I've tried Netveda Safety.Net a couple of times and although I liked it, conflicts with Objectbar forced me to remove it each time. I'm no longer using OB so now I've been trying Netveda again and, to get to the point, I have a small problem with it. Every time I start up the computer it hangs for quite a while and I've narrowed down the problem to Netveda. Eventually everything kicks in but I get a pop-up from Netveda asking for permission for ipcLic.exe to start (not access the net). I can't work out what ipcLic.exe does. I know it's part of Netveda but it never shows up in the task manager and it never appears in Netveda's component control window. Even when I tell the pop-up to always allow ipcLic.exe, I still get asked every startup and still get the long delay while waiting for it to ask. Also, I see Netveda recommended in many "which firewall" threads but does anyone actually use it? Their own forum seems pretty dead and there aren't any good user guides or anything that I can find.