Ugh, I tried using Outpost again. What a painful experience. I don't know what it is, maybe it's interaction with Kaspersky or something, even though I read about how to make them coexist together properly. Every time I try to use Outpost, it results in nothing but problems...slow internet, webpages not displaying, computer slowing down, computer working too hard, antivirus working too hard. Geez. I give up, I don't need this, do I?
Years ago, i used Zone Alarm and even though I got rid of it for the bloat, it's actual firewall functions never gave me any problems. I'd train it a little in the beginning and that was it. But then I tried Outpost because it was supposed to be better and lightweight, but it was a headache. As I got better with computers, I keep trying it again like every year it seems like, and no luck. I don't even think I need a firewall.