Which firewall works well with Xp Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by soup-nazi, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. soup-nazi

    soup-nazi Guest

    In everyones experience with Win Xp Pro, which firewall or firewall / virus protection works the best with the above Op system?

    Is there a firewall that can and does work in harmony with Xp's own firewall and Norton 2002 antivirus? Is that possible?

    At the moment Iam using 2002 norton antivirus and Z/A Standard.
    But I do not feel @ ease with this combo as I know that Z/A is not reg every ping or probe that takes place.
    The reason I know this is I ran a security check on my computer from another one with some very surprising results.

    So in my view, us the ppl who use these apps have the best knowledge when it comes to how they perform. Which is why I ask my Q to everyone here.

    Thanks for reading this and for hopefully giving me some extra knowledge..............

  2. max

    max Guest

    I use NAV2002 and Zone Alarm Pro 2.6.357 and am very happy with both .......

    ZAP is great if you configure it correctly ........ i have lots of attacks also due to being on a LAN , and have never had any problems blocking them out

    I honestly dont know any combination which is better

    ... I dont run XP built in firewall :eek:
  3. soup-nazi

    soup-nazi Guest

    Thanks Max..................Btw how do I uninstall the built in firewall?

    Thanks once again Max for the info.
  4. Polaris

    Polaris Guest

    I personally use sygate personal firewall, works great and it's free!
    as far as turning off the firewall in xp, go into Control Panel>Click on Network Connections and Internet Connections>click on Network connections> right click on your connection, select Properties. click on the Advanced tab, uncheck the box-hit ok
  5. Medic6666

    Medic6666 Guest

    If you have nortons anti-virus, use nortons personal firewall.

    I have both and have a broadband connection. There have been some attacks but nothing got through.

    You get free updates for a year and cheap upgrades if you want them. Its easy to install and easy to configure....

    good luck

  6. soup-nazi

    soup-nazi Guest

    Thanks Medic6666, Max, Polaris.........Thanks for the info.

    I may just try sygate................Polaris which antivirus do you use in conjection with Sygate????

    Thanks Guys..........................:D
  7. LightWave

    LightWave OSNN Addict


    The firewall that comes with Xp...is great..you dont need anything else..

    tests i have seen ..showing that the integrated Firewall in Xp is dead secure-- Nothing 2 worrie about there..

    If you dont wanna use that..i will give my vote for blackIce FireWall..

  8. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    Zone Alarm Pro, Norton Antivirus 2002, Adaware all work fine here.
  9. Ves007

    Ves007 Guest

    Zone Alarm and NAV 2002 best combo there is
  10. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    NAV 2k2 ROX!!! and its not free updates for a year, its forever....just re-install it and re-register and it starts from day 0...lol...