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    I dotn recommend this at all.....it was so bad it even made all my images in IE not show up.....untill i disabled it.....unless this is a prob. with my pc.....

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    ZoneAlarm is the firewall that I use (free version of course). :thumb:

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    Sygate has my vote :thumb:

    NIS/NPF have been known to cause problems like you explained so you are not alone. :cheers:
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    Norton has certainly been the cause of several issues posted here and in other forums.

    They do have workarounds for them all I believe, most of which seem to involve uninstalling the product, making sure the registry entries are removed (they even provide updated uninstallers for that), and reinstalling so the firewall is properly configured for IE.

    Often an update or patch on IE can send Norton spinning.

    But I have to agree, workarounds and all -- this product needs a bit of reworking as there are some suitable firewalls out there that don't seem to cause all this hubbub.
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    i wonder what makes norton have such a large user base, even though it has the maximum number of errors.
    better, easier and FREE programs are available on net then what attracts people to norton? :confused:
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    I have used it for several years now and have no problems at all. Even on my fresh install of WinXP Pro it works just fine. :confused:
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    Well............Yeah?
    Norton isn't about to mess with the Editor from HELL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C
    Well............Yeah?
    Norton isn't about to mess with the Editor from HELL
    yeah norton know who is the boss :rofl:
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    those software firewalls are all crap but i flip burgers at mcdonalds so what do i know.

    i use a hardware router and practice clean surfing, dont download attachments unless a personalized message is attached from my buddies.

    i copy a shortcut to the network adapter in my quick links and disable the adapter when i am not online. try hacking into my comp after the umbilical chord is cut.

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    While I will agree that hardware based firewall rigs are far better than software based solutions, to say that all software firewalls are crap isn't really an accurate statement. But a firewall will only work if it is properly configured. Even software firewalls used in conjunction with good surfing habits will keep you running smoothly through the rough waters of the WWW.
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