PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 468 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.36
  • Total Downloads:
    1,299,170
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This freeware firewall won't replace user vigilance, but intermediate users will appreciate its configurability. From the primary interface to the packet content logs, simplicity is the key to PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition.

You don't "set and forget" any good firewall. This application makes it easy to set filtering rules, provided you know what you're doing. That's why we don't recommend PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition for novice users. This program expects you know the uses of UDP, ICMP, ARP, TCP, and a few other computer protocols. However, adding a new filter is as easy as answering a few questions in a wizard.

There are numerous filters preset to block many known problems. You'll only find a brief explanation for each, so you'll need to research elsewhere anything you don't understand. This application's Help file is a simple quick-start guide. Novice users will be overwhelmed and advanced users underwhelmed, but intermediate users wanting basic filtering would do well to install this firewall.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 468 votes

    • 5 star 134
    • 4 star 116
    • 3 star 60
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 108
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5 stars

"it is very nice"

November 04, 2008  |  By khaled505

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Excellent"

August 18, 2008  |  By larry342516

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

Using it for months and it does a great job protecting my PC. Best of all it's free.

Cons

Needs updated and does not tell you when. But does a great job.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT!"

August 13, 2008  |  By Big DB

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT!

Cons

It took like 10 hours to download and then made my cpu slower than hell. It took 25 minutes to turn it off when i had this software. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT!

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1 stars

"pc tools firewall plus free edition 4 is no good "

August 11, 2008  |  By wizkidjones

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

nothing

Cons

pctools firewall plus 4 did not work on my laptop it completely froze my laptop so i have to uninstall it on safe mode as i could not get on my laptop normal mode

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4 stars

"firewall version 4 is better"

August 03, 2008  |  By super61

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

it better and less annoy then other

Cons

some pop up

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5 stars

"hey guys why didn't you update to version 4"

August 01, 2008  |  By Ninjabot77

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

the product has been updated to version 4 and it has improved so much it went from level 2 to level 7 in the matousec firewall challenge

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1 stars

"If you have Vista don't install this!!!"

July 27, 2008  |  By Kocia1983

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Cons

It's not working with Vista OS. It causes that some system modules has stop working and that provides your computer to several system crashes (blue screens).

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1 stars

"Not Useful; Can Be Dangerous to Inexperienced User"

July 25, 2008  |  By i_made_this

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

Not much.

Cons

It's ineffective - port open tests show loads of vulnerabilities - like most of PC Tools' products, this one is also baitware. And the install can be dangerous to the noob who will probably download PC Tools' system killer Threatfire as part of the deal. Personally, I'd stay away from all PC Tools products.

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1 stars

"Unusable"

July 20, 2008  |  By fred_anon2000

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

Firewall caused conflict problems with seven programs on my system, including vital ones like Spybot. Uninstalling is a nightmare

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5 stars

"Excellent firewall for Vista since ZA doesnt have one"

July 18, 2008  |  By Darrelray777

 |  Version: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 3.0.36

Pros

Very good firewall, and even the free version keeps updated. Works great on Vista. Zone Alarm doesnt work on Vista

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.36
Version 3.0.0.36 adds new smart Application Rules, Stealth Mode protection, and data validation using SPI
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date January 28, 2008
Date Added January 28, 2008
Version 3.0.36
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 10.31MB
File Name fwinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,299,170
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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