Current status of PC Tools FW-Plus?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by MikeBCda, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    I've got the free version of PC Tools firewall (7.0.0.123), and have been quite happy with it. I know it was "retired" about a year ago, then brought back to life presumably due to major demand by users, and I'm trying to find out its current status.

    For several months now, any time I've tried the Smart Update, I eventually get a message saying "your subscription has apparently expired, please renew at a discount". When I check their site for current versions, Firewall Plus isn't listed, not even under the list of retired products. o_O

    Thanks to anyone who can set me straight on this.
     
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    Here ya go, Version 7 for Windows 7, Vista, XP

    PC Tools Site Map:
    http://www.pctools.com/sitemap/

    PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Firewall Software:
    http://www.pctools.com/firewall/


    HKEY1952
     
  3. MikeBCda

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    Thanks, but as noted in my OP I already have a build of ver. 7, and there doesn't seem to be any way to determine what the most up to date build is, or any way to update mine.

    And I've had that download link bookmarked for ages, and had already used the site map in vain hopes it would steer me to the info I was looking for.

    Thanks again anyway, and best.
     
  4. acr1965

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    I believe the latest version is 7.0.0.123.
     
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    He already said he has 7.0.0.123 installed, do we have PCTFW+ devs in the forum?
     
  6. Barthez

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    I believe that AChen is the one you're looking for, although he's not active on Wilders ;)


    You could try creating a topic in PC Tools Firewall Plus forums, as it will more likely be seen there.

    Additionally, I've stumbled upon thread there named 'Subscription Expired'. You can start there.

    HTH
     
  7. MikeBCda

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    Thanks for the links, Barthez. I went to their forum and was mildly surprised to see I'd already registered there ages ago. As suggested in that thread about expired subscriptions, I sent a PM to AChen explaining my situation and passing along my registration info, and hopefully that'll do the trick. I pointed out to him that between that problem and their website design, there's apparently no way of checking whether updates are available.

    I'm a little surprised the "subscription" needs renewed for a free product, and I sure don't remember seeing anything about that when installing. My avast also needs renewed annually, primarily so they can keep track of number of active users, but they do send out a reminder about a month before.

    Thanks again, and best
     
  8. JoeBlack40

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    Still have problems with SBIE....when i start Chrome sandboxed it simply freezes and SBIE reports errors.
     
  9. lws

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    This link describes the problem with Sandboxie and PC Tools FW. -http://www.sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=11787
     
  10. JoeBlack40

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    Thank you,i will keep an eye there as i really like that damn FW.:D
     
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