Alternatives to PC Tools Firewall Plus for all platforms with any license

  • COMODO Internet Security icon

    COMODO Internet Security

    Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. If you prefer a smaller solution with Antivirus Protection only see...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android

  • Comodo Firewall icon

    Comodo Firewall

    Comodo Firewall Pro - Secure your system against internal attacks such as Trojan viruses / malicious software and external attacks by hackers. Safeguard your personal data through a simple user friendly single click interface offering...

    Free Windows

  • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall icon

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow...

    Freemium Windows

  • Privatefirewall icon

    Privatefirewall

    This personal firewall and intrusion detection application provides comprehensive online security. It constantly monitors your PC for intrusion and reports any findings, so you can take the appropriate action. Advanced users can...

    Free Windows

  • Windows 10 Firewall Control icon

    Windows 10 Firewall Control

    Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing activity, controls applications internet access. Allows you to control personal information leakage via controlling application network traffic. Manages and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Windows Firewall Notifier icon

    Windows Firewall Notifier

    Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) extends the default Windows embedded firewall behavior, allowing to visualize and handle incoming or outgoing connections.

    Open Source Windows

  • Filseclab Personal Firewall icon

    Filseclab Personal Firewall

    Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition is one of the most important software of Filseclab, it is very easy to use and also very powerful. It can provide more secure protection for your PC, and it is FREE. It can block...

    Free Windows

  • Roboscan Internet Security Free icon

    Roboscan Internet Security Free

    Roboscan Internet Security is an integrated anti-malware program for protecting your computer from outside online threats. Roboscan uses two award-winning engines, the BitDefender Engine and ALYac Tera Engine, to defend your computer....

    Free Windows

  • Looknstop icon

    Looknstop

    Look n Stop is the best in its class security application to prevent spyware. Secured by Look n Stop, your PC also becomes fully invisible to net hackers by stopping all suspicious traffic. Rated among the highest firewall in leak...

    Commercial Windows

  • Guarddog icon

    Guarddog

    Guarddog is a firewall configuration utility for Linux systems. Guarddog is aimed at two groups of users. Novice to intermediate users who are not experts in TCP/IP networking and security, and those users who don't want the...

    Open Source Linux

  • DefenseWall icon

    DefenseWall

    DefenseWall is a sandboxing-style personal firewall solution that wins when your anti-virus fails. DefenseWall is based on a sandboxing approach that uses rights restrictions and partial virtualization. What this means in simple terms...

    Commercial Windows

  • FortKnox Firewall icon

    FortKnox Firewall

    FortKnox Firewall is personal firewall solution that allows you to protect a PC against hacker attacks, trojans, spyware and internet threats. It has built-in Intrusion Prevention System and SPI technologies for extended user...

    Commercial Windows

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  • NoRoot Firewall icon

    NoRoot Firewall

    Firewall WITHOUT ROOT. Host name/domain name filtering, simple interface, fine-grained access control and no suspicious permissions on the firewall app itself.

    Free Android

  • Sygate Personal Firewall icon

    Sygate Personal Firewall

    Sygate Personal Firewall is a bit old but good firewall for Windows. It uses very small amount of system resources and is quite robust. The project is now abandoned because Symantec Corporation, on October 10, 2005, acquired...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued On October 10, 2005 Symantec Corporation acquired Sygate Technologies, so Sygate Personal Firewall has been replaced by an advanced "Smart Firewall," available in Symantec’s Norton Internet Security. Sygate Personal Firewall can still be downloaded from Tucows.
  • Armor2net personal firewall icon

    Armor2net personal firewall

    Armor2net personal firewall software stops hackers, data thieves, and protects your PC from Internet-borne threats. Armor2net firewall can meet your requirements for Internet security and Internet privacy. This firewall monitors...

    Commercial Windows

  • SoftPerfect Personal Firewall icon

    SoftPerfect Personal Firewall

    The SoftPerfect Personal Firewall is a free network firewall designed to protect your PC against attacks from the Internet or via a local area network. SoftPerfect Personal Firewall offers customizable security using user-defined...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version, 1.4.1, released on August 01, 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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    NetDefender

    NetDefender is a free and open source firewall for Windows 2000/XP. Features: * User can Block all Traffic and can Allow all traffic through just one mouse click * It is a packet filtering Firewall. * User can add custom rules...

    Open Source Windows

  • Wallix Pro Firewall icon

    Wallix Pro Firewall

    Wallix Pro Firewall prevents intruders from accessing your computer and that’s the main objective for a computer firewall. It automatically detects and blocks attacks through a comprehensive examination of all inbound and outbound...

    Free Windows

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    InJoy Firewall

    With InJoy Firewall™ 4.0 you can say good-bye to old-generation Firewall solutions that were difficult to implement, manage and measure — InJoy Firewall™ is different... This multi-purpose Firewall readies you for the future...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Core Force

    CORE FORCE is a free comprehensive endpoint security solution for Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems. CORE FORCE provides inbound and outbound stateful packet filtering for TCP/IP protocols using a Windows port of OpenBSD's PF...

    Open Source Windows

  • iSafer icon

    iSafer

    Open source Windows firewall.

    Open Source Windows

PC Tools Firewall Plus Comments

Works well on WinXP systems, not on Vista or Win7

Comment by peterstaack
about PC Tools Firewall Plus and Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista Jun 2011

Works well on my older WinXP systems, but not so hot on Vista or Win7 (intermittent freezes and sometimes a drain on system resources). On the newer Windows versions, I've been opting for the OS default firewall and another free AV suite, with good results.

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Completely useless under win7, works a while then can lock ...

Comment by xChris
about PC Tools Firewall Plus Jun 2011

Completely useless under win7, works a while then can lock-up the system! AVOID

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