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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2015, 06:42:58 PM »
As the defs appear to be out of date then try to jump start them by installing the latest defs https://www.avast.com/en-gb/download-update

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2015, 07:32:16 PM »
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2015, 10:25:16 PM »
As far as Comodo Firewall goes I have a Win7x64 and I'm running CFW v5.12
without any problems. We have one user with an XP SP3 running CFW v3.14.
If you decide on CFW use extreme caution to install only the firewall and nothing else.
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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2015, 12:50:21 AM »
The easiest is still the Windows Firewall.
More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7
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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2015, 09:32:15 PM »
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
i had COMODO before pctools

it had stopped working awhile ago i thought  oh  well

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2015, 09:47:01 PM »
The easiest is still the Windows Firewall.
More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7
For home users the best, and problem free    ;)

And if you need more control you can use this to control Winfirewall    http://tinywall.pados.hu


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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2015, 09:01:05 AM »
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated
Your on a Win7 system so as others mentioned already the Windows Firewall is very good, you can add extra control with some of the windows firewall add-on programs such as what Pondus linked though they are not automated, If you'd still prefer to stick with a free third party automated firewall then there is Comodo, OnlineArmor or Privatefirewall... the best paid Firewall imo is Outpost Firewall.

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2015, 04:08:42 PM »
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated
Your on a Win7 system so as others mentioned already the Windows Firewall is very good, you can add extra control with some of the windows firewall add-on programs such as what Pondus linked though they are not automated, If you'd still prefer to stick with a free third party automated firewall then there is Comodo, OnlineArmor or Privatefirewall... the best paid Firewall imo is Outpost Firewall.
craig, i got rid of pc tools fw plus.  i tjhink(hope) it turned my WINDOWs FW on automatically.

in any,case my security pg looks better and AVAST is running smoother without pc tools fw.
i just hope my pc is safe.
its probably quicker

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2015, 06:53:49 PM »
craig, i got rid of pc tools fw plus.  i tjhink(hope) it turned my WINDOWs FW on automatically.
You can check the action centre to see if the firewall is on, click on the little flag icon bottom right in your taskbar - open action centre - and click the drop down for security, firewall and AV should be listed there as on if all is good.

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Re: popup still & FW interest
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2015, 05:27:27 PM »
with more than one  similar posts, i dont know if  Im always replying to  the correct people.

now that i'vre figured out how to uionstall in  safe mode, maybe i will do that to re-install iTunes, because it won't uninstall the reg way