PC Tools Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by bamaman66, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I have just installed PC tools firewall and there is no icon showing in the system tray. There is a message that comes up saying that it is starting and may take a few minutes. I have ZA free installed and I disabled it. PC tools did not start even then.
     
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    FadeAway Registered Member

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    You cannot have two firewalls installed in Windows without the near
    certainty of a conflict. Now that you have two installed, if it were me,
    I would uninstall them both, then reinstall PC Tools.
     
  3. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I did as you suggested and deleted PC Tools firewall and also ZA. I then reinstalled PC Tools with no luck. I also went into services.msc and tried to start pc tools with no luck.
     
  4. Diver

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    ZA is hard to remove completely. There are various instructions around for getting rid of it completely.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    If you check the PCTools forum, you will see that others are having similar problems to yours. I used the latest version for a few days then dumped it. Methinks they took it out of beta status too soon -- it's still got many bugs.
     
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    I tried PCTools on Vista and it lasted about 30 minutes.
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Registered Member

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    I've been running PC Tools Firewall Plus (free version) on a Vista Home Premium notebook for almost half a year now.

    The V3 that just came out sucks, but V2 is good.

    I've run it with and without Windows Defender active and it works both ways.
     
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