I'm getting tired of Sygate's idiosyncrasies (occasional hiding from sys tray, weird forum problem yesterday, etc). What do you think of this? http://www.privacyware.com/personal_firewall.html
Rated #1 here but Sygate was not included: http://www.all-internet-security.com..._software.html
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