Ive been up all night searching for a firewall that works with Vista and is compatible with Avast (that I love so much lol). I found a program called Vista Firewall Control by Sphinx Software and it does exactly what the Windows Firewall is missing from its software, it blocks the outgoing connections and shows the blocked inbound connections. The best part about it is it's freeware. It's a really simple tool and very user friendly. I recommend this to 32 and 64bit Vista users who are using Avast on Vista PC's and find it hard to look for a third-party firewall that's compatible with both. Just enhance the firewall you already have... http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html?from=VistaFirewallControl P.S. - There is also an XP version of this freeware as well.