PC tools firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by bamaman66, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    Would someone point me to some suggested settings for this firewall?
     
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    First off, use V2, not V3.
     
  3. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    Where can I download V2?
     
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    Take the leak test results for what they are. They test old versions and disable critical components of the products to get a "pure" test. Good info, but only if you understand the testing process.
     
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    People here might be of help.

    thanatos
     
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    I liked V2 of the free PC Tools Firewall Plus, and I still have it available to reinstall, but V3 was a disappointment. I used that gap to try out Comodo, which was also a disappointment, then decided to retry ZA.
     
  8. Vettetech

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    That test was recently done with most new versions of the products. Read it.
     
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    I did, and they are not the most current versions. In fact, most of the products are the XP, not the Vista versions still.
     
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    PCTools' version 3 is promising, but buggy. Ditto for Comodo version 3.

    NOT buggy (and it's bloody doggone good) is Webroot Firewall -- free, of course.
     
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    Great advice :rolleyes: Vettetech, which firewall would you recommend then? Blue, green...?
     
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    Webroot is weird, especially out of the box settings for program control.
    Not recommended. Comodo v3 is far better, install and forget.
     
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    Comodo.................thats why I put that link up. No need to be snotty.
     
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    I would have to say from looking at the forums you should stick with 2 until a more stable version of 3 is released. Seems like they rushed it out and are trying to fix everything now.

    I know you will find some rules others created in that area, but I don't recommend using them with the newer versions of 2, you would be much better training from the start and finding your own settings.

    I got so frustrated with PCTFW I un-installed it and switched to OA free on the windows side of my box.
    The last statement should not deter you in anyway from trying out what will work in your particular setup(for your sake I hope it isn't Vista && PCT), personally I use IPTables now ;)

    HTH
     
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