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Offline rdmaloyjr

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Re: Avast 5 Free with PCTOOLs Free Firewall
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2010, 12:57:42 AM »
Hi, not meaning to more off topic but it may be of interest to some. :)
Regarding the last several posts about privatefirewall having issues with avast updater, I submitted a support ticket with them.
This is the reply I got.

RE: Privacyware Support Ticket Submission - Avast alerts
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Greg Salvato
show details 9:00 AM (5 hours ago)

Hello Tim –


We’ve been able to reproduce this issue. It will be assigned to a developer in the coming days for investigation and hopefully a relatively quick resolution.


I will keep you posted on progress and the availability of an updated build.


Best regards,



I've temporarily switched to ZoneAlarm till the availability of an updated build with the fix.
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Offline Gohoos81

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Re: Avast 5 Free with PCTOOLs Free Firewall
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2010, 07:09:05 AM »
Is anyone running this combination on Win7 32 bit?  I've already tried Online Armour and wasn't that impressed.

All recommendations appreciated.


This is a great combination.  PCTools makes a great firewall, I have used it before, and it scores well in matousec's firewall challenge test, and is one of a handful of very good firewalls for windows 7.  If you are looking for a free option for win7 32 bit, your best bets are online armor (which I understand isn't for you), Comodo and PCTools.  Agnitum made a great free firewall, outpost free, available at: , but it is not supported for win7.