The new PC Tools Firewall 6 is Out!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by bonedriven, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I like PC tools Firewall plus so far.
    Comodo ClS was getting grabby, Comodo firewall started
    blocking certain websites when I removed CIS I got those same websites again
     
  2. clocks

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    I figured its been a while since I tried PCT firewall, so I just installed this new version. Shortly after, I got a pop-up asking me to buy the upgrade. Is that a one time thing, or does it pop-up daily?
     
  3. dave88

    dave88 Registered Member

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    That's the "pctools smart alert" you can block it on the applications tab.
    I'm pretty sure that stops the popup, but I've only been using it a couple days.
     
  4. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

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    Thanks. I will see how often it pops-up. If it is often I will try the blocking.
     
  5. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    The new version dramatically slows down my p2p program (PPstream). Logs show that it has blocked a lot of udp packets with the "block all other packets rule". After turning off the firewall,problem's gone.

    Uninstalled it immediately... :thumbd:
     
  6. firzen771

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    i think creating a custom rule might have solved that issue since it doesnt seem to be an incompatibility, just a rule issue.
     
  7. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    Well,I thought it would be a little difficult to set rules for p2p software,as it was blocking random udp packets. Maybe it isn't. I was lazy to look into the details. :cautious:
     
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