function implemented.


  • Initial Jetico Personal Firewall v.2 release