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.
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!
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.
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.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.