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richocki

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Until recently I used Zone Alarm Firewall. It worked ok but seemed to be a hog and slowed things down. One feature I liked was were you could disconnect from the internet. Which I liked doing if I was doing something that did not require an internet connection. I guess I felt I was safer from viruses and things like that.

I am now using Ashampoo Firewall and it does not have such a feature. Is there a way I can disconnect? Can I click on the LAN icon in the system tray and select 'disable'?
Would I also have to do that on the 1394 connection icon also? Or is there a better fire wall out there that has the disconnect feature?

I know there a few questions in there but I am sure Geeks to Go can handle them. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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You don't need to disconnect. The whole point of having a broadband connection is that it's an always on connection.
If you must, unplug the network cable which has the same effect. Disabling it from the system tray will disable the entire network port and the way back isn't entirely obvious.
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Thank you Neal. I guess you are right. I shouldn't worry so much.

Edited by richocki, 05 June 2009 - 08:57 PM.

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