Thanks, I like to have a layered defense w/o the hassle of daily updating. As far as a Policy Based HIPS goes there currently is only DefenseWall and GeSwall, neither which is 64-bit at the moment. Perhaps a 64-bit Classical HIPS would work for you. Not a bad choice, SpyShelter Firewall is pretty strong but falls short on some personal testing done by myself, (Xp Home SP3 32-bit) your mileage may vary. Thanks for the tips Kees, but I'm having no performance issues or any incompatibility issues running DW and AG together. Perhaps your suggestion will be of use to other members here.