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Sunbelt firewall causing very slow browser

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#1 hotsjeed


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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

So I downloaded Sunbelt Personal Firewall and it does a great job and all, but when Its enabled and running, My internet runs incredibly slowly and mostly doesnt even completely open the web page. This is on most websites. Is there a simple explaination for this?
I recently cleaned my computer of all viruses and malware thanks to the malware removal logs here at bc, so it shouldnt be any malware slowing it down, and i run multiple scans daily. But could it be some OTHER program? - Well actually I'm pretty sure it is sunbelt because when i disable the firewall, operation is much quicker.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:45 AM

Choosing a firewall is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability/experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular firewall that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use.You also may want to read Understanding and Using Firewalls.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

The Windows firewall is turned off, correct?
It might possibly be conflicting with other security programs you have installed
You have to look at each one individually and see if there is anything overlapping
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:52 PM

Sunbelt's Web filtering might be the culprit if it conflicts with web filtering performed by antivirus or the browser.
I haven't experienced ANY slowdowns with or without web filtering, but the possiblity is there.
just to compare notes, I'm using XP-SP3, used NOD32 v3 with this firewall, currently AviraAV, Opera browser - basically no issues whatsoever here. Sunbelt firewall permits adding a list of sites and their settings so if those are properly setup things should work. If default settings are used, ad blocking might slow web page opening. So I would eliminate each setting one at a time and watch what works and what doesn't.

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