Hi, gkweb, I understand what you are saying. There is a school of thought that says that the firewall should be configured to handle all possibilities in the universe by default. Actually, I really do not subscribe to that philosophy. For experts it is fine. For beginners, it is not. And, except for e-mail which should be covered by an anti-virus, I have a hard time understanding where someone would pick up a trojan or virus so bad that it contains one of the more advanced firewall defeating algorithms. There must be a comprimise between usability and security, especially for beginners. The advanced configuration should be left ot the experts. And, in my opinon Outpost is as capable as any to handle the majority, if not all of the "real" threats out there. However, that does depend on the user, their skill, and their experience. _anvil, I had the browser open and a download manager running constantly while running PC Audit and Wall Breaker. The PLAIN and SIMPLE fact is that Wall Breaker could not load the web page and PC Audit consistently told me that "My PC is well protected" and I got NO e-mail. I am not sure how I could have possibly given these leak tests a better chance. They simply failed to bypass Outpost. And believe me, if they would penetrate Outpost and my configuration, I would be the FIRST to give Agnitum notice as I have done many times in the past. If any leak test that I have confirmed fails to penetrate (as described in the thread I linked) OP2 firewall does penetrate OP2 on some user's system, then it is simply mis-configured. In most cases, if someone insists that OP2 pass the tests, we will instruct them on how to setup their firewall in the forum. In general, I will admit that the auto configured setting leaves a little bit to be desired. But, then anybody wanting to pass sophisticated leak tests should know better than to EVER let auto configuration take place in any firewall.