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Privatefirewall Editor's Review

Everything in life has two sides to it and same can be said about technological innovations. It is quite hard to carry out most activities without resorting to the web these days. Yet the internet itself is also the reservoir of malicious applications and who try to exploit vulnerable computers and networks everywhere. To thwart such attempts and malware invasion, your PC actually needs more than typical antivirus software. There is the Windows firewall but it is not the most effective solution against exploit based attacks and security aware users will want something better for enhanced protection. If you want a capable firewall but do not want to spend for it, give Privatefirewall a try.
Privatefirewall is a feature packed Firewall application for Windows that comes for free. Its footprint is tiny and you can install it on PCs with Windows XP and later versions. Installation is a quick and simple affair.

The interface of Privatefirewall is not the most visually appealing one but it is intuitive. You get various protection modules- desktop firewall, process monitor, application manager, traffic filtering and port tracking. The firewall activation status is indicated by colored indicators resembling traffic lights at right top part of UI. You may also specify settings for remote access.

With Privatefirewall, users can customize the Internet as well as network security settings. For beginners, the default configuration should be good enough. Like many other firewall software, this application lets you make one 'Trusted sites’ list. You can also make one blacklist. Privatefirewall automatically blocks web access to blacklisted applications and IP addresses. There is a handy email anomaly detection feature as well.

You get to see all applications that are trying to access web from the computer in a window in UI. You can set and tweak web access rules for each of these applications. The application supports process filtering too. Like commercial firewall applications, Privatefirewall monitors all ports of your PC closely for intrusion attempts. Anytime the applicaion detects odd in behavior of any application or process it will ask users for suitable course of action. The System Anomaly Detection Engine follows same route as the email anomaly engine. While the application is user friendly, beginners can resort to its adequate help files for explanation of various features.

Positive Points:
- Freeware, small footprint.
- Plenty of fetuses to thwart exploit attacks.
- Intelligent Anomaly Detection Engines.
- Plenty of help documentation.

Negative Points:
- Nothing as such.


Privatefirewall may not be as well known as many of its commercial rivals, but it can really give many of them a run for money! The nifty and small application sits silently in your system and safeguards it from majority of stealth attacks exploits. The default settings are good enough for novice users and advanced users can tweak the notification and response mechanism as they want. Its intelligent anomaly detection engine is really commendable. You do not lose anything by trying this application, considering it offers so many functionalities for free.

Rating: 3/5

Privatefirewall Publisher's Description

Privatefirewall integrated desktop firewall and multi-layer intrusion prevention software delivers signature-less, zero-hour protection from known and other intrusions on Windows desktops and servers. Privatefirewall is comprised of several distinct protection layers including desktop firewall, port manager, URL filtering, process monitor, anti-logger, and application/system behavior modeling and anomaly detection components. Privatefirewall evaluates WinAPI calls and analyzes a comprehensive list of system variables and security-sensitive registry keys and alerts administrators to possible malware, attack, or policy violations. Privatefirewall's layered approach to PC and enterprise endpoint defense addresses the Windows vulnerabilities that threat exploit to gain unauthorized system access and cause damage to private systems and data. Privatefirewall models and monitors system behavior to identify and block activity characteristic of known malware, phishing and other threat types so that personal computer users and IT managers within small, medium or large organizations can more effectively and proactively protect the environments and private data for which they are responsible. Internet and network security settings, untrusted web sites and IPs, and the manner in which software applications and related processes can access the Internet can be easily configured via Privatefirewall's intuitive management console. Privatefirewall is absolutely free of charge for personal or business use. Privatefirewall supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2000/2003.

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Publisher: Privacyware.com | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: | Size: 3645 KB | Platform: WinOther
Released Date: 15-10-2012 | Rating: 5 | Title: Privatefirewall

Author Url: http://www.privacyware.com
Program Info Url: http://www.privacyware.com
Download Url: http://www.privacyware.com
Screenshot Url: http://www.privacyware.com/PF_MainMenu.gif

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