Alpengreis, thanks for attempting to help I already understood what our good man Alexandrud explained, but please let me clarify what I explained: Torch fails to load pages: 1. when WFC is installed on the system. 2. with WFC installed and WF rules for Torch set to ALLOW. 3. regardless of what WFC Profile I select, even 'No filtering'. 4. if I close/exit WFC but leave Windows Firewall on. Torch works lightning fast: 1. when WFC is uninstalled. 2. the Windows firewall is active. Regardless of the windows firewall rule for Torch it has problem accessing internet only when WFC is present. It still takes longer time to load a page, but a number of tabs fail to load and instead say: "Unable to access the network" or "This web page is not available". It's ok though, I'm not going to stop using WFC as I like it too much, I really like the interface, I REALLY like using the basic windows firewall but with the interaction that WFC gives, and I want to support what Alexandrud has created.