Since posting this thread and before receiving any answers, I've embarked on trialing the Free version of 'Sygate'. Does anyone have anything to input regarding pluses and/or minus's of this programme. How does this compare with Comodo?
Now that I've installed and had to register it, I need a good reason for moving over to Comodo or anything else.
The only Firewall I've hade to date, has been Windows. But when I recently ran some tests, I found it had more holes than a sieve! However, it had one plus for me and that was, it was unobtrusive. I didn't keep getting aggrevating pop-ups asking me if it was ok or not for various programmes to contact the Net. It would be nice if there were something smart enough to realise that...
Yes - your modem does need to connect to the Net!. Yes - your email programme does have to send & receive emails!. Yes - it is ok for Spyware terminator to receive updates Yes - it is fine for Avast to monitor connections. Yes - Threatfire too must get updates
Please stop bothering me... If nothing had to connect to the Net, why would I need a firewall?!