I've installed this famous fw Well, it ain't that bad. I really like it and if I end up taming the beast then I'll settle down here. First questions I have: 1. I heard Jetico reloads to default settings on reboot. Well after fiddling with this toy I came across the following: http://images6.theimagehosting.com/1.53d.th.png So my guess is to check "automatically save changes" or "save configuration on firewall shutdown" and leave unchecked "load default policy at startup" (which would delete all our settings and reload the factory ones). Am I being correct in here? 2. Regarding "optimal protection", "allow all" or "block all". I was thinking of chosing "block all" and then give rules for the applications I know will access online. Aside from the obvious ones I use (firefox, sandboxie, antivirus, etc.) are there any other ones I should be aware of? What about windows updates? What process does control it? Thx in advance.