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PRODUCT INFORMATION

User Guide - Product documentation (*.pdf)

Product Tour - Feature descriptions & screenshots

OS Support - Windows 10* (see important Support Resources notes below), Windows 8, 8.1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit), Server 2008/R2 (32 and 64 bit), Server 2003 (32 bit) and Windows XP (32 bit).


CURRENT VERSION
- 7.0.30.3, posted 12/19/2013:
(Select Main Menu/Help/About Privatefirewall 7.0 to find the version number) 

Click here to download  

GENERAL INSTALLATION PROCEDURE: Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall (via Add/Remove programs or Start -> All Programs -> Privatefirewall 7.0 -> Uninstall...) and reboot system before installing an update. Process Monitor and Firewall settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates. We also advise temporarily disabling any antivirus or other active anti-malware or HIPS software until the Privatefirewall installation process has completed.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.30.3, posted 12/19/2013
- Fixed issue when multiple PFGUI.exe instances could be invoked by re-launching PF from Start menu (observed on XP, Vista and Win7).

Installation Note: To install this update from build 30.2, exit Privatefirewall (from the task bar icon) and run the executable (custom settings will be preserved). Restart Privatefirewall from the Start button or reboot system. To install this update from builds prior to 30.2, please first uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.


RELEASE NOTES* - 7.0.30.2, posted 10/5/2013
- 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.

* It is not necessary for XP, Vista and Windows 7 systems to install this update. Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing this update. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.29.1, posted 1/15/2013
- Added support for Windows 8 (32/64 bit).
- Added
Copy Remote IP/s to Clipboard and Copy Selection to Clipboard right mouse click options to firewall log.
- Updated drivers reviewed and tested by Microsoft Winqual.

* Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing this update. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.28.1, posted 6/1/2012
- Updated GUI to allow removal of IPv6 addresses from the sites list even if IPv6 is not installed.
- Resolved isolated bsod issue observed on XP.
- Updated drivers reviewed and tested by Microsoft Winqual.

* Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing this update. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.27.1, posted 4/5/2012
- Enhanced Process Monitor - comparable logger and leak defense in 64 and 32 bit OS environments.
- Added option to Disable Trusted Publisher feature.
- Added IP address specific rules to Settings export file.
- Updated drivers reviewed and tested by Microsoft Winqual.

* Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing this update. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.26.7, posted 3/23/2012
- Added error code display when driver can't be contacted.
- Added H zone for default outgoing ICMP rule.
- Removed IDVault product installation option from Privatefirewall setup.
- Modified Advanced Reports to address defect in IP address report filter.
- Added "Disable Auto-Response" to exported settings.

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Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing this update. Custom Process Monitor, Firewall and other product settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing updates.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.26.6, posted 3/11/2012
- Addressed Advanced Reports "Invalid pointer" and missing pflog7.mdb observed on Vista and XP.
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To install this update from builds 26.3-26.5, exit Privatefirewall (from the tray icon) and run the executable (custom settings will be preserved).
- To install this update from build 25.5 (or earlier), export custom settings, uninstall and reboot system before installing the 26.6 build.


RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.26.5, posted 3/09/2012
- Rolled back auto-deny for detected events indicating PID only.
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To install this update from build 26.3 or 26.4, exit Privatefirewall (from the tray icon) and run the executable (custom settings will be preserved).
- To install this update from build 25.5 (or earlier), export custom settings, uninstall and reboot system before installing the 26.5 build.


RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.26.4, posted 2/15/2012
(uninstall/reboot of previous build is required for installation of 26.4)
- Addressed issues observed with settings export/import feature.
- Addressed issues observed with Reset to Defaults feature.
- Implemented additional modifications to address specific Avast behavior.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.26.3, posted 2/9/2012
(uninstall/reboot of previous build is required for installation of 26.3)
- Updated drivers reviewed/signed by Microsoft Winqual.
- Added ability to define fw rule order.
- Addressed issue with avast.setup (still in process - some incidents of repeat alerting persists).
- Added application specific IP address rules configuration and filtering capability.
- Modified driver binding implementation to address possible related implications (i.e. lost Internet connection, system drag, etc.) of other driver conflicts/incompatibilities.
- Resolved failed Kill3f and fileacc1 leak tests.
- Modified logic for automated rule creation in relation to SPI (limits certain automatic rule creation to outbound only).
- Added ability to permanently remove publishers from the TP list.
- Added "Skip" button to Program Change alerts ("If this program changes frequently, select Skip to suppress further checks.").
- Added Delete and Insert key handling to Applications, Process Monitor, Trusted/Blocked sites, Trusted Publishers, Detected Processes and Parents lists.
- Added Next and Prev buttons to Applications.
- Addressed several minor bugs/defects.


RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.5, posted 10/24/2011 (uninstall/reboot of 25.4 not required for installation of 25.5)
- Added ability to select multiple applications in Process Monitor, Applications, Detected Applications and Trusted Publishers.
- Added "Select All" option for Trusted Publisher page so that users can Remove all if desired.
- Added "Terminate Process" option (via right mouse function) for Applications listed on Port Tracking screen.
- Added Trusted Publishers to Settings Export.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.4, posted 9/30/2011
- Fixed defect in Restricted Rights feature (assigning limited rights to certain applications using alerts might inadvertently reduce rights for explorer.exe).

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.25.3, posted 9/26/2011
- Added Restricted Rights feature which allows rights to be reduced for specific apps on the fly (via Process Detection Alerts) or via Privatefirewall GUI (Processes tab of Advanced Applications Settings).
- Added log level control: Off, Low, Med, High.  Low (only events with red/blue icons are logged, i.e. which are not related to any existing rules), Med (all except restricted IPs, port scans, invalid packet flags, dropped due to SPI), High (all firewall events are logged).
- Expanded max alert time-out and added user options to control length of time-out period.
- Added ability to right mouse click event in FW log to add IP to the Blocked or Trusted List.
- Addressed full-screen game compatibility issues.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.24.10, posted 7/20/2011
- Added installation instructions to setup process.
- Added automatic version check and update download option.
- Resized Detected Applications and Trusted Publishers screens.


RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.24.9, posted 7/5/2011
- Added "Trust this process" option to the tray alerts.
- Added "Apply to all alerts" option to Full/Detailed alerts.
- Added "x" to sign in tray icon to indicate when Training is active.

- Expanded packet filtering indicators in firewall log.
- Added ability to generate HTML report for Detected Processes in Advanced Reports.
- Fixed IP address display issue in systems where IPv6 is not installed.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.24.8, posted 6/7/2011
- Fixed ICMP rule-change specific GUI crash issue.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.24.7, posted 6/6/2011
- Fixed GUI crash issue.
- Fixed external application lockup issue.
- Fixed invalid PID issue
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RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.24.4, posted 5/17/2011
- Added IPv6 packet filtering and tunneling support.
- Expanded anti-logger protection including clipboard and screenshot logging detection, driver load attempt detection and enhanced code injection monitoring.
- Improved leak, general bypass, spying and termination defense performance.

- updated drivers reviewed/signed by Microsoft Winqual.

INSTALLATION NOTE: Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and reboot system before installing the 24.4 update. Process Monitor and Firewall settings can be preserved by exporting (File -> Export Settings) before uninstalling, and importing (File -> Import Settings) after installing this update.

RELEASE NOTES - 7.0.23.4, posted 3/3/2011
   - Fixed defect in which default rules were not properly implemented in 23.3 build.

INSTALLATION NOTE
: For customers updating from 23.3, once installed, please Reset Privatefirewall rules to Default ("Reset to Defaults" - round white arrow in blue box on top of PF menu). Users who imported custom settings and rules from pre-23.3 builds are not affected by the 23.3 defect. In general, it is also advised that you uninstall any previous Privatefirewall build and reboot system before installing an update.


 


Support Resources

*Windows 10 Support
For those experiencing challenges installing/operating Privatefirewall on Windows 10 (either via upgrade or new system), consider the following:

- Uninstall Privatefirewall. Reboot system.
- Apply right mouse to Privatefirewall installer 7.0.30.3 and select Run as administrator. Install and reboot.

Privatefirewall is not formally certified for Windows 10, but in most cases, it will operate as expected on Windows 10 systems. In others, it may be necessary to specify the Win 8 compatibility setting. To do so, go to Start, All apps, Privatefirewall 7.0, apply right mouse and select Properties, Select Compatibility tab, check Compatibility mode checkbox "Run this program in compatibility mode: Windows 8". Click Apply. Restart system. 


Feature List
- Full feature list

Trouble-Shooting - Some basic tips for trouble-shooting installation and compatibility issue. 

Enabling Echo Request - Configuring special Incoming ICMP settings.


Cisco VPN configuration settings - Configure Cisco VPN client with Privatefirewall

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Or send an email to support@privacyware.com

 

 
 

 

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