Problems with Sygate

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by cmfairbank, Jan 22, 2005.

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  1. cmfairbank

    cmfairbank Registered Member

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    Hello, I'm a newbie here who is having problems just after installing the Sygate (free) firewall. I'd be pestering the Sygate forum, but my recent activation there isn't letting me post yet.

    I downloaded the latest, installed it (with everything, including AVG Free shut off) and all seemed to go well. Then it rebooted and no sooner does Sygate fire up, I get the dreaded "X needs to close ... Send Error Report/Don't Send" window (where X is Sygate Agent Firewall). While this message awaits my response the firewall software is actually running behind it (graphs and stuff clicking along...). Of course, as soon as I click Don't Send, it's gone.

    Any attempt to fire up Sygate manually has the same result.

    I'm running XP Home, SP2; AVG Free, Firefox, and Thunderbird (though the latter two may not have been installed the first time this happened) and recently gave my Windows Registry an enema ( ;) via Registry Healer), which fixed many many orphan entries that were slowing things down.

    I appreciate whatever help I can get, including any alternative recommendations for a trustworthy, effective, low maintenance (and yes, free) firewall.
    Thanks,
    cmfairbank
     
  2. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

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    Hello cmfairbank,

    If this is v5.6 - it creates this sort of problem for some - once you have access to the forum, look for threads on problems with this version. v5.6 is recent, 2 months out I think.

    You can download v5.5 build 2710 from here: http://207.33.111.31/spf/

    Regards - Charles
     
  3. cmfairbank

    cmfairbank Registered Member

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    Thanks Charles,
    I mosied around in there for a little while and found a clue. Caught a remark about disabled network devices, which Sygate might not like . . .

    Turns out I had disabled my Local Area Connection port on this thing to get rid of the Xed-out icon on the taskbar. Re-enabled it and Sygate now runs fine. Hooh-rah!! I guess I can live with that little X for a working firewall. :p

    Thanks for the advice. Hope this helps someone with similar problems.
    Mike
     
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