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Old 22. Jul 2011, 12:12 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Blues pretty much answered for me too. I use WinPatrol free as well so maybe a little overkill
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Old 22. Jul 2011, 08:12 AM   #192 (permalink)
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I think there are lots of scenarios where you will have crossover redundancy between programs or could make an argument for not needing one because you have another.

Certainly if folks feel they don't need a HIPS at all, but still want an effective two way firewall then Comodo (firewall only) is ideal. With a firewall only install you won't risk any of the problems often associated with having D+ running, especially if your system already has a few flaws in it.

I'm currently using Linux most of the time now because my ISP's (small independent) has a resident hacker(s) who is/are hell bent on breaking into machines and no one seems willing to do anything about it On my XP partition though I'm now using Comodo with D+ and Ad-Aware Free which is the combination I feel happiest with.
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Old 26. Sep 2011, 05:17 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I've just received notice from Greg Salvato at Privacyware about a quite significant update to Privatefirewall v7.0.25.3, containing new features and Microsoft re-signed drivers.



RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.3, posted 9/26/2011 (http://www.privacyware.com/PF_support.html)

- Added Restricted Rights feature which allows rights to be reduced for specific apps on the fly (via Process Detection Alerts) or via Privatefirewall GUI (Processes tab of Advanced Applications Settings).

- Added log level control: Off, Low, Med, High.

- Expanded max alert time-out and added user options to control length of time-out period.

- Added ability to right mouse click event in FW log to add IP to the Blocked or Trusted List.

- Addressed full-screen game compatibility issues.


As yet the developers have not completed a full "gamer-mode" but spent a lot of time working with various full-screen games and are very hopeful that the modifications included in 25.3 will address the issues a few people have reported.
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Old 26. Sep 2011, 06:04 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Thanks for heads up MC
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Old 26. Sep 2011, 07:39 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Thanks MC. Received the automatic update alert and installed over previous version and it's working well here.
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Old 30. Sep 2011, 04:11 PM   #196 (permalink)
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There was another update to PFW to version 7.0.25.4. Updated via the PFW updater.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.4, posted 9/30/2011
- Fixed defect in Restricted Rights feature (assigning limited rights to certain applications using alerts might inadvertently reduce rights for explorer.exe)
-http://www.privacyware.com/PF_support.html

MC can give you more details.
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Old 30. Sep 2011, 05:42 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Unfortunately not. I received no email from Greg on this one so can only assume it's a bug they've discovered themselves and fixed accordingly.
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Old 09. Oct 2011, 02:13 PM   #198 (permalink)
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Cream always rises to the top -http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php#interpretation-of-results
This is from the vendor.
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PWI, Inc. – the vendor of Privatefirewall

2011-10-07 (Privatefirewall 7.0.25.4 scored 98 % and took 3rd place): We are naturally very pleased with the latest PSC test results, but will investigate and remedy the three outstanding identified flaws. Privacyware remains committed to continually strengthening Privatefirewall for our direct and OEM customers and the effort and dedication of the entire Matousec team has been instrumental in helping us do so. No other service provider possesses the level of expertise regarding leak, spy, malware, termination and so many other attack techniques - or the breadth of knowledge of the relevant software products to effectively assess these vulnerabilities. We extend our deepest gratitude and admiration for the role Matousec plays in helping vendors like Privacyware develop better products.

Greg Salvato
CEO - Privacyware: www.privacyware.com

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Old 25. Oct 2011, 08:11 AM   #199 (permalink)
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Private Firewall 7.0.25.5 released, with these release notes :

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.5, posted 10/24/2011 (uninstall/reboot of 25.4 not required for installation of 25.5)
- Added ability to select multiple applications in Process Monitor, Applications, Detected Applications and Trusted Publishers.
- Added "Select All" option for Trusted Publisher page so that users can Remove all if desired.
- Added "Terminate Process" option (via right mouse function) for Applications listed on Port Tracking screen.
- Added Trusted Publishers to Settings Export.

http://www.privacyware.com/PF_support.html
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Thanks for the notice. Will update via the auto updater.
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