I know this firewall is rated highly and is geeky but it's a pain in the butt to use. I played around with it for a few hours last night and it was interesting but also annoying. Everytime I rebooted it would come up with some crap about "attacker installs system wide windows hook atitray.exe". Well, yea, it installs a system wide windows hook because it integrates into the context menu but it's not malicious. No matter how may times I told it to accept tyhe prog it would still complain about it. Then it came up with the same BS about internt explorer. WTF?! After trying this one out and Kerio too I said f*ck it and went back to using the XP firewall and using Aports on my second monitor so I can see what's going on. Suppressing outbound connections might be good for some people but I would rather monitor for connections and then take the necessary action if I see some shitware phoning home. The XP firewall is painles...ahhhh...bliss.
17 years ago