[QUOTE]\nYou can feel vindicated by the article below on Comodo. The last paragraph \nsays the leak test is DISABLED\n\n..................... snip ............................\n\nIf performance rather than ease of use is your criterion, then the Comodo \nfirewall is the top contender. The firewall itself is very robust, and the \njust-released version 3 includes a well-designed intrusion detection system \nand Vista compatibility. Comodo also supports internet connection sharing, \nwhereas the free versions of Kerio and ZoneAlarm do not. On the minus side, \nthe IDS is initially rather talkative, and this may unnecessarily alarm \ninexperienced users. Additionally, Comodo has been known to conflict with \nsome other security products. However, for the technically initiated who can \ncope with these annoyances, this is an outstanding free product and an easy \nfirst choice. Make sure that you install it in "Proactive Defense+" mode, \nbecause the "Firewall Only" installation has the HIPS, which includes the \nleak test protection, disabled.\n\nsnipped from [URL]http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm[/URL][/QUOTE]\n\nThe info in that article is dated 6/2008, and is outdated according to\nmy current experience.