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PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition is a powerful personal free firewall for Microsoft Windows that protects your computer from hackers and intruders. Firewalls control the network traffic in and out of your PC by monitoring applications that connect to the network. Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, and keyloggers 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 and advanced users can also easily create their own packet filtering rules to customize the network defenses. The program is recommended for use alongside of AntiSpyware and Antivirus software like AVG or Spyware Doctor to protect PC against Spyware, hackers, worms, and viruses.
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PC Tools Firewall Plus feature highlights
Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing.
Intelligent automatic protection without all the questions.
Easy to use. Designed for both, novice and expert users.
Advanced rules to protect your PC against common attacks.
Best of all itâ€™s FREE. No catches, limitations or time-limits.
“Firewall without complexity”
Reviewed by: CNET Staff
Version reviewed: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition 4
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.