Howdy, I'm trying to find a firewall that I like to run on this XP x64 machine. I'm fairly attached to tiny firewall pro 2005 but I can't use it on 64bit windows. what I've tried so far; Outpost 2008 - not real keen on it. was misbehaving and caused problems with my browsers not being able to connect. I will not use outpost again. Comodo - was good but the defense+ started to drive me mental. I would say to treat an app as a trusted app and then it would pop up more questions for the same app! wtf? maybe use this with defense+ disabled. Jetico - running at the moment. it's okay but from what I can see it's just a firewall. I'm going to try Ghost Wall shortly. possibly in combination with AppDefend. what I really want is something similar to tiny firewall in that whenever an unknown exe was launched it would put up a window for you to choose what to do. then if I knew what the program was I could select 'trust it' and then it could run and I would not be alerted again about that prog unless it was changed. also the sandbox feature was pretty handy but I don't think that's going to happen on x64. so is there anything else besides tiny firewall that functions like that? (is that what appdefend does?) also what does HIPS stand for? google's no help. I'm going a little bit spare here..