best free firewall

  Seth Haniel 12:10 27 Feb 2011

What is best free program to stop unwanted internet traffic. Just got USB dongle with 500mb monthly bundle. But want to stop all and sundry programs connecting to internet and using up my quota. Just connecting and doing nothing and the MB are clocking up by trhe second !

  bremner 12:21 27 Feb 2011

"Just connecting and doing nothing and the MB are clocking up by trhe second !"

Your computer must be seriously infected if you are clocking up MB's by the second.

  Seth Haniel 12:27 27 Feb 2011

All latest virus & malware progs. Even though not been connected to web before. Just guessing its likes of quicktime, acrobat etc etc checking unessesseraly for updates.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:34 27 Feb 2011

What op system?

WIndows 7 and vista have own firewall you can configure to stop outgoing traffic.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:36 27 Feb 2011
  Seth Haniel 12:42 27 Feb 2011

Will check up on its firtewall settings

  Miké 13:28 27 Feb 2011

These people do a front end for Windows own firewall, gives you a popup to allow or refuse new connections.

You only need the easy to use free version.

  Miké 13:29 27 Feb 2011

Forgot the link click here

  ACOLYTE 13:59 27 Feb 2011

I use Comodo firewall with win 7 ultimate 64 bit works great,and it is probably the best free one going atm imo,it has a lot of features and a lot of options so you can set it up to suit your needs.I have never really thought windows built in firewalls did the job as good as they should do.

  Arnie 18:41 27 Feb 2011

I use Comodo Internet Security Premium; including their firewall.

It auto-updates and I have never been pestered to pay for it.

  So Afraid 19:52 27 Feb 2011

Another vote for Comodo.

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