Yeah, that's the impression I got. I didn't have any problems when I didn't run a firewall. Now that I do, I get a couple alerts every day. Part of me says "Wow, I wonder how bad it was without a firewall! "Every time I see one of those, I think: "Yay! Look at me, I did my job! Pat yourself on the back, I was worth the money! I stopped vicious people on the internet from hacking your computer!"