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Slikkie

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Does anyone know of a good, trusted firewall which isn't as annoying as Comodo or ZoneAlarm? I've tried both and hate them since they pop up every 10secs and ask me to accept/block.

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Well, the two you mentioned are good ones. The reason they are asking you what to do when you first install them is that they are "learning". Even the not free firewalls have to be taught what is okay with you, and what isn't. They quit after a week or so, and then run quietly in the background. Some you can set ahead of time, like Norton, but it takes an hour or more to scroll through every internet enabled program installed on your computer and make a decision, "yes", "no" or "prompt".
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Adding to what Johanna has said, I know in ZoneAlarm you can turn off the pop ups, and let Zone Alarm decide what can be run and what is blocked - although I wouldn't recommend using this feature at all as its 'intelligence' can occasionally not do what you would prefer it to do. I'm not sure if this is a feature in ZoneAlarm free edition, as I use the Pro edition.
Johanna's advise was sound, use it for a couple of hours and it'll run without popping up every two seconds, although you can open the program and choose which programs have authority to run and access the internet and which ones don't.
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