I'm just about to sign up to mobile broadband. There are lots of deals in the UK at the moment with free dongles for your laptop, but since I don't really
need it I'll only be opting for the tiny 1GB a month plan.
What I would really like is to be able at the click of a mouse be able to stop all internet traffic except for the browser and maybe 1 or 2 apps I choose like my messenger while everything else like Windows Update and anything else I usually allow automatic access is denied until I get back to my unlimited home connection and can switch back to normal.
Firewalls give you the ability to block an app's access to the internet but what I really need is one that has the ability to create different 'profiles' for different situations so I could create a 'mobile profile' to block most things when I'm away from home.
Better still would be a seperate app that could do this since I might not want to change something as important as my firewall for this one feature
I know that I could set just about everything to ask before connecting to the internet but I'm used to allowing things to autoupdate by themselves now