Any good free firewalls for XP home better than XP

  Ive 00:33 21 Jul 2004

Blueyonder advised me to get a better firwall than XP homes. Is there any good free ones.

  Gaz W 00:47 21 Jul 2004

ZoneAlarm (click here) is good for Windows XP and there is a free version with all the features you need.

  Ive 00:53 21 Jul 2004


  ZEROTOLERANCE 01:02 21 Jul 2004

Sygate personal firewall,
does a good job, easy to use and doesnt keep giving you pointless scary messages to frighten you into upgrading to the non free verion,
like many ive tried.

chances of a home user being attacked that way are pretty slim,
from what i read from the experts on this forum.

  Ive 01:02 21 Jul 2004

Gaz W. Do you leave XP firewall in place, or disable it. If you disable it do you do it after installing Zonalarm. Because I know if I remove protection for one second I cop a bad backdoor trogan.

  Ive 01:05 21 Jul 2004

Zerotolerance. What is your answer to the reply I gave Gaz w.

  ianeon 04:54 21 Jul 2004

Personally I would download ZoneAlarm, Disable the XP firewall, then install ZoneAlarm. The few seconds that you are without a firewall during the installation isn't going to matter.

  JayDay 06:26 21 Jul 2004

If you install another Firewall disable the one in XP.

  badgery 07:30 21 Jul 2004

How do I disable the XP firewall??
Realise this is a question I should know the answer to - maybe it's just too early in the morning!

  one23 07:51 21 Jul 2004

If you go into control panel/network connections/right click your connection then select properties /advanced and remove tick from firewall.

  badgery 08:51 21 Jul 2004

Thanks, one23.

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