Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Brocke, Mar 26, 2017.
Anyone use or try fortnox firewall ? Looks simple to use.
It has been awhile but, I played around with before. I thought it was very good actually. I found the protection to be very good.
Is this a stand alone, or a snap in, like WFC ?
Seems a full fledge FW but free version seems limited in features.
The paid seems to be lifetime license for three PCs. Haven't tried it yet to see the paid vs free differences are.
Won't go near it now, I downloaded the 20.0.6xx something,
newest version any way because I was curious and had a fresh clone of my drive.
Install wants to install a security suite, no big deal, I tell it no, next it gets 99%
done and Kerish warns that a system setting is being changed should I allow it,
The installer wants to change it so permissions allow for unsigned drivers system wide,
had I not been alerted to it I would have not guessed it would do this, being a
security related software, I let it go because I can go change that setting with no issues,
After install it opened my browser to a social media service page.
Nope seen enough, I let W.A.R and VS block it, WFC locked its connections down
then I proceeded to let Revo do its magic.
You guys can keep that
Interesting. Thanks for letting us know.
I was going to try it this morning.
Someone needs to see what their Dev's have to say for sure.
Those are things that don't get coded in on accident lol
I would not if I were you, but hey to each his own.
I was keen to try it until some red flags popped up....
In the screenshots on their web site, the product window is titled "Fort knox 2009"... Hmmm, okay so it was developed 8 years ago. But thats no problem because download says it's compatible with Windows 10, so they must have kept it up to date? Not neccessarily.... I downloaded the user manual and copyright is still shown 2009 so no update to user manual in 8 years either. Not a good sign.
User guide also states that product has 15 day trial period before reduced functionality - but no details anywhere as to what that might be.
All of this plus @CyberGhosT's install experience = avoid.
The executables are dated: 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
FortKnoxGUI.exe is the newest (2017) and the drivers are from 2014.
Thanks for the info - It's not as bad as first appeared but still not convinced it's worth the effort. 2014 for the drivers doesn't bode well for Windows 10 compatibility or optimisation. Not a fan of the GUI either.
Compatibility on Windows 10 is ok
I'll give this a miss and stick with WFC.
Thanks for being test pilot on this one @_CyberGhosT_
No worries brother, glad to be of assistance
I'm pretty sure it was a sygate firewall clone ,with skin support.Id be very surprised if it works on 10 unless its been actively developed.Last time i tried it ,I think it was on vista.
surprise its working fine on
Windows 10 Creators Update
Is that by luck or design?
Windows 10, Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 2000 (32-bit)
design I would say .....
I did look for system compatability at fortknox site but obviously didn't look hard. enough.
Fortknox Firewall v21.0.890 (July 2017)
Where's the link that shows the differences between the FREE vs PAID version.
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