Atelier Web Firewall Tester (AWFT) tests your personal firewall by using several different techniques in an attempt to punch through and gain access.
Many firewalls fail all tests in the default configuration. In the unlikely event your Personal Firewall passes all tests, please congratulate yourself.
Atelier Web Firewall Tester (AWFT) Tests:
Attempts to load a copy of the default browser and patch it in memory before it executes. Defeats the weakest PFs
Creates a thread on a loaded copy of the default browser. Old trick but most firewalls still fail
Creates a thread on Windows Explorer. Another old trick but almost every firewall still fail
Attempts to load a copy of the default browser from within Windows Explorer and patch it in memory before execution. Defeats PFs which require authorization for an application to load another one (succeeding on Technique 1) - Windows Explorer is normally authorized. This test usually succeeds, unless the default browser is blocked from accessing the internet
Performs a heuristic search for proxies and other running software authorized to access the Internet, loads a copy and patches it in memory before execution from within a thread on Windows Explorer - it's very a difficult test for PFWs
Performs a heuristic search for proxies and other running software authorized to access the Internet, requests the user to select one of them, then creates a thread on the select process - this is another difficult nut to crack for PFWs!