I've been using Kerio PFW for years and have developed a sizable set of rules in my persfw.conf file.
Now I can't save changes, not even deletions.
I suspect the persfw.conf file might have become corrupted at some point in the past. I tried using a two-month old backup of the persfw.conf file, but same problem.
The persfw.conf file is encrypted, so I can't use it for guidance in building a new file.
I tried using a tip posted some time ago (by Servus - B.) about removing encryption from the file by adding the following to the registry:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Kerio\\Personal Firewall] "EncrDisabled"=hex:01
But this doesn't seem to do anything with Kerio PFW 2.1.5.
I've tried deleting the file while PFW is running; when I close down the program it recreates the persfw.conf file, but the newly created one seems to have the same problems.
I've uninstalled the program, cleaned the registry, and reinstalled. Same problem when I try using one of my old persfw.conf files. Of course I've checked that nothing has been protected by a Read-Only, Hidden, or System attribute.
I'm running out of ideas. Any suggestions? Has anyone else encountered this weird, frustrating problem?
If I have to start rebuilding all my firewall rules, I might as well consider changing to another program. Anyone care to make a recommendation?
I'm running W98SE with DSL and have BlackICE running as a second firewall.
I've found that BlackICE and KerioPFW do different things, are compatible with one another, and perhaps offer me a little greater protection than running either one alone. That is, my configuration mistakes in one program (or program limitations) may be compensated for by the other. No noticeable performance problems, even on an old, slow machine.
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