There are various applications specially created to offer protection from potentially harmful software or connections. CA Personal Firewall is one of them, a useful application designed to protect your computer for unauthorized access. It can be used on the computers that have access to the Internet in order to prevent hacking attempts.
This program is designed to block the Internet access for the applications installed on your computer and for other computers that attempt to gain access. In order to block certain types of network traffic you need to configure the type of connection used by the computer.
When you install the product on a laptop that is connected to multiple networks, you can use the zone settings to select the level of security applied to each connection.
You can use the Privacy section to block certain cookies from being stored on your computer. The ad-blocker can be configured from the same section which enables you to create a set of rules that are applied to a specified website.
Although most threats come from outside your computer, you are able to prevent the installed programs from accessing the Internet or sending email messages on your behalf. The application enables you to create a set of rules for the programs that you trust or you want to block.
An interesting feature is the ability to protect certain registry items from being modified without your consent. The list includes the Internet Explorer search page or the list of programs that starts with the operating system.
Overall, the CA Personal Firewall provides you with all the features required to prevent your personal information from leaking on the Internet. It takes little time to accommodate and it can be used by both beginners and experienced users.