I think its time to retire Sygate Pro: it of a sudden got stupid the other day and doesn't allow me to update A-Squared even tho' the f'wall's told to allow it. So, I'm thinking of ZA, LnS, or Outpost Pro. I want a firewall that works, period, and puts up an inch thick steel plate around our PC (so to speak). I'm don't want to become a software engineer to use/learn nuances of rules for everything under the sun, really (and I'm happy to pay for an app, if it does the job, and I want a firewall, and not an app that throws in anti-everything as I have other security apps to cover the rest of the bases, pretty much). And, no, I don't mind reading/learning about an app to a point, but I don't want to join a "cult/mindset" and become a servant to the app, if you know what I mean.