. I was pretty curious… if there are really some programs installed that can affect to slows down our pc… that is application speed response and internet speed. Coz in my own experience, too many programs that starts-up w windows like real-time monitor can really affects some of my applications to slow down and also my internet speed was affected when I used Secure-IT, Norton Firewall, Zone Alarm, and Outpost Pro firewalls. I was even surprised, when someone says in other threads that ProcessGuard and Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta have caused his system and internet speed to slow down and he noticed a difference when he uninstalled these two programs. Well, the two programs are my favorites among several of my protection softwares (process protection/real-time agents monitor) and maybe I can’t live w/out them on my pc.