Your advice / opinions please. I have Nod32 AV. This will not change as I am totally happy with NoD. The firewall etc is another matter. I've installed Comodo 3 and its very good. However, as I install/uninstall much stuff etc, it'll probably never quieten down. I made a comment in a DefenseWall thread which the reply from Ilya Rabinovich said; Well, CPF v3 has a classical HIPS onboard. So, it's up to you if you can use it or you would like to use more user-friendly HIPS solution like DW. I must say, Yes these pop-ups are annoying. And one is always busy doin' this and that to keep it happy. Not as annoying as SSM - that wins an academy award for stealing days from a bloke's life. My question to the members is; What can I add to NoD32-AV to create a more "user-friendly and QUIET HIPS solution rather than classical HIPS. And DefenseWall does appeal. I do want to be able to block some applications from Outbound access so I can pull my old kaspersky anti-Hacker out of the box. So what's some good quiet combos?