Hi, Two questions for you. 1. Last year I downloaded the Sygate Pro trial. After running fine for a few days I noticed that it did not start up one day on a reboot (Windows 2000). I restarted it but the next few times the same thing happened so I assumed that there was something wrong with my computer or me. Since then I've been using or trialling other firewalls: ZA Pro and free, Kerio, LookNStop, and finally decided to give Sygate free a shot. After a few days the exact same thing started happening that was happening with the Pro version. All the other firewalls ran without any problem and I made sure that they were all completely uninstalled before using another. Any idea why Sygate keeps doing that and not the others? 2. I'm currently using the trial version of Outpost 2. Even though I'm on dialup I've been getting those Windows messenger service messages. I've followed the Outpost instructions to the letter and every once in a while one still comes through - every couple of days even though it's stopped the majority of them. This is after none of the others ever let any through (except Sygate but I had to change one setting and it stopped it). I know I can turn off the messenger service but would rather not because firewalls if properly configured should take care of the problem just fine as evidenced by Sygate, ZA, LNS, and Kerio. Any ideas why this is happening with Outpost 2 even though I've set it up the way they say to for the messages to stop? Thanks for any input.