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Windows 7: PC Tools - Uninstall this if having network issues


06 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
PC Tools - Uninstall this if having network issues

Hello,

If you search for my other posts you will notice I was having a network problem that I couldn't figure out.

I am 99.9% sure I have solved my issue.

The solution was to uninstall PC Tools. My issue now seems to be gone.

Please note that simply disabling PC Tools did not solve my problem.

I had to uninstall it. I am now using the Windows Firewall and my issue seems to have been resolved.

All the other trickery I tried to solve the problem didn't work, and now have put everything back that I changed that I shouldn't have had to change as a final test.

I am pretty confident all is going to be fine.

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06 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Were you using PC Tools Firewall Plus?
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06 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Yup, the latest free edition as available on Cnet.

I used it with my previous (Windows XP) system with no issues.

I am quite confident it doesn't play nice with Windows 7 for some reason.

Has this been discussed?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Were you using PC Tools Firewall Plus?
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06 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

No, it plays OK, but truthfully I liked the older version better, but cannot locate it.

Every link goes back to the PC Tools page.
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06 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

No trickery should be reqiured to get file sharing to work properly, everything I mentioned in earlier posts is standard procedure using the built in simple GUI for networking in Windows 7.

It's typical for a third party program with a built in firewall to cause file sharing not to work. You would think that a firewall made for Windows 7 would at least be intuative enough to get past this problem. If it were me it's the first thing I would have got rid of.

The fact that a third party firewall was never mentioned in your earlier posts leaves me a bit confused.
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06 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
The fact that a third party firewall was never mentioned in your earlier posts leaves me a bit confused
Now I'm confused, where is that statement?
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06 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I do have an older version if you'd like it
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06 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
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The fact that a third party firewall was never mentioned in your earlier posts leaves me a bit confused
Now I'm confused, where is that statement?
I lost track of his posts but I believe he was asking about how to get LAN networking to work correctly the other day.

The problem is that these third party firewalls are being installed before they get the LAN up and running which only adds to the confusion.
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06 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Doesn't Windows firewall have the same effect?
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06 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
PC Tools Firewall Issue

I recently had an issue with the latest version of PC Tools firewall not allowing a VPN client to work I tried manually setting permission to allow the VPN client I tried disabling the PC Tools firewall nothing I did would allow it through the firewall even when it prompted me the first time I used the VPN I clicked allow and remember had to uninstall it never had issue with older versions I was a bit frustrated.
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