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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 05:30:35 AM »
It's official -- PC Tools Firewall Plus is "retired" as of today, with no hints that was coming (thanks loads, Symantec  :P ).

Which others (preferably freeware) are currently recommended?  I've tried (and ditched) both ZA and Comodo, and would like something that's a reasonable balance of security and user-friendliness.

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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 07:34:36 AM »
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 03:36:15 PM »
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Hi Guys,

Just be to clear, we are still releasing the final version 7 of the FW. However, there will be no further developments in regards to the standalone Firewall. You can still continue to use the Firewall for as long as you like and post on this forum. However, should you wish to upgrade in future, you will need to install PC Tools Internet Security.
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010, 03:52:51 PM »
>>> http://www.pctools.com/internet-security/ (firewall inside, it doesn't have to be free to work ;D )

...Okay apparently it wasn't a matter of competing with Symantec "other" products, but PCTools own commercial products. So the move is normal.

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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 05:14:46 PM »
So the move is normal.
Normal??? A freeware becomes a shareware... And the bla-bla-bla of the company:

You can still continue to use the Firewall for as long as you like and post on this forum. However, should you wish to upgrade in future, you will need to install PC Tools Internet Security.

I never trust companies that do that... SHAME!
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 05:37:03 PM »
So the move is normal.
Normal??? A freeware becomes a shareware... And the bla-bla-bla of the company:

You can still continue to use the Firewall for as long as you like and post on this forum. However, should you wish to upgrade in future, you will need to install PC Tools Internet Security.

I never trust companies that do that... SHAME!

wow...someone's going mad it seems...yes of course that's normal, they're developing a complete commercial suite integrating another firewall, so they got no reason to keep providing one for free. Who said that software should be free? who? just those who're ready to provide it for free...users are not entitled to require it ::)

edit: and users are certainly not entitled either to take for granted that a free product should remain free forever. If you wanna make sure that you don't have to pay, ever, develop your own stuff ;D
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2010, 05:47:20 PM »
Who said that software should be free? who?
They said. They released it before for free. They bought a free software and made it shareware.
Yes, this made me mad. SHAME!
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2010, 07:17:24 PM »
Once taken over by the Borg resistance is futile. ;)

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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 07:45:29 PM »
This is more like it.
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2010, 09:35:53 AM »
I got rid of PC Tools FW on one machine this morning after someone tried to take a snapshot while I was on a banking site...so much for that FW!  :o  PrevX SO saved my butt from that happening, thank goodness.  Changed all my PW's and account numbers to play it safe. 

Now I have all the machines using OA and everything is working like a charm with no conflicts with Avast, and a much better FW IMO.

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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2010, 09:56:22 AM »
Safesurf, how on earth did that happen? Malware on the machine? or a non-genuine banking site?
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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2010, 10:01:15 AM »
No malware at all.  Ran everything I have...and I have a lot.  I have the IP address of the person in China.  But because I have Prevx with Safe Online, it prevented them from doing anything (this is made for banking) and I have it set high settings.  But to play it safe, I took extra precautions and also changed my FW too.  Much happier.   :)

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Re: PC Tools Firewall gone -- what others are good?
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2010, 10:04:14 AM »
So this was a straight hacking attempt? Via a https protocol, I presume?
How were you alerted to this?
I'm no expert, but I consider this extremely unusual. I would have though impossible.
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