Privatefirewall Changelog

New in version 7.0.30.3

December 20th, 2013
  • Fixed issue when multiple PFGUI.exe instances could be invoked by re-launching PF from Start menu (observed on XP, Vista and Win7).

New in version 7.0.30.2 (October 6th, 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.

New in version 7.0.29.1 (January 15th, 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.

New in version 7.0.28.1 (June 2nd, 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.

New in version 7.0.27.1 (April 5th, 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.

New in version 7.0.26.7 (March 24th, 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.
  • 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.

New in version 7.0.26.6 (March 12th, 2012)

  • Addressed Advanced Reports "Invalid pointer" and missing pflog7.mdb observed on Vista and XP.
  • 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.

New in version 7.0.26.5 (March 9th, 2012)

  • Rolled back auto-deny for detected events indicating PID only.
  • 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.

New in version 7.0.26.4 (February 15th, 2012)

  • Addressed issues observed with settings export/import feature.
  • Addressed issues observed with Reset to Defaults feature.
  • Implemented additional modifications to address specific Avast behavior.

New in version 7.0.26.3 (February 10th, 2012)

  • Installation Note: Please uninstall the existing version of Privatefirewall and
  • reboot system before installing this update.
  • Updated drivers reviewed/signed by Microsoft Winqual.
  • Added ability to define fw rule order.
  • Addressed issue with avast.setup.
  • Added IP address based filtering capability.
  • Modified driver binding implementation to address possible related implications.
  • 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.

New in version 7.0.25.5 (October 24th, 2011)

  • 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.

New in version 7.0.25.4 (September 30th, 2011)

  • Fixed defect in Restricted Rights feature (assigning limited rights to certain applications using alerts might inadvertently reduce rights for iexplorer.exe).

New in version 7.0.25.3 (September 26th, 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.

New in version 7.0.24.10 (July 21st, 2011)

  • Added installation instructions to setup process.
  • Added automatic version check and update download option.
  • Resized Detected Applications and Trusted Publishers screens.

New in version 7.0.24.9 (July 6th, 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.

New in version 7.0.24.8 (June 7th, 2011)

  • Fixed ICMP rule-change specific GUI crash issue.

New in version 7.0.24.7 (June 7th, 2011)

  • Fixed GUI crash issue.
  • Fixed external application lockup issue.
  • Fixed invalid PID issue.

New in version 7.0.24.4 (May 17th, 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.

New in version 7.0.23.4 (March 3rd, 2011)

  • Fixed defect in which default rules were not properly implemented in 23.3 build.

New in version 7.0.23.3 (March 3rd, 2011)

  • Fixed defect in which default rules were not properly implemented in 23.3 build.

New in version 7.0.23.3 (March 3rd, 2011)

  • added Unicode support.
  • added fast user switch (multi-user) support for Windows Workstations
  • added support for Windows 7 SPI RC
  • fixed limited account issue in XP
  • disabled access to WMI when system anomaly detection feature is disabled
  • updated drivers reviewed/signed by Microsoft Winqual.

New in version 7.0.22.8 (January 6th, 2011)

  • eliminated errant installer registry entry
  • added updated Help File
  • fixed Settings defect in which "Disable Auto-Response" option was not preserved after reboot

New in version 7.0.22.7 (December 16th, 2010)

  • fixed inconsistent incoming/outgoing traffic icons in Internet Security
  • resolved isolated GUI crash report
  • corrected image error in New Process Detected full alert
  • changed "Always display alerts for outgoing connections” label to "Display alerts for new outgoing connections”

New in version 7.0.22.6 (December 16th, 2010)

  • added import/export feature for PM and FW rules
  • added option (in File -> Settings) to Always display alerts for outgoing connections
  • added option to "Disable startup splash screen"

New in version 7.0.22.5 (November 24th, 2010)

  • Updated default rule-set
  • Implemented additional modifications to improve leak, general bypass, spying and termination defense performance.
  • Enhanced packet inspection capabilities
  • Fixed logic for Block button for firewall in Standard Control mode
  • Port tracking no longer displays loopback connections
  • Column re-sizing adjustments preserved (Application, Process Monitor, Firewall Log, Port Tracking)
  • Column sorting added
  • logo updates
  • "Restore default settings" grayed out for apps/processes where no default rules exist
  • Updated driver certification in accordance with Microsoft Winqual Review.

New in version 7.0.21.1 (August 19th, 2010)

  • Added Process Termination feature (integrated into tray alerts (via right-mouse function on Options in tray alerts)
  • Added Auto allow for certain services (setting the Process Monitor "slider" to medium will allow services running under system account. The High setting will allow only LOCAL/NETWORK services automatically.
  • Resolved code defects related to isolated BSOD incidents.
  • Fixed driver access check to \etc\hosts file.
  • Fixed defect related to determining correct process parent, parent of parent when one of those processes was terminated.
  • Fixed bug where incorrect parent process chain (due to windows reuse of obsolete PID) was identified (and generated unnecessary alerts) .
  • Implemented modification to bypass application alteration check when/if gui/service has no access to it (WoW).
  • Added support for Windows 7 Mobile Broadband connections.
  • Discontinued support for Windows 2000 OS.
  • Modified various port and application related default settings/rules.
  • Fixed process termination bug when passed handle does not have adequate rights.
  • Resolved Windows Hook interception bug.
  • Added inter-process keyboard message monitoring capability to Process Monitor.
  • Updated driver certification in accordance with Microsoft Winqual Review - Qualifications Achieved: Logo - Microsoft Windows Vista family, x86 Basic, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64

New in version 7.0.20.47 (June 25th, 2010)

  • Modified default port-specific rules.
  • Enhanced connection detection capability.

New in version 7.0.20.46 (June 25th, 2010)

  • Updated Default System Services Rules
  • Fixed issue in which GUI did not correctly resolve application name on x64 platform

New in version 7.0.20.45 (June 2nd, 2010)

  • fixed tray bug (regression .40 - could not "uncheck" tray training option)
  • fixed defect wherein traffic direction for certain events was being misidentified.

New in version 7.0.20.43 (May 27th, 2010)

  • updated Privatefirewall setup with ID Vault v5.7.

New in version 7.0.20.40 (May 15th, 2010)

  • resolved defect where temporary training (invoked via "Train" alert options) was overriding fixed training settings.

New in version 7.0.20.39 (May 7th, 2010)

  • added 64-bit Process Monitor for Windows Vista and 7
  • added "Train" option for all Firewall, Process Monitor and Process Detection Alerts
  • implemented additional modifications to further improve leak test performance
  • added update check in Help - About dialog

New in version 7.0.20.37 (February 16th, 2010)

  • updated driver certification in accordance with Windows Logo Kit v1.5
  • fixed SSTS failures and isolated stability (bsod) incidents
  • fixed isolated GUI failures/crashes
  • enhanced application filtering capacity

New in version 7.0.20.36 (February 16th, 2010)

  • Added ID Vault Free Edition install option into Privatefirewall setup

New in version 7.0.20.35 (January 14th, 2010)

  • Phase 3 implementation of various modifications to improve application stability and security.
  • tuned GUI code for better performance on low memory.

New in version 7.0.20.34 (January 14th, 2010)

  • Phase 2 implementation of various modifications to improve application stability and security.

New in version 7.0.20.33 (January 14th, 2010)

  • implemented various modifications to improve application stability and security.

New in version 7.0.20.32 (January 14th, 2010)

  • modified GUI settings synchronization with service rules

New in version 7.0.20.31 (January 14th, 2010)

  • updated driver certification for Windows 7 GA release
  • fixed blue screen crash in observed in Windows 7 x32