Privatefirewall completely nuked my 64bt W7!

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  1. ratchet

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    Keeping my fingers crossed as I'm presently restoring my last image. It would not boot. Is/was there a way to remove the W7 firewall? I turned both local and public networks protection of the firewall off as well as Norton A-V but after the reboot the desktop was nuked. Relief, the W7 backup image worked. Back to the subject, the only reason I wanted to change Fws is because the W7 one doesn't play nice with Splashtop, a remoting app I use with an HP TouchPad. After this I'm a little gun shy to try Comodo either. I've used both over the years but never on this PC I recently built.
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    You running a dual boot by any chance?
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    I am not!
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    I'm losing it! I searched on here for this thread but couldn't find it. I tried google and there it was!
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    Have you check the logs for BSOD?
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    You know I started to do that and then decided to try ZoneAlarm free and it turns out Splashtop is working perfectly. My only caveat would be to make sure one only installs the firewall and to make sure to decline toolbars and some other junk it tries to install. I'd have went with Comodo but it's a huge footprint just to use the firewall and none of the other apps it installs. ZA has been really quite too!
     
  8. DX2

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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    You can completely shut off Windows FW in services...
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    Definitely not recommended in Vista or WIN 7. There is a "stub" portion of the firewall that is always active and protects you when booting before the third party firewall activates. If you doubt this, check your Event log activity.
     
  10. DX2

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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    none is doubting...
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    same here, it crashed my desktop! :mad:
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    Could EMET that i see in your signature have had anything to do with it?
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    another user who had problem with PW. the moment I installed it my entire system froze. good thing I had RR.
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    Not that it helps you any, but I have Privatefirewall running on a Win 7 64bit system here without any problems.
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    I use Privatefirewall in conjunction with Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete on multiple pc's and have never had a single problem using Privatefirewall on my Win7X64 systems.Best firewall i have ever used actually
     
  16. Seven64

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    I tried private firewall, had to re-install windows. I will keep a safe distance from this product.
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    I also had to reimage to my safety-net config on my W7 Home Premium SP1 x64 machine.
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!

    How long did your system froze?
     
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    it froze all the way. like a popsickle. i don't remember if I tried turning it on again and if it froze or not. i simply used Rollback Rx.
     
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    Works well on Win8 64bit (can't recall issues on Win7 either)
     
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    Re: Privatefirewall completely nucked my 64bt W7!


    I tried 'Tiny Wall' using my Windows 7 firewall and it did better in some test I did than COMODO and Private Firewall :eek:
    Tiny Wall actually passed the GRC Leak Test without any Pop-ups where you have to answer too. It's quiet, no pop-ups to tell or ask! Very expensive, FREE

    http://www.davescomputertips.com/2012/06/tinywall-the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread/

    http://tinywall.pados.hu/

    Info-

    What makes TinyWall special?
    TinyWall includes a combination of features that sets it apart from both commercial and freeware firewalls.
    TinyWall does not annoy you with popups at all, yet it is still extremely easy to add exceptions to your firewall rules.
    TinyWall actively blocks hundreds of trojans, viruses and worms.
    TinyWall does not require you to know about ports, protocols and application details.
    TinyWall makes use of network zones, allowing you to specify different behavior when you’re at home, at work or in the public.
    TinyWall prevents malicious programs from modifying the settings of Windows Firewall.
    TinyWall uses Windows’ own firewall for filtering and does not install drivers or other kernel components.






    :)
     
  22. biscuits

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    After rebooting when PFW's installation was finished, my system also "froze" but for only a short time. Afterwards, I disabled PFW's splash screen rebooted again then my boot time is back to as it was.
     
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    I see this same behavior a LOT when installing PFW for the first time; you know, like 90% of the time on Win7 x64 systems. :ouch: I still like and recommend PFW, however, I just wished I knew what it's problem is when first installed..:eek:
     
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    hmm interesting. maybe i will try PFW again and reboot my system without restoring. i don't like any other firewalls so maybe this one will be better.
     
  25. mattbiernat

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    Okay, I did a clean and fresh install of windows 7 64 bit. I have then installed MBAM, HMP and Private FW. This time the installation was flawless, my computer did not freeze and everything went fine. Perhaps the issue with my previous installation was incompatibility with some apps.
     
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