"We all know the Windows popup asking to decide whether it is safe to run a program or not. Those using personal firewalls have to answer many more questions to achieve an adequate protection. Before making a decision we usually hesitate for a second. This is because our decision, based on easily faked attributes such as the fileâ€™s or the manufacturerâ€™s name, is almost always a gamble. The problem of executable files authentication has been the central unsolved issue for all desktop firewalls, Anti-Viruses and all other application security software. pcInternet Patrol is the first to use a web-based white-list of authenticated executables offering a unique solution to this problem. Its immense database allows the end-user to verify the authenticity and safety of any executable file automatically and in real-time. pcInternet Patrol is able to assure the end-user of a fileâ€™s safety, whether it was downloaded, received as an email attachment or introduced into the system through other media. Unlike Anti-Virus users, pcInternet Patrol users do not need to download any scheduled updates and carry the entire database of signatures in their computers. Instead, pcInternet Patrol provides instantaneous, real time updates by transferring to the userâ€™s computer the signatures of only those files that are encountered by the user the moment they are needed. pcInternet Patrolâ€™s simplicity to operate is only matched by its power: it is able to detect a completely unknown malicious program even if it exists in a single copy on earth. This makes it particularly useful for individual and business users, potential targets of customized attacks. pcInternet Patrol affords equal protection to novice or expert users alike."
eTrust Personal Firewall 5.5.114 eTrust Personal Firewall will provide complete, industrial-strength hacker and privacy protection, with an easy-to-use interface and pre-loaded settings that take the guesswork out of security » 11.08.2006 - 8.92 MB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Trial, $29.99
ATGuard 3.22 A great program for protecting your computer from hacker attacks and trojan horses. Plus many other useful features, including blocking of banners etc » 15.02.2001 - 1,5 MB - 98/ME/2K - Free
pcInternet Patrol 3.2.4 pcInternet Patrol is the first firewall to use a web-based white-list of authenticated executables. Its immense database allows the user to verify the authenticity and safety of any executable file automatically and in real-time » 20.04.2005 - 86 KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $79.95
PortsLock 1.9 PortsLock is a filtering firewall for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 2003 Server that fully supports user-level security » 13.05.2006 - 1.61 MB - XP/2K3 - Trial, $
Core Force 0.95.167 Core Force is the first community oriented security solution for personal computers. It is free and provides a comprehensive endpoint security solution for Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems » 21.01.2007 - 19.5 MB - 2K/XP - Free
Ashampoo Firewall 1.20 You probably know that you need a firewall program to use the Internet safely. In addition to protecting you against attacks from the Internet, a good firewall will also tell you when programs installed on your computer are trying to phone home and enable you to prevent them from doing it » 10.04.2007 - 4.08 MB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Free
BlackICE PC Protection 3.6 crq BlackICE teams a personal firewall with an advanced intrusion detection system to constantly watch your Internet connection for suspicious behavior » 17.08.2008 - 6.75 MB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Trial, $39.95
Avast Internet Security 18.6.3983.0 avast! provides a package of applications that aim to protect your computer from a possible virus infection or other malware threat » 21.08.2018 - 218.99 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Trial, $
Windows Firewall Control 184.108.40.206 Windows Firewall Control is a small and easy to use application that runs in your system tray and provides quick access to the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall. » 01.08.2018 - 3.29 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Free
Outpost Firewall Pro 9.3 (4934.708.2079) Automatic, intelligent protection against hackers and trojans as well as against other threats and nuisances such as all sorts of pop-ups and adverts » 01.12.2015 - 42.72 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Trial, $
Privatefirewall 220.127.116.11 Privatefirewall is a personal firewall and intrusion detection application that protects your computer from hackers and Trojan horses » 20.12.2013 - 3.58 MB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Free
Description by the Software Developer: "PDF2EXE is a freeware program to quickly convert PDF to EXE, making PDF readable on any computer without Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat software installed. The conversion from PDF to EXE preserves the look and feel of the original document.
With PDF2EXE, you can distribute your Adobe PDF files to your customers, share PDF documents with your friends without worrying about whether they can read it or not. PDF2EXE users can have more control over PDF files. "
Description by the Software Developer: "Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as Postscript, EPS, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development process, and by making sure Inkcape is easy to learn, to use, and to extend. "