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Offline dukwhunter

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PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:42:34 AM »
Hi Guys ,

          I'm thinking of trying out PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus and was wondering if during installation i need to add Avast 6 (free) to the exclusions list in the firewall and vice versa ?

Also anyone using PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus and can tell me how to configure to run alongside Avast 6 Free with no conflicts ?

                                                          
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 06:48:12 AM »
First thing I wud suggest u is update ur avast version to 6.0.1044 (See the pinned thread above)
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 06:50:01 AM »
I think u have changed ur signature now. It was showing version 5.0.677 to me
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 06:50:54 AM »
Hi Ashish ,

          Sorry i've been using Avast 6 free for a while now . Haven't been to the forum in a while and forgot to update my info !!!
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 06:53:57 AM »
What wrong with Online Armor? Version 5.0 was just released.

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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 06:55:17 AM »
Ok so as I have not used PC tool Firewall so I cant help you with that.
But after PC tools have been taken over by Symantec its developing is not so good..As reported by forum users here..
My suggestion is to use COMODO FW or Outpost Pro firewall or Outpost free....

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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 06:56:38 AM »
Ok so as I have not used PC tool Firewall so I cant help you with that.
But after PC tools have been taken over by Symantec its developing is not so good..As reported by forum users here..
My suggestion is to use COMODO FW or Outpost Pro firewall or Outpost free....

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ash

You are misinformed. Symantec bought PC Tools years ago but PC Tools is still there own company. Nothing wrong with Symantec. I used NIS for years.

PC Tools firewall is also no longer supported. Last build was in 2010.

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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 06:58:50 AM »
Hi Dieselman ,

             Nothing really just takes longer for my computer to boot up w Online Armor (free) & Avast 6 (free) and i am just looking at lighter alternatives to OA . I ran Soluto and the top (2) programs with the longest boot times were Avast & OA and i'm not removing AVAST !!!
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 07:01:19 AM »
OK for that purpose I suggest Outpost 7.5 firewall which is they tagged as performance edition and is in beta form but quite stable....very very very light for me
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 07:04:37 AM »
Well according to your sig your using the out dated version of OA. Also did you exclude all of Avast processes from OA and exclude OA from Avast? Windows firewall is also very good if your behind a router with NAT.

Top Free 3rd Party Firewalls:

Comodo
Online Armor
OutPost
PC Tools
Private Firewall
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 07:05:28 AM »
OK for that purpose I suggest Outpost 7.5 firewall which is they tagged as performance edition and is in beta form but quite stable....very very very light for me

I think you and OutPost need to get a room.  ;D

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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 07:06:46 AM »
OK for that purpose I suggest Outpost 7.5 firewall which is they tagged as performance edition and is in beta form but quite stable....very very very light for me

I think you and OutPost need to get a room.  ;D

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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 07:19:46 AM »
Hi Dieselman ,


              Just went to OA's website and see that they indeed have a new version available ! I take it that you install it the same as the previous one and add Avast to OA exclusions and vice versa , correct?
 
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 07:22:51 AM »
Of course they have a new version....................5.0. Emsisoft bought out OA about a year ago. Its best to uninstall your previous version of OA and start off fresh. I tried OA 5.0 just so I know about it but quickly uninstalled it. Man I despise HIPS. Allow this...Block that. No thanks. I am fine with Windows 7 firewall set to advanced security and my NAT.
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Re: PC Tools Firewall 7 Plus !!!
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 07:24:42 AM »
OK , thanks for the help !!!
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