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    I don't see refreshlock.exe anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    But the built-in firewall just doesn't cut it compared to a third-party or hardware firewall.;) It will stop things, no doubt, but it's horrible for gaming (takes longer to turn off, and you certainly wouldn't play with it on) and there are much better alternatives.:2cents:
    ACtually I think of it the other way around. It's the third party firewalls which require a lot of frigging around to get working with games and antivirus package etc. Running the built in firewall has no impact whatsoever on games (pings or download rates), and so far aside from ticking the built in firewall check box I haven't had to edit or change or set up any settings in the firewall, and I can conduct any business I want on the net.

    It all depends on how much "safety" you think you need, but I personally think excessive firewalling, virus scanners in the background etc are both troublesome and unnecessary. That's my 2 cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    I don't see refreshlock.exe anywhere.
    That's because I use refresh force. A program which needs to be run once only after every driver update, and it will fix your refresh rate in the registry, and need not be run in the background ever.

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    This is mine with the normal stuff I use, and it shows the advantage of Firefox as well, I'm browsing about 15 sites in one window, uses very little RAM :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PersianImmortal
    That's because I use refresh force. A program which needs to be run once only after every driver update, and it will fix your refresh rate in the registry, and need not be run in the background ever.
    That's what i used before this refreshlock when I had Nvidia hardware, however I got tired of having to reapply it after every detonator update.
    I should use it now though as the cats ain't updated to often. It's the best way and also saves 3-4Mb of mem which this background app cunsumes. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Both of you guys have programs that he doesn't need (that you didn't mention).:)
    alg.exe and avgserv.exe.
    since you were so kind enough to point it out but not tell him what it is I guess I'll do it. It's a componet of (free) AVG Anti-Virus.

    During the course of a few days I would build up more processes (obviously) and Folding@Home is always running...
    But I though the isssue at hand was startup processes

    The__tweaker, i use refresh force as well which would be why you don't see anything additional in mine as well
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    That's why I pointed it out. He shouldn't need it unless he has it, but I should have mentioned what it was. It just seemed too obvious to me. Avgserv.exe associated with AVG, no way! :eek: :wow:

    PI: I don't what games you play, but I can't count the number of times I had to tell people how to turn it off in Warcraft III when trying to play arranged team and stuff like that. Blizzard may have changed it somehow to get around that, but that's what happened to me. I won't test it but I can't believe it doesn't affect ping or anything. I meant it was harder to turn off in that you have to go to control panel and right-click on your LAN or go to services.msc, wheras you just right-click the icon if you have something such as Zone Alarm. But your firewall is your own business, I was just pointing out that there are only 15 processes needed for normal functionality without counting extra programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    avgserv.exe associated with AVG, no way! :eek: :wow:
    But it is part of AVG sorry.

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    You realize I was being sarcastic, don't you? Or are you being sarcastic now?:?: :confused:
    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    You realize I was being sarcastic, don't you? Or are you being sarcastic now?:?: :confused:
    :cheers:
    No I'm not and if you are then ya should use the sarcastic tags as others will likely take it the wrong way as well and sarcasm is best left in the BG. Also if ya runnin' AVG and that process wasn't goin' then ya've been hit by an AV killer trojan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    PI: I don't what games you play, but I can't count the number of times I had to tell people how to turn it off in Warcraft III when trying to play arranged team and stuff like that.
    I have played a wide range of online games and never experienced a problem with the built in firewall nor had to change a single setting. Nor have I seen anyone else have a problem with it. On the other hand, I have seen many games (including ones I play) where people with 3rd party firewalls have to open specific ports to be able to play, etc.

    Again, I personally recommend the built in XP firewall as the best balance of security and convenience for users, especially new users. You may see things differently.

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