For those of you running a PC DAW that also connects to the internet you might find this useful.
Kerio Personal Firewall is free (for private use) software that will lock down your machine against unwanted hackers, worms, denial of service attacks, etc. It will also block advertisements and pop-up windows.
It works quite well, it starts by basically blocking everything, but if you for example launch Midi Over Lan, Kerio will ask whether you want to \"permit\" or \"deny\" it, you create a rule to say \"always permit\" and it never asks you again.
This software appears to be very unobtrusive compared to some other Firewall software and is very easy to use. It also has free updates.
A friend of mine who is a Senior Network Analyst thinks that this software is better than half a dozen or so other Firewall programs he has used. That\'s good enough for me. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]