Sygate Freezes connection for a short time

Posted on 2005-04-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I have Sygate 5.5.2525 and bit defender 8 pro (with firewall running).  Lately after i reformatted two data only (mp3 and temp drive... not the windows partition), I have had sygate allowing connections to the net .. then it pauses from between 2 to 10 minutes before it asks for a connection (when i clear the "app permissions" out) or regular net apps to connect (when set to allow).

I mention the partition item due to the fact that, thats ACTUALLY the same day the sygate issue started... reinstalling sygate does not help (even to a different version) ... i have had this one version of sygate and bit defender for at least a year ... no issues until now... i have cleared both app permissions in both firewalls, reinstall sygate, .... nothing seems to be helping.... i THINK the one time i reinstalled the network adapters, it seemed faster (sygate seemed to pause for a sorter time), but it still paused.... i am only thinking of reinstalling BD and updating network drivers from the net... i really dont want to reinstall them everytime i go to log in....  after the pause is over, all programs suddenly connect as if nothing was the matter ..

I have xp sp2 with a few post sp2 updates... IT WAS AT LEAST 1 1/2 to 2 weeks since i did a windows update, from the problem starting to the actual update, so its not 'i did update @ Q3233253453 whatever and the problem started)... ..

only two items to note that i did about the same time as the problem was as i said and 2) i ran Ms's Bootvis and "optimized startup" ... which caused its own problems but a dos prompt and "bootvis.exe -off" fixed that one..... just figured i'd say that to give you the most amount of info i can to solve the problem ....

thank you to all who reply (in advance)
Question by:xmetalfanx
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    I don't believe the formatting is causing the problem. One thing I can say is running multiple software based firewalls on a single system is not a good idea and will often times cause problems.

    With Windows XP SP2, the firewall is automatically turned on, plus, your using the Sygate firewall. Also, you said you were using BitDefender, just the Anti-virus portion, or is BitDefender running a THIRD firewall?? If so, I can see how your having connectivity problems.


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