PC Tools Firewall Plus is a powerful free personal firewall for Windows® that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet [b]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 especially for people, not just 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 how 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.
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 it’s FREE. No catches, limitations or time-limits
PC Tools Firewall Plus Features
No interruptions in full screen
The Full Screen Detection mode feature is designed for those avid gamers, movie/TV viewers and PowerPoint users to provide an optimal user experience. This feature, when enabled, provides no interruptions and minimized performance impact when your computer is in full screen mode.
Enabling Full Screen Detection Mode specifically gives you the control to disable all program alerts and Smart Updates, scanning is re-schedule to occur at a later time and the Firewall is set to allow or block by default. It will automatically detect when your computer is in full screen and ensure zero-interruptions and impact to your computer, while maintaining an advanced level of security.
Password Protection to safeguard from exposure
Password Protection offers advanced customization to safeguard against unauthorized parties (users or malware) attempting to change key security settings, which may expose your computer, leaving it vulnerable to attack. In particular you now have the ability to password protect changes to the program settings, shutdown, uninstall and our real-time feature IntelliGuard.
By enabling password protection you have complete control over your installation of PC Tools Firewall Plus to ensure maximized protection for all users.
Enhanced user experience
The user experience has been streamlined to reduce the amount of user interaction required with implementation of the following features:
PC Tools Firewall Plus has reduced the number of alerts where you are required to make decisions regarding potential threats. Specifically, the new Firewall automatically allows digitally signed applications and prompts for unsigned applications.
Easier to use with new normal and expert modes
Firewall Plus now caters for two levels of users:
1. Normal User Mode offers a simplified interface for basic users to protect their computers when connected to the Internet or any other network. All you need to do is to choose which applications are allowed access to the Internet/network.
2. Expert User Mode provides a highly configurable interface for advanced expert users to allow greater control over how your computer and applications connect and interact with the Internet/network. Expert user mode gives you additional options to create custom rules for applications and to control traffic at port-level. Firewall Plus alerts in expert mode are also more detailed to facilitate a greater understanding of the connections made by the applications.
System Requirements: Windows® Vista™ 32-bit, XP, 2000 and Server 2003.