Sygate f'wall & "other..."

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by SG1, Oct 13, 2005.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    I tried most popular f'walls, tried Sygate's Pro 5.5 trial and then bought it (after reading that WINXP PRO's built in f'wall perhaps did not block alot of potential outgoing stuff).

    I then did cut/paste of serial# etc. into Sygate f'wall, did online Registration etc., but see no such info about that in About box/area. (I know a few apps that also don't show similar info).

    After I bought their f'wall, I d'l app from site that handles their online sales, and noticed a file size difference between trial ver. and the second d'l from - I think it is DigitalRiver who handles Sygate online sales - and I wonder if I should be using the 2nd downloaded version, perhaps? Just wondering about the file size difference, mainly.

    A Sygate rep, in response to my query on this, indicated that if the online registration seemed to work then I'm registered: but again, I still wonder about the file size difference of the 2 versions. Anyone here really up on Sygate apps, that could comment on this (minor) query of mine? (The About box screenshot below's all that shows in f'wall - not usual name/serial # info, as seen in most apps that one buys).

    Thanks, for info.
    SG1 (pat)

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  2. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    If I remember right, I believe that Sygate Pro will pop up with a registration message at boot time if you are NOT registered or have not entered your key. So, if you are seeing nothing when you boot up, then you should be ok.
  3. Jarmo P

    Jarmo P Registered Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    The difference with that "trial" version and one you installed in file size might be that the other one was exe file and the other one was microsoft installer file .msi

    The latter is significantly smaller.
  4. Dave-54321

    Dave-54321 Guest

    The downloaded Sygate .exe contains the .msi within it, once executed the msi is extracted to a temporary location (can't remember where, but it is not removed after install either). You could actually find and keep that .msi to install at a later time as an alternative to the .exe.
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