PC Tools Firewall Plus

PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.111

Protect your PC from intruders and malicious network traffic

PC Tools Firewall Plus sits between your computer and your Internet connection, controlling both downloading and uploading traffic and warning you whenever it detects unexpected Internet access or traffic in either direction. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use, even for beginners
  • Two user modes: Normal and Expert
  • Attractive design

CONS

  • No different security levels

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PC Tools Firewall Plus sits between your computer and your Internet connection, controlling both downloading and uploading traffic and warning you whenever it detects unexpected Internet access or traffic in either direction.

PC Tools Firewall Plus is surprisingly easy to use; you can start right away, without having to configure anything, something that beginners will be grateful for. These novice users will also be happy to see that the basic functionality of PC Tools Firewall Plus can be tweaked in terms of approved or blocked programs, in the Applications area. However, if you prefer to have more control over the program, you can always use the Advanced Rules section. There's also the possibility to switch between Normal user and Expert user on PC Tools Firewall Plus, either during installation or in the program's configuration menu. In this way advanced users will get more detailed messages from the firewall and will also be able to tweak it further.

PC Tools Firewall Plus logs all network activities, as well as the number of packets and bytes blocked. But there's one thing I missed: the possibility of having several security levels (like in ZoneAlarm, for example) with which you can quickly change the program's settings.

All the functions in PC Tools Firewall Plus are easily accessible in the firewall's eye-catching interface, just by clicking on their correspondent buttons on the left side. The main window features direct access buttons to the most important areas in the program as well.

With PC Tools Firewall Plus both novice and advanced users can effectively protect their computers by choosing which apps should access the Internet and also blocking any unauthorized attemps to break into your PC.

Changes

  • Extensive Security Permission (ESP)
  • Improved Application
  • More informative pop ups
  • Updated Profiles Interface
  • Network Display
  • Normal and Expert modes

PC Tools Firewall Plus is a powerful personal firewall for Windows® that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information.

PC Tools Firewall Plus is advanced technology designed specially for people, not experts. Powerful prevention against attacks and known exploits is activated by default while experienced users can optionally create their own advanced packet filtering rules, including IPv6 support, to customize the network defenses. All you need to do is install it for immediate and automatic ongoing protection.

That's why PC Tools Firewall Plus provides world-leading protection, backed by regular Smart Updates, real-time protection and comprehensive network shielding to ensure your PC remains safe and hacker free. PC Tools products are trusted and used by millions of people every day to protect their home and business computers against online threats.

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PC Tools Firewall Plus 7.0.0.111

— User reviews — about PC Tools Firewall Plus

  • Ericsater

    by Ericsater

    "Install it and love it!"

    Will never get updated but I think this program is top notch!. More.

    reviewed on October 23, 2016

  • b1sh0p

    by b1sh0p

    "Vista Stories: PC Tools Firewall Plus"

    PC Tools Firewall Plus is the latest release is quite efficient and reliable firewall, which boasts beautiful, and revie... More.

    reviewed on July 24, 2010

  • Decudurian

    by Decudurian

    "Great Security"

    I don't actually have this software but i do have pc tools Internet Security which is a compilation of all the security ... More.

    reviewed on June 28, 2008