Hi,i just post this because i want to get it out of my chest.For some i will be exagerating,but what has happened to the firewalls lately3 years ago there were so many fine firewalls out there and now...Sygate to be absorbed by Norton.Farewell to a light firewall.Zone Alarm free has lost completely track of its past.I tried in the past 2 days versions 6.0.667 and the previous one and they slow down my ADSL visibly when browsing.Kerio comitted suicide going with Kerio 4 dropping completely Kerio 2. I have also tried : Trial of Look n Stop: Couldn't stealth all ports,horrible GUI. Netveda.Tried it more times.In all times all ports were blocked,but not stealth,and failed to recognize my commection as ADSL and instead had only one option to tick,that of dial up.The GUI is also horrible-confusing. Tried Outpost 2.X some time ago,it would cut my speed down. So here i am back to Kerio 2...It seems i am doomed to stay with a firewall of 3 years ago.I could install NIS2005 that i have,but i m afraid of the bloat. Why did the firewall vendors end up like this?All this bloatware that slows your PC down...You only see the difference exactly if you are used for long time to have Kerio 2 that seems like a breeze.I remember my first firewall was ZA and was so happy with it.Now it seems so different.Feels so "heavy" when browsing.Each page seems to struggle to load up.I format often,tried and retried ,all times the same thing.I even changed modem in the meantime,i still can't find a decent firewall with application filtering too. I guess Kaspersky is my last chance left...Why isn't someone seeing the situation and unbloat the firewalls?I was reading a discussion in this forum about browsing speed and we have arrived to the point to say "it won't slow you down more than the others".Well,my "other" is Kerio 2 and there is no comparison in speed with anything out there right now.That's the situation.To say "It's just as bloated as that others,don't worry".I swear yesterday that i tried once again ZA,i couldn't let it for half an hour.Surfing was so irritating.And they keep coming out with new versions,all of them,with bells and whistles that only make your pc even slower and they try to convince you that they are better.Talk about selling smoke... The only other firewall that has given me recently the feeling of browsing without delays was IP Tables (with Firestarter as GUI) in Linux. Sad...Just sad how things have evolved in the firewall business.