How good is the XP Firewall?

  Jim W. 17:59 21 Jan 2007

I have installed free security software on my new laptop i.e. avg antivus, adaware spyware, and wonder how important it is to install a free firewall like zonealarm etc. As XP is up to date and I have the latest IE7, do I need an extra firewall or is the XP firewall enough?
Many thanks for advice.

  SB23 18:03 21 Jan 2007

I turned off the Xp firewall when I purchased my pc 4 years ago. It only monitors incoming and not outgoing. Try Zonealarm, its free and very good.

  Stuartli 18:04 21 Jan 2007


Latest version:

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:06 21 Jan 2007

XP firewall is better than nothing (just).

Firewalls :-
Comodo Personal Firewall 2.0 click here
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here

Use Zonealarm, commodo, sygate or kerio but only ONE.

If you have a router it may well have a harware firewall built in. ok to use with any of the others.

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