PCTools firewall , why is not so used ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by mantra, May 21, 2011.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i read a lot about comodo and online armor free

    but i did not find users that talk about PCTools firewall

    it's a light firewall 4mb service + gui


    why don't you like it ?
    what don't you like about it?
    i would like to receive some feedbacks

    thanks
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Development is slow, project had been abandoned for a long time.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    shame look a nice firewall
     
  4. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

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    If I understand correctly they are now a Business Unit at Symantec, and since the take over I think that development has 'gone south'...which is not surprising IMHO.
     
  5. Sm3K3R

    Sm3K3R Registered Member

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    I ve tryed latest version but :

    -the log feature is not complete ,the HIPS log doesn t exist.If you make one wrong HIPS decision you need to remake all rules
    -it freezes when you try to make rules for a full screen app.
    -sometimes you may have no connectivity on some apps without knowing why
    -i think some trojan was talking home while i tested it ,but i m not sure.I m a paranoid so don t trust me on this :)
    -can t save the rule set ,at least i don t know a way.

    It needs more work.Not bad ,but not finished.
     
  6. bollity

    bollity Registered Member

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    i use it. pc tools is very light and solid firewall. i set enhanced security permissions(hips) to low. i use my experience as a hips replacement.
     
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  8. EternalFunction

    EternalFunction Registered Member

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    I myself used PCTools Firewall before they upgraded to the latest ver, which for me is quite troublesome.. since I got issues like
    - the network traffic suddenly just stops within period of times..no logs or whatsoever
    - wifi can't connect
    - issues with win 7 sp1 :/
    - some rules ignored, and I experienced issues like what "Sm3K3R" experienced as well..
     
  9. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

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    I am a fan of PC Tools Firewall but don't know why it always fail GRC Leak Test, which I don't like...
     
  10. Cimmerian

    Cimmerian Registered Member

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    I ran v6 for a while, worked well enough for a few weeks, then suddenly had some internet connectivity issues, so I moved on to a different firewall.
    Tried v7 when it was released, and liked it. I had no issues to speak of, and it was pretty light, but eventually replaced it as the HIPS module doesn't support 64-bit systems. I couldn't tell you if this was ever addressed, I gave up checking on it some time ago.
     
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