sygate 5.6 (free)

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  1. bearklan

    bearklan Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new to ever having any problems with my spf until yesterday. I keep getting smc.exe has generated errors and will be shut down. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall. Ran ad-aware, disc defrag, ccleaner, avg. ( did have trojan horse downloader.generic7.z) I thought it was healed. (gone) I can not even get it to open through programs (manually) once in a great while it will open but then it freezes.

    I am thinking maybe this is because expiration on freeware or trial. I have been using for at least 2-3 years maybe more. If so can anyone suggest a free firewall that is similiar and would be compatible with my system.
    (windows 2k,cc cleaner, avg virus, frostwire, reg cleaner, and internet explorer 6.0 searchbar. I have a Sprint wireless card.

    I do not know if this is related I am iunable to retrieve my automatic updates from windows microsoft and I have been able for years and now I cannot get them.

    P. S
    Thanks for the help, i will be researching the highjack disc logs, i will be up all night, learning how to use highjack disc, reading and searching.
     
  2. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    Hi bearklan,

    Sounds like you might have a malware problem. I can't help you there.

    If you decide to try another firewall, give Comodo 2.4 a shot.
    A solid and reliable free product, with inbound/outbound protection.

    Comodo maintains that version on its website downloads, for those
    needing a Win2K solution. (I've only it run on XP myself).

    http://www.personalfirewall.trustix.com/download_firewall.html
     
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    Nebulus Registered Member

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    You could try another version of Sygate Free (5.5 for instance). You could try Kerio 2.1.5 too, if you want a light free firewall :)
     
  5. bearklan

    bearklan Registered Member

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    Thanks to all!! I have been hearing so much about comodo, so after having it suggested here, I decided to try. So far so good.Easy to understand. Even my updates work again ( have no idea what that was about) Thanks again.
    I will be around!!
     
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