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rdmaloyjr

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2009, 01:04:01 AM »
OA started giving me problems so I switched to Privatefirewall on both of my computers.

Privatefirewall is running good without any problems, so far.

OA 4.0.0.15 free & Pro was causing slow opening of folders & occasional freezing on XP sp3.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2009, 07:01:46 AM »
I haven't heard of Private Firewall.

Why should they think about making it free?

Unless no one is willing to buy them.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2009, 07:16:17 AM »
I haven't heard of Private Firewall.

Why should they think about making it free?

Unless no one is willing to buy them.

Why does ALWIL offer a free antivirus?

It's a "carrot" to attract customers to buy other software.

http://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2009, 07:22:39 AM »
Got it  ;D

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2009, 08:24:38 AM »
Pctools firewall plus uses less resources or Private Firewall?

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2009, 03:41:37 PM »
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Pctools firewall plus uses less resources or Private Firewall?

I'd guess Privatefirewall uses less, its faster.

Privatefirewall isn't buggy like PC Tools firewall. ::)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2009, 04:43:51 PM »
lol Pc Tools firewall got bugs at the first install.
But after the second install it works perfectly on my pc^^

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2009, 05:27:21 AM »
I've had Privatefirewall on both of my computers since Christmas.

No problems & very lite.

My old Compaq with XP sp3 seems faster than ever before. :)

My Gateway with 7 64bit is too fast to notice any difference.

Greased lighting with a little extra grease is hard to tell. ;)

The Compaq may be old, she's not slow. ;D

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2009, 08:54:04 AM »
Wait was private firewall in the firewall tests ???,I mean the firewall test which was posted a few weeks ago!

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2009, 03:34:53 AM »
Do you mean: http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php

If so, Matousec didn't include the latest version of Privatefirewall in their latest round of tests.

Two reasons I don't like Matousec:

1) They only evaluate firewalls by "leak tests".

2) Their tests are lopsided, that is they compare old versions of some firewalls against new versions of others.  For example, they used the newest Comodo against Privatefirewall v6, v7 was available but not used. ::)

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2009, 03:36:19 AM »
Wow they really don't care if their test are accurate!

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2009, 03:58:32 AM »
Here is a good laugh for you, both OA Premium 4.0.0.15 & OA Free 4.0.0.15 were released at the same time, but they tested OA Premium 4.0.0.15 in the latest round with an old OA Free, 3.5.0.14.

OA Premium 4.0.0.15 & OA Free 4.0.0.15 would likely have tied.  OA Free 4.0.0.15 would have embarrassed many pay for firewalls.

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2009, 04:06:18 AM »
I got it :)
But they are not right doing that people wants a better result but they use old vs newer versions
complicated to guess which one is better

Wow I didn't know that the firewall was that light and that it has all that features :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 04:12:00 AM by shiw liang »

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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2009, 04:34:49 AM »
Until a site comes up with a better way, which tests all aspects of the firewall that is what we have. This site tests leaks, grc.com tests stealth, combine the results of both and you have some sort of representation of your firewall.

So what if it didn't test the latest version, if you have a later version, you would have to assume that it would improve from earlier versions as they surely benefit from the previous tests.

It isn't rocket science, its common sense. I don't care who might be embarrassed or which one is at the top if the heap in the current round of tests, if your firewall is in the top group, ratted excellent that is fine.

Something which isn't tested in the firewalls and that is personal preference as only you can test that. The firewall has to meet your needs and not be a pain in the ass to use, not constantly bugging the user for answers as for the most part users haven't got a clue what the answer is.

I have used the same Firewall in various versions for around 6-7 years, it is like a pair of comfortable shoes now, has it come top during that time yes, is it right now no, so what, has it let me down in all that time NO. There you have real life and not arbitrary testing, is it the best is a subjective question and has to meet the requirements of the user not any test.

If it achieves satisfactory results it doesn't have to be top dog, so long as it meets the users requirements, has a reasonable interface, isn't always bugging the user, then that should be enough.
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Re: Privatefirewall is now free
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2009, 04:49:48 AM »
DavidR,

I agree with you, but a comparison test should be an even test with the most up to date versions available.

I'm happy with Privatefirewall, it meets my criteria.