hi all I notice that there are no treads about sygate persoanl firewall.(latest version...free) I wonder if this makes it good or bad,?? I took zone alarm off as I was getting conflicts with another program. put sygate personal firewall on and it seems very good. it alows you to do a security check which seems to be effective. The only problem I have with it is that it,for some reason it realy slows one program down that I use all the time which is Epson photoquicker 3.5 this comes with the r300 printer. strange this. Anyone got any views on sygate and why it would slow one program down. I ran wintop to see if it was taking up a large proccessing % but its not.