I want a firewall for Win 7 starter to perform very specific program control. This is why:
When away from home, I connect my phone to provide minimal 3g internet access for my netbook. When I did so last time, within 10mins I had used 200MB even though I have all auto-updates (that I am aware of) turned off.
I am not interested in chasing the source of data usage. Instead, I want to ditch Zonealarm free and replace it with a firewall to strictly control inbound and outbound program access to the internet when using 3g data.
I want a firewall that will ask about every connection, every time.
I don't want one that will provide 'intelligent' permissions (e.g. Zonealarm), or one that remembers if permission has been previously granted (e.g. Zonealarm).
Any recommendations? Your experience is valued.
P.S. I am not interested in replies such as 'Get MSE - it's really good'
. I'm looking for an experienced technical reply.