OS>XP-SP3: I've had pfw installed since earlier this yr after i read about it on here. I recently performed a clean install on xp. When its set to "filter all traffic", any site i click on is taking anywhere from 15 seconds to 1 minute to load. Never had any problems with pfw or pages loading very slowly before reformat. I posted on some different forums about it & someone suggested i go to "pingtest.net" & post results. I did & the first time it wouldn't work saying that my firewall or av was blocking it. I disabled the av, set pfw to allow all traffic, & the test was successful giving me a grade "A". Long story short, i forgot to reset them & clicked on some sites, & the pages loaded quickly again. It wasn't the av causing this it is pfw. Obviously i can't leave it on "allow all traffic" all the time, so i need help in configuring it with it set to "filter all traffic" so i won't have the slow loading pages anymore. If i have to install another firewall i will, but i like this one. I know "bellgamin" really likes this firewall, so i'm hoping he reads this...or someone. If you need any more info, i'll check back during the day for a reply. THANX for your time/help anyone.