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Old 28. Jul 2009, 06:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Interesting, any special setting for utorrent?
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Old 28. Jul 2009, 06:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd be interested in others who may switch from PC Tools firewall to this OR people who use this firewall with Avast.
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Old 28. Jul 2009, 06:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If I want to block a port, it seems PF doesn't allow to handle such task.

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Old 28. Jul 2009, 07:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not really. If you use a third party uninstaller like Revo though I would only use it in "safe" mode just to remove the remote possibility that it might take out things with the old DSA settings which are also needed by something else. This can happen occasionally with Revo set to "advanced" although it doesn't affect all systems and network related apps tend to be the most susceptible when being removed.
I uninstalled DSA with Revo without any problems. PrivateFirewall installed and in training mode running well with Avira Personal and Winpatrol Plus.
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If I want to block a port, it seems PF doesn't allow to handle such task.

If you can tell me which Port[s] you want to block and why then maybe I can offer a solution.
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Old 28. Jul 2009, 08:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Interesting, any special setting for utorrent?

Keroffs is the expert on u-torrent as per his article here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...rent-speed.htm

I don't use this so can't comment with authority. Here though is a brief selection of rule examples and comments from other places which might help. Privatefirewall will create rules the first time you run the program so then it's just a matter of adding to or editing these to reflect your desired configuration.
https://forums.comodo.com/frequently...7.0.html;wap2=
http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum...t=15515&page=2
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Atleast MC and his news pulled you into the forum. I hope many more are pulled into our forum like this, who just browse around as guests and do not register .

Welcome, and hope to see more posts from you .

Thanks for your post, and I have Avast too. That gives me some more confidence in the firewall.
Thanks for the welcome all. Now the next thing I am waiting for is the new avast 5.0 comming out in Oct. and the beta version in a few weeks. I think Private fire wall and avast will be a Great combination. I noticed that the new CEO for avast was formerly with Symantec ? Not to get off the topic but that brings back bad memories. Symantec is who bought out Sygate and that was the beginning of the end for my former favorite firewall from a few years ago.... Sygate 5.6 was the last free version I think. I hope the same doesn't happen to avast free version. Sorry if strayed off the topic a bit.
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Great stuff - good to have you on board.

Once you get to know the firewall there will be a few things you might want to set to "block" via the "Main Menu" and "Applications". In the real world this might not make too much difference to your overall security but still the more apps with red crosses means the less chance of something creeping in or out. A right click on the individual applications will bring up a menu to "block" temporarily, but double clicking the same entry will bring up the individual rules which should all be set to "deny" for permanent blocking, or configured individually to suit your specific requirements (right click the rule and select "Modify" to change permissions). If you're not into network shares for files and printers then both the Main Menu settings for Internet Security and Network Security should be set to "High".

One of the other areas you might want to give some consideration to is via the "Help", "Privatefirewall Settings", Trusted Publishers. If there's anyone listed here you don't want given the freedom of your PC then you can just delete them from the list and Privatefirewall will supply an alert prompt to set a rule whenever their software is run. It's best to read the help topic on this first so you understand the implications of leaving them in or taking them out
Thanks MC for the info. and thanks for the welcome. What about the Process Monitor. It was set at default medium. Should that be set on high as well ?
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Old 28. Jul 2009, 10:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I was also very looking forward to MC's pre-warned freeness of Privatefirewall.

However, on my system it fails GRC. Has been a long time a firewall did not pass this test on my system. Most ports closed, 135 open.

Also logging does not record anything. Also get no warnings for connections. HIPS seems to work, but firewall not.

All settings on high and only Microsoft trusted,

Anyone else having this weird result?

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Hello all,

I was also very looking forward to MC's pre-warned freeness of Privatefirewall.

However, on my system it fails GRC. Has been a long time a firewall did not pass this test on my system. Most ports closed, 135 open.

Also logging does not record anything. Also get no warnings for connections. HIPS seems to work, but firewall not.

All settings on high and only Microsoft trusted,

Anyone else having this weird result?

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I just tried the following tests at Gibson research http://www.grc.com/intro.htm and did the following tests....Filing sharing test, Common ports test, All Service ports test and the Leak test and Private firewall passed them all. And yes port 135 was stealthed. I also tried the PC flank test http://www.pcflank.com/ and Private firewall passed all those tests as well. Maybe check with MC and he can give you some tips more on the setup.
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