Sygate Personal Firewall PRO 1137 released

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  1. TAG97

    TAG97 Registered Member

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    Sygate Personal Firewall PRO build 1137 is released.

    Here is the current list of fixes for SPF PRO 5.0 build 1137:





    Fixed SPF not saving settings, unless you have exited SPF prior to shutdown or reboot.


    Fixed a problem with "act as server" disabled SPF would still allow local ports.


    Fixed a problem on Windows XP that would cause the computer to blue screen if Bridging is enabled.


    Fixed a problem that would cause CPU usage to increase on a computer running Norton AV 2002.


    Fixed SPF using 100 % CPU in allow all mode when being scanned.


    Fixed 100% CPU usage with Windows XP with logging on and off using different user accounts.


    Fixed a blue screen after installing SPF and rebooting the computer on Windows NT/2000/XP.


    Fixed issue in SPF where local user has ability to run programs as LocalSystem on Windows NT/2000/XP systems
     
  2. snapdragin

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    hi Tag97!

    i don't seem to be experiencing any of those problems mentioned with XP. i am still using the version 4 on my Win98se and the version 5 build 1117 on my XP-Home. Everything seems to be working ok...SPF (free) seems to be making everything ask that i tell it to make ask, and i haven't set any rulesets for it yet, but i'm a bit hesitant to update to the new build quite yet for both pc's since i am not seeing too many questions/answers regarding SPF used behind a router/firewall.

    i went through the Forum at Sygate but the few questions asked about a Linksy's router/firewall behind a NAT have not been addressed yet, and i am still in the newbie stage regarding configuring router and software firewall. LOL

    i want to update to the new version, but i keep hearing this tiny voice: "if it aint broke don't fix it"

    have you heard anything about this new version with regards to compatibility issues for cable users using a hardware router/firewall at all? (i use a D-Link 704)

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  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Same here, snapdragin: XP Pro and NAV 2002 and never seen any of abovementioned problems.
    I was just wondering why you want to use a hardware and software firewall at the same time?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. TAG97

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    Hi Snapdragin:
    No I havn't heard about any compatibility issues. As for upgrading, if it isn't broke don't fix it ;) I have read problems upgrading from version 4 to any version 5. These issues are in the Sygate Forum and Beckys Firewall Forum.
    As for upgrading version 5, I don't think there would be any problems. So if I were you I would Upgrade version 5 and do a lot of research on upgrading version 4.
    Regards
    Tim
     
  5. snapdragin

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    Hi Pieter - i use a software firewall along with the hardware firewall because the router's firewall only blocks incoming, it doesn't block outgoing. With the software firewall i can block any outgoing that i don't want communicating to the net, and i can make programs "ask permission" before allowing them to connect, which i do with every program i have installed. With the hardware firewall i have no way of controlling what programs connect to the net from my pc (if there is a way i haven't found it yet).

    XP also has an internal firewall but i have that disabled, since my router's firewall takes care of all incoming.....i really get no hits at all showing up in SPF's log, with the exceptions of what i have allowed to connect, mostly the icq ads, though there are quite a few blocks happening between my router and my pc (still haven't figure that out yet).

    Tag - i don't seem to have any problems that i am truely aware of with SPF ver 5 (build 1117) on my XP; though since i do not have the Pro version yet a few of the other options are not available to me, so whether i would have problems then if they were available and i enabled them, i am not sure,....i guess i would have to purchase the PRO version of SPF to find that out. i am still thinking that over since it is really only the out-going protection i need and i am not sure yet what the PRO version would be offering me in that respect that i don't have already with the free version? The only strange thing i found was in the Options-->Network Neighbourhood--->Network Interface, it keeps hopping back to the Unibrain 1394 Firenet Adapter #2 - Packet Scheduler Miniport, which is disabled here (it has to do with my soundcard). But everything's working so i'll just leave it like it is because i have no plans of setting up a connection between my pc's.

    i have read the threads at Becky's about the uninstall and reinstall.....it seems most problems with the upgrade from 4 to 5 happens when someone does an over-install with the ver 5 without uninstalling the ver 4 first, then doing a clean install with the ver 5. i might try it later when i feel a bit more confident about backing up...LOL! i just don't trust the stability of my Win98se enough to do it quite yet. ;)

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  6. Open Source

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    Can any one here direct me to a UN bias side by side fully up to date comparison of Kerio Personal Firewall,Sygate Personal Firewall, as will as a recommendation to an affordable hardware firewall?

    Id much alprechiate your help here thank you in advance.
     
  7. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    With respect to hardware firewalls:
    It might be a good idea to read first the introduction to routers, see here:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=1031
     
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