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Thread: Problem with Sygate.

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    dodgy368's Avatar Poster
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    For the last couple of weeks, when I've been downloading anything, my pc slows up after a while, when I checked the task manager there was a program called smc.exe(part of Sygate) hogging 80% of my cpu, had to uninstall Sygate and install Zonealarm until I find something better.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Any tips on a good firewall that uses little resources?


    ps, had Sygate running on my pc for a couple of years with no problems at all, was really happy with it but it's gone tits up now.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Look 'n' Stop but only with enhanced rules set enabled.

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    no problems with sygate here

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    skelley521's Avatar puter ghost
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    I just spent a month testing between ZA; Sygate and Outpost.
    It was funny how I have the same surfing habits and Sygate reported numerious attacks when ZA and Outpost reported 0 to very few. All of them were the latest builds also.
    My conclusion: I went back to an older version of ZA 4.5.594.00.

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    UcanRock2's Avatar Phantom Gander
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    I've been using Zone Alarm for over a year now...have to configure it to your surfing habits, but works great.

    I'd keep and update ZA...it's the best.

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    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
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    Sygate is good, but only if you avoid the later builds.
    Seems like the Sygate devs took a program that was working perfectly and screwed it up more with every release.

    I've found version Sygate 5.5 build 2516 to be reliable, so that's what I'm stickin' with.
    Any build after that throws weird errors on shutdown or chews up system resources for no apparent reason.

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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    I use the latest build of Sygate Pro, runs fine
    maybe you gave up too quick uNz[i]

    I know cpu loss can be distressing, I recently had Firefox do the same
    only thing I could think of to do for now was,
    just quit using it, moved on to Opera....for now.....I want Firefox back
    need to try and roll back to 1.0.2, as it seems 1.0.3 was the only one that ate cpu

    had you done any updates on it dodgy?
    sig update, proggy update? or had you not updated in a while?
    think of what you had/had not done to it, and try reversing it

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Look an stop is way better on system resources . I'll never go back to ZA . Thanks again zapjb.


    http://www.looknstop.com/En/index2.htm
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-30-2005 at 03:27 PM.

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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    meh. keep hearing ppl rant about look n stop

    so its good on resources....how about protection?

    and wtf? no free personal offering? pfffft

    it's ok though, I got the needed resources

    gonna uninstall sygate and try this bitch out

    if it doenst measure up........


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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Well give it a try nothing to loose . Heed zapjb advice on the enhanced rules tho. I had trouble setting up at first.
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-30-2005 at 05:03 PM.

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