How does PrivateFirewall fare against the likes of Comodo, Symantec, etc?

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  1. overworkedmonkey

    overworkedmonkey Registered Member

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    Is it better at some things that the others aren't and what are they and what are its limitations?
     
  2. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    It did pretty good in the latest Matousec test. It even placed ahead of Outpost.

    -http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php
     
  3. Kernelwars

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    this is very good firewall and frequently updated :) used this for a long time.. my absolute fav firewall :thumb:
     
  4. JerryM

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    I see you are using Panda IS. Are you not using the firewall?

    ADDED I have noticed that the firewalls for most IS applications fare poorly. Are they really "no good" or is there something missing in the overall test? Thanks.
    Jerry
     
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  5. AaLF

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    Does PrivateFirewall accept Spyshelter or would they clash? Or would in fact most of Spyshelter's functionality already be incorporated in one form or another in PrivateFW?

    Would PFW be enough on its own for most home applications?

    (AV Sandboxie, imaging etc aside).
     
  6. gdiloren

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    Frankly, It's thumbs down for Private Firewall. I tried to set up deny all oubound to Firefox or Google but they still seem to connect. Windows 7 Firewall Control does a much better job in connection with native Win 7 FW. I'm surprised, and deceived!!!:rolleyes:
     
  7. vojta

    vojta Registered Member

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    Have you deleted Google Inc. and Mozilla Corporation from the trusted publishers list? (Settings > Advanced).
     
  8. Malware fighter

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    Uninstalled Comodo fw yesterday and installed Private fw - huge improvement:
    my system doesnt hang up after logging in and Private fw recognizes programs I already used ( this stupid Comodo fw was unable to memorize my daily used programs !!! I reinstalled it once and it was a cure for 1 day, after it everything renewed - no recognition of daily used programs).
     
  9. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

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    Can pfw plz change the logo in the system tray !
     
  10. Seven64

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    It does have that kindergarten look :D . But a very good firewall.
     
  11. ratchet

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    I realize what your question is but Zemana is similar. Myself and at least one other member with Z and PW had compatibility problems with Z/PW on both XP and Vista. I had to go with Comodo FW (only, no defence+) on the Vista laptop and have Mamutu and PW on the XP desktop. That was months and versions ago though. Tempted to try PW again on the laptop.
     
  12. JoeBlack40

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    I second to that.I know for many doesn't seems much,but...another icon tray,more prof and good looking is more than welcome.
     
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