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Offline yarin

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about privatefirewall
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:28:06 AM »
Is there any conflict between avast! and privatefirewall?

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 05:50:22 AM »
Not at all, I find PrivateFirewall one of the best ones to work with Avast. At the beginning you will find it intrusive only with software that are not digitally signed so I recomend to launch all your programs after installing it and give permission thru the firewall and above all to check the ones that you trust, after that you will see that it just does its work.

One of the things that I like from this Firewall is that it is always improving.

Check my signature, I have been using it for more than one year since I discovered it here in this froum without problems. I'm sure you will have a nice internet experience with it if you install it.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2011, 05:52:49 AM by cadremis »

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 07:58:06 AM »
Is there any conflict between avast! and privatefirewall?

Yes, we had some conflict with pf. The GUI wouldn't display properly and who knows what internally?

The reason I was told by avast staff : PF provides antimalware protection so there might be some conflict, if not implicit, and you may not use 2 resident antimalware stuff at once. Check the pf features: http://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html

There might be people who are absolutely fine with PF. But you asked for conflict and I have experienced it.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 09:38:03 AM »
If you wish to use privatefirewall you should uninstall avast's behaviour shield as that is the only componant that causes some conflict between the two since both programs contain behavioural monitoring.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 09:41:17 AM »
If you wish to use privatefirewall you should uninstall avast's behaviour shield as that is the only componant that causes some conflict between the two since both programs contain behavioural monitoring.

Well that didn't work for me before. We had a topic open for this conflict in ecc. Let me see if I can find that..

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 09:46:24 AM »
If you wish to use privatefirewall you should uninstall avast's behaviour shield as that is the only componant that causes some conflict between the two since both programs contain behavioural monitoring.

Well that didn't work for me before. We had a topic open for this conflict in ecc. Let me see if I can find that..
Did you have the right exclusions in place ? PF worked great for me with avast.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 09:53:34 AM »
Did you have the right exclusions in place ? PF worked great for me with avast.

Tried everything at that time. But didnt succeed in fixing it. Had to uninstall it. Couldn't find it on ecc. let me try again.

Edit: Craig, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73074.0 and one more here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73259.0
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011, 09:57:38 AM by nmb »

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 09:55:37 AM »

thanks for your answer.

Not at all, I find PrivateFirewall one of the best ones to work with Avast. At the beginning you will find it intrusive only with software that are not digitally signed so I recomend to launch all your programs after installing it and give permission thru the firewall and above all to check the ones that you trust, after that you will see that it just does its work.

One of the things that I like from this Firewall is that it is always improving.

Check my signature, I have been using it for more than one year since I discovered it here in this froum without problems. I'm sure you will have a nice internet experience with it if you install it.



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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 09:56:19 AM »

thanks for your answer~~ :)


Is there any conflict between avast! and privatefirewall?

Yes, we had some conflict with pf. The GUI wouldn't display properly and who knows what internally?

The reason I was told by avast staff : PF provides antimalware protection so there might be some conflict, if not implicit, and you may not use 2 resident antimalware stuff at once. Check the pf features: http://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html

There might be people who are absolutely fine with PF. But you asked for conflict and I have experienced it.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 09:56:54 AM »

thanks for your reply~

If you wish to use privatefirewall you should uninstall avast's behaviour shield as that is the only componant that causes some conflict between the two since both programs contain behavioural monitoring.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 09:58:11 AM »
thanks for your answer~~ :)

You're Welcome.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 10:13:10 AM »
Did you have the right exclusions in place ? PF worked great for me with avast.

Tried everything at that time. But didnt succeed in fixing it. Had to uninstall it. Couldn't find it on ecc. let me try again.

Edit: Craig, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73074.0 and one more here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73259.0
Your second link you added you say that you fixed the problem by following what was mentioned on the Wilders thread  ??? im not sure what version i tried, your problem could have been with just that version of PF but there on 7.0.24 now i think so the issue you had could also be solved with the newer version.

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 10:23:09 AM »

thanks for your reply~

If you wish to use privatefirewall you should uninstall avast's behaviour shield as that is the only componant that causes some conflict between the two since both programs contain behavioural monitoring.
Your welcome yarin  :)

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Re: about privatefirewall
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 10:31:07 AM »
Your second link you added you say that you fixed the problem by following what was mentioned on the Wilders thread  ???

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73259.msg611557#msg611557

Well,

I don't want to try pf again. I have windows firewall control and does a pretty good job. Lets see if my mind changes.. ;D