two Firewalls at one time

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tomsxp1, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. tomsxp1

    tomsxp1 Guest

    Hello, Everyone: I want to install Zone Alarm on my windowsXP which as you know has its own firewall (outgoing only) and at Zone Alarm they said it was compatible with XP! What i want to know, is it ok to run Both at the same time or do i have to disable my XP (preinstalled)? Is anyone running Both now and do you have any problems?
  2. max

    max Guest

    Tom : i would only run Zonealarm ....

    it would be a pin trying to manage both ......

    Zonealarm is excellent and you canb see exactly whats goin in and out .......

    Basically running two is pointless
  3. tomsxp1

    tomsxp1 Guest

    Max, Thank You for your reply, I agree with you, Tom
  4. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    i agree with you guys, it does take a little more time to manage two firewalls, but it's not really a problem and they will work perfectly side-by-side.

    i did this for ages until i finally got sick of all the non-stop zonealarm alerts so i removed it and am just using the native xp one.

    if security is a big 'thing' with you then i reckon you should use both. as it is, either will keep your scanners and junior hackers at bay and lets be honest - what are the chances you are a target for one of the more accomplished hackers out there?
  5. tomsxp1

    tomsxp1 Guest

    stef_nz, Thank You for the input, im always glad to hear from someone who experienced the situation. I like to hear different views (sorta weigh the Pro's and con's) then i can make a final decision with more confidence!