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Privatefirewall problem

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#1 Poltergeist


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:26 PM

Until a few days ago I had been using Privatefirewall on an XP computer for about two weeks and quite liked it. However, every time I connected to the internet a window came up called 'New networks detected'. It gave an IP Address and a Net Mask (the first of which was always, the second of which was sometimes, different every time I connected) and asked me whether I wanted the address to be Trusted or Untrusted. The problem was that I didn't know the answer to this question.

On another site's forums, I was advised that, not being on a network, I should click 'Untrusted'. However, I don't see why I should mechanically have to click either the one or the other every time I connect to the internet and so I've reverted pro tem to Outpost firewall. Maybe when I installed Privatefirewall I ticked some option which presupposed greater knowledge of firewalls than I have and resulted in the Privatefirewall persistently querying me. But my question is: does anyone know how to stop this feature of Privatefirewall even if it does result in somewhat less security?

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