two Firewalls at one time



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?


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


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?


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!

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