Hello, I would kill (well.... almost) for a program that lets me turn off access to my modem! Ever had your modem start dialing (when your already using the phone or maybe 3am while your trying to sleep? ) for no reason you can find ? Or some stray program thinks it's a good Idea with out asking? Drives me nutz! I have 2 other friends with the same problem! The other problem is that sometimes when I'm not on the internet some program tries to access the internet and I get an unwanted browser window popping up with an error message (I unplug my modem when I'm not using it to be sure it doesn't dial without permission, but there are people that either can't do this or get confused/forget to easily) but I see this problem also on computers here in our building that do not have internet access. (building for the disabled, we all have VERY limited income, so many have no internet at all, we have to "community" computers in our building with high-speed internet for email and such)
#1 blocking all modem access (and logging what program requested it, if possible)
#2 internet connection request blocking (and logging what program requested it, if possible)
I have not seen a firewall that does anything quite like this... they may block the connection, but not the dialing of the modem or the opening up of a browser window with an error message.
Sorry if my message was redundant, but this is my first request and I'm a bit unsure how to properly describe the problem/need. Anyway thank you much
-Just another Long.Knight