Privatefirewall and Windows 10

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by koliko, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. koliko

    koliko Registered Member

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    Hi, everyone.

    Could you please tell me if Privatefirewall is fully compatible with Windows 10 and if it worth using it now?

    Thanks!

    Koliko
     
  2. Crystal_Lake_Camper

    Crystal_Lake_Camper Registered Member

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    I did try it on windows 10 and it did work. but I do not recommend it , to use it since it has not been maintained / updated for some years now.
     
  3. Quango

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    I'm running it on W10 64-bit for back of a better alternative. No major issues as far as I can tell, but I have not really tested it to see how well it actually stops intrusion attempts.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I am running it on Win 7 and it's working fine. I notice the Website now also lists Win 10. I see no reason to not use it.
     
  5. TomAZ

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    I know this thread is specifically about the compatibility of Privatefirewall with Windows 10. However, I just wanted to put in my two cents.

    I've been using PF (with XP) for well over five years now and absolutely love it. The fact that it's no longer being developed or maintained hasn't affected me in any way whatsoever. It's very effective and very efficient (low on resources). A great little firewall!
     
  6. imuade

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    http://www.privacyware.com/PF_support.html
     
  7. Banzi

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    You might find that some of the built in windows 10 apps like mail, weather, calculator etc wont open at all with Private Firewall, I had this issue & the apps would just show the outline of the window & then close right away. I ended up switching to Comodo Firewall instead.
     
  8. koliko

    koliko Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback all. I appreciate it. So, I might encounter some issues if I used it on Win 10. I guess I should avoid it until another update.
     
  9. Jim1cor13

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    Same here Tom. I recently installed Win 10 Pro x64, latest build. PFW appears to do just fine. I always do the right click
    install as admin. One problem I did have was when I activated windows, it kept failing saying it could not reach their server
    and to try again. I exited PFW, retried and it activated with no problem.

    It could have been just a MS server issue which is not uncommon, but activation went right through when I exited PFW.

    Otherwise, PFW has been working excellent for me. I love the fact it is such a small unbloated program that just works
    and is not complicated at all.

    Anyone wanting to install PFW on the Windows 10 installation just remember to right click the install file, choose
    "Run as Administrator" and it should work fine, at least it has for me.
     
  10. Jim1cor13

    Jim1cor13 Registered Member

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    I wanted to revisit my comment about PF running on Win 10 Pro x64.

    I had begun to notice some issues, such as higher than normal CPU cycles, and drive thrashing the other day.
    Not being able to really pinpoint the issues, knowing it was not an update, etc., going on in the background, I
    decided to uninstall PF, and the difference (improvement) in system performance was immediately noticed
    after rebooting. Boot time was slightly decreased and all other issues appear to have calmed down.

    This is just my situation, but I have used PF for many years, and it was working on Win 10. But for me, there
    did seem to be some degradation over the last week. So far so good since uninstalling it. I am using Win 10
    firewall now, and after latest updates, system seems very stable. I really do not know what happened with PF,
    but I began to question it after noticing system degradation.

    I am going to miss PF, one of the best firewalls I have used that was not complicated and did not cause
    many issues at least on Win 7 Pro, but unfortunately, on Win 10 Pro it did not work out for me.

    Just wanted to update my experience with it running in Win 10. :D
     
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