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Editors' Review

by   / February 26, 2015

Privatefirewall 7.0 is easy enough for beginners to master yet powerful and flexible enough for advanced users. Privatefirewall's features include a Process Monitor, Port Tracking, and Applications Monitor. You can customize many settings, yet Privatefirewall also teaches itself to protect you from hackers and other threats just by studying your habits.


Training: Privatefirewall's Training mode analyzes your computer and online habits to protect you without annoying you. It's easy to allow or block apps and sites manually or when they appear in pop-up alerts.

Help and more: Privatefirewall's Help file and online resources explain every aspect of using the software as well as topics, such as system security and online privacy and protection.

Settings: The Internet and Network Security options include custom security levels and other settings that can maximize protection with minimum impact on performance.

Anomaly Detection: Privatefirewall's Email and System Anomaly Detection features analyze your normal usage patterns and issue alerts when deviations are detected. You can tell Privatefirewall to block all outgoing email when anomalies are detected.


Busy and wordy interface: Privatefirewall's Main Menu is a bit busy and text-heavy.

Updates: Privatefirewall couldn't save a software update to the default destination without Admin privileges, and we had to choose another folder. A minor inconvenience; but inexperienced users might feel uncomfortable or confused.

Bottom Line

Privatefirewall 7.0 is a keeper. It's not the flashiest firewall you can download, but it's one of the best we've tried.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version

Version - Added support for Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit).
- Fixed Windows 8 Live Tiles issue.
- Added version query check confirmation.
- Updated drivers reviewed and tested by Microsoft Winqual.


Publisher Privacyware
Publisher web site
Release Date October 05, 2013
Date Added November 08, 2013


Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.58MB
File Name privatefirewall.exe


Total Downloads 126,226
Downloads Last Week 16


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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