Nagging firewall

  jimmer409® 12:33 06 May 07

can anyone recommend a simple firewall that moniters in/out and doesn't constantly nag to adjust or okay settings, also does not hog resources and kill your wireless network? any help greatly appreciated.

  Stuartli 12:40 06 May 07

ZoneAlarm (free version).

  jimmer409® 12:47 06 May 07

tried zone alarm, drove me crazy

  Technotiger 12:53 06 May 07
  Technotiger 12:54 06 May 07

PS - set it and forget it. After 30days free trial of full version, it reverts to the Free version, which IMHO is better than ZA Free.

  jimmer409® 15:38 06 May 07

thanks tech, not tried that one, imho too complicated, think i'll just stick with za.

  hodder 18:21 06 May 07

Hi jimmer409, as Stuartli says zone alarm (free version. Double click ZA icon in systray, go to the alerts and logs tab left hand side and select alerts off, never nags you again after the initial period of learning of your programs trying to access the internet!

  jimmer409® 07:49 07 May 07

thanks all, and yes hodder, now sorted

  FatboySlim71 08:20 07 May 07

I highly recommend Comodo and its free. Most if not all firewalls will have windows popping up asking that blah blah wants access (or words to that affect) but these will become less frequent as the firewall will start to learn which programs/processes can access the internet, most firewalls will also have an option that will tell the firewall that you do not want to be asked again, basically it will remember your choice, i.e allow or block for that program/process.

  Stuartli 09:56 07 May 07

In ZoneAlarm, if it asks whether a program or application requires Permission such as Internet Explorer or Outlook Express, allow it and tick the box. You won't be troubled again with this particular program or application.

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