I'm looking for a firewall:
A firewall that does not ask the same question multiple times when the user answers without selecting "remember this setting" checkbox
And ideally, that can display dialog boxes in which "remember setting" option is not pre-selected when programs ask for internet access
I have been having this annoyance with every firewall I used to date (Tiny, Komodo, Norton, AVG, Avast). The problem is as following:
Naturally, I have programs that I would like to allow internet access all the time; and I also have programs that I would like to block all the time.
However, I also have programs that I would like to allow internet access only from time to time.
In the second case, when I am presented with the firewall dialog each time a program wants to access internet, I end up with a dialog box in which the option to remember my answer is preselected. In order to achieve what I want, I have to uncheck this option, and then click either allow or deny.
Most of the time, this dialogue shows up multiple times one after another (e.g., 3 times in 5 seconds), and I end up having to click 6-10 times each time I don't want to make a permanent decision about a program.
Therefore, I'd like to have a firewall that is configurable accordingly. More specifically, I want:
Critically, no multiple dialogue boxes one after another (e.g., when a dialogue is answered the answer applies to all subsequent dialogue boxes that would have been otherwise shown in the next 5 minutes or so).
Ideally dialog boxes that does not come with a preselected "remember this setting" option.
Ideally, This firewall being part of a larger internet security suite, so I don't have to disable a module in a security suite and install an external firewall.
I would appreciate your recommendations.