Outbound firewalls, or firewalls that only throw up alarms when a program on your machine tries to call out to the internet, are largely useless, according to our friends at How-To Geek. They don’t offer real protection, ignore inbound threats and give you a false sense of security. Here’s why.
Windows 7/Vista: One of the common complaints with the default Windows firewall is the ridiculous number of pop-ups you’ll receive when it is enabled. TinyWall removes that annoyance while still providing an easy to use interface for advanced and beginner users.
Got some web space you rent for a personal site? Good, then you can likely get around any restrictions your employer, school or other eye-shielding authority have wrongly put in your way with a quick PHProxy installation.