Running two firewalls

  spanishlady 18:13 12 Mar 2006

I have a new computer, and am running the XP firewll, plus Zone alarm Pro firewall. Is this ok, or should I disable the Xp. Will they conflict. SP

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:18 12 Mar 2006

I think you will find that Zone alarm has already switched off the windows firewall.

The rule is 1 firewall 1 antivirus and as much antispyware as you like.

  spuds 18:19 12 Mar 2006

It is not very wise to use two firewalls and this may lead to problems of confliction. Disable the XP firewall and keep the ZoneAlarm in place.

XP is a one way firewall, where ZoneAlarm is two ways (incoming/outgoing) which makes it the slightly better product.

  spuds 18:24 12 Mar 2006

Was going to suggest that ZoneAlarm may have already switched off the XP firewall.I installed ZA on a new XP computer yesterday, and ZoneAlarm did just that.

You will also find that XP will advice on Anti-virus, in the same warning panel.

  spanishlady 19:46 12 Mar 2006

thanks fruit bat for your help.

  spanishlady 19:48 12 Mar 2006

thankyou too spuds

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