Hi everyone: I posted a similar request on the Outpost Firewall forum, but have not yet been able to resolve this issue. So, I am posting this here in case some of you have the same configuration I have and have run into a similar issue. The problem: Slow downloads of NOD32 anti-virus updates when Outpost Firewall (2.5 or later) is running. Observations: When I shutdown the firewall, the updates downlaod faster. The NOD32 files have full access and rights in my firewall (marked as trusted app). No blocked connection message in my firewall logs, just that the data transfer on updates is slow. What I am having trouble figuring out is whether the firewall itself is the problem (2.5 and up) or the version of NOD32 I am running (latest 2.12.3). Any conflicts between the 2? Thanks in advance all.