Re: The repair guy told me Sygate Firewall was spyware
From: Casey (casey_at_nosuch.net)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:24:31 GMT
In article <0kWNc.176907$%_6.48599@attbi_s01>, Jnkmonkey@notscape.not says...
> And it was the cause of all my troubles with my wife's PC. I've never heard
> this before and I am VERY suspicious. (He also offered to sell me Norton's
> firewall for $50). Neither Spybot or Ad-Aware recognize it as spyware, and
> it is the Firewall included in V-com's System Suite 5. It's easy to set up
> and easy to use, I am reluctant to write this product off without getting
> some input from additional people with more experience than me. I hope that
> is the readers of this post.
> Before I write this guy off as a scam artist, is there any shred of evidence
> that in any convoluted way could support his claim that Sygate is spyware?
> I am hoping he is just an opinionated nut rather than a crook.
Your repair guy was giving you a $50 sales pitch.
My default firewall is Sygate 5.5. I also have Kerio 2.1.5 on my
hard drive and only run it occasionally (simultaneously) with
Sygate. The Kerio log shows Syate "calling home" only when I
manually update Sygate filter signatures.
If you have serious doubts about Sygate, install free Kerio and