Privatefirewall is a Personal Firewall and Intrusion Detection Application that helps prevent unauthorized access to your PC, at home, the office, or on the road. Privatefirewall constantly monitors the sensitive areas of a PC where intrusion can occur, including browser security settings, network settings etc. and reports on their status. The program is easy to install/use and provides protection right "out of the box".
The interface will accommodate advanced users as well as novice users, it does not overload you with options and features, yet provides access to powerful rule settings and filers for advanced users via the right click menu. Privatefirewall offers everything that you`d expect from a personal firewall, including Packet Filtering, Internet traffic (packet) filtering, port scanning, IP tracking, SecurePOP email protection, and a proprietary Application Control Engine, which monitors all applications that access the Internet.
The program integrates with the Windows Security Center, and offers a choice of 3 different profile settings for at home, at work and on the road, which makes it especially interesting for Notebook users that frequently connect to other networks.
- Changes in 188.8.131.52:
- Fixed issue when multiple PFGUI.exe instances could be invoked by re-launching PF from Start menu (observed on XP, Vista and Win7).
Installation Note: To install this update from build 30.2, exit Privatefirewall (from the task bar icon) and run the executable (custom settings will be preserved). Restart Privatefirewall from the Start button or reboot system. To install this update from builds prior to 30.2, please first uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.