Hello, i have so wired situation, i had windows xp for so long time with ESS with out facing any real problem then i upgraded to windows 7 for two days ago and the problems keep coming from that date .. the problem is : ESS firewall blocks any thing belongs to google servers ( that's what i realize i'm not a professional and may be i'm wrong ) what i see : when the firewall is on : there is some problems loading the following pages .. www.google.com : - sometimes doesn't load at all - sometimes stuck at clients1.google.com www.youtube.com : - sometimes doesn't load at all - sometimes the preview images for the videos doesn't load at all - stuck at *.ytimg.com any other pages : - sometimes stuck at some address if the page has google adsense or something like that . - slow loading of the page . when the firewall is off : internet browsing become smoother than before ( when the firewall is on ) there was so much problems with the firewall last night but today when it did an update to Personal firewall module: 1060 (20100507) some problems solved like the pages doesn't load at all but there is some problems still on . some additional information for my PC : Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.06GHz Memory (RAM) : 1.00 GB Graphics : Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family OS : Windows 7 Professional System type : 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores : 1 Network Adapter : Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-T Controller [EDIT] - i uninstalled win7 back to xp - the new problem that ESS can't update causes by the firewall !! stop the firewall and try to update and the update process will work like charm . Thanks everyone .