Privatefirewall is an application that provides freeware support to users who need to protect themselves on the internet. The utility has a simple interface that can be easily managed by novices as well as professionals. Users have the possibility to quickly adjust the settings of the firewall by adjusting two sliders that are displayed on the main screen.
Privatefirewall allows users to manage the security level of both the internet and local networks but the sliders can be replaced by more advanced options. These can be found in the settings menu of the app and they are quite easy to understand. A help file is available within the app for those that need it. The tool provides a live shield against various threats that might appear and a semaphore like icon shows the status of it.
Privatefirewall is constantly scanning all of the applications that run on the computer and have an internet connection. Scanning ports are also scanned and they are automatically shut down if the app detects malicious actions. However, if the app is too strict for one’s needs regarding a particular application, there is the possibility to add a certain utility on a white list and have it marked as an exception from every firewall rule.