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PCTools Firewall Version 3
« on: September 21, 2007, 12:09:35 PM »
Hi everyone.

Have anyone tried the new version of PCTools Firewall?

Im updating to the lastest version in just a second.

I will post some more information later.

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 09:26:40 PM »
Hi, Tesk. 

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 07:37:30 PM »
It seems like PCTools had worked a lot, trying to make the User Interface more friendly to a novice computer user.

Well, I still don't like the way to create advanced rules for your home network. It is difficult to set up the firewall to allow one ip-adress to acces the computers shares.

But there is Application protection, not on by default to the novice-user-setup, but it protects against code injections. I havn't tried it yet, but I'm planning to test it.

There is just one problem. It uses more CPU at the boot. When you have logged in, and you are viewing your deskopt, then it sunddenly just freezes the whole computer, and in Vista Sidebar, you can see that the CPU (Intel 2 Duo core 1,8 Ghz) is at 100%. The previous version didn't do that.

So I don't think that it is some software on my computer, there are slowing down. Just PCtools new firewall.

But it is a very user friendly firewall. Just notice that it is hard to configure how to make a home network with shared folders.

But the process it has does only use 3 mb ram. And then it have a service, but I havn't seen how much ram it is using.

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 03:06:33 AM »
I tried PCTools Firewall Version 3 It FAIL an simple leak test.

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 12:52:06 PM »
I tried PCTools Firewall Version 3 It FAIL an simple leak test.

I used to use PCT FW until a few weeks ago (replacing Kerio which I had before that).  It had seemed more cooperative and not terribly annoying compared to some others, even though I knew it failed the leak test I tried.  But I recently uninstalled PCT and switched to Online Armor and have been happy with it so far.  It DID pass the leak test I ran with it, so I can't complain.  It has a longer set-up procedure, but isn't any more nagging than PCT.

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 09:49:48 PM »
I also uninstalled PCT and switched to Online Armor. Online Armor does what a firewall should :cheers2:

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Re: PCTools Firewall Version 3
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 04:09:03 AM »
I Download the latest version of PC Tools Firewall Plus Current Version: 6.0.0.88
Released: September 1, 2009
Size: 10,452 KB
Platforms: Designed for Windows 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit) and XP (32bit)

I thought I would retest it on my Xp computer. The Version: 6.0.0.88 appears to be much
improved.

It pass the test I ran on it and seems to play well with AntiVir Anti-virus.