Switched to Comodo, now I'm getting all kinds of new alerts I never got before and which I don't have a clue about. Especially whether to allow deny. They mostly deal one way or another with some parent application doing something or other, sometimes it sounds like the parent app is not on the computer itself but elsewhere, not sure of that though. One of the first ones I allowed was for Word - the alert said it was a safe app and all that. Well, messed up Word so bad it was unuseable, fought with it for several hours before I finally found where I could change that rule to deny that particular thing, then Word worked OK again. So I'm prettyhesitant to just allow all these things about parent applications, but then I find that some things don't work if I don't do that. Why did those things start showing up all of a sudden when I started using Comodo, and how do I tell which ones I want to allow and which ones will cause me problems like the Word one did? It's probly the Comodo firewall doing this? I liked the ZA firewall much better! This has been nothing but problems and window after window to deal with when I just want to go in and simply do something like I used to be able to do. May just have to go back to ZA if there isn't a simple solution. Thanks for any enlightenment.