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i am using avast home version would it hurt to use zone alarm firewall? will they work together?

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No!. . .

In reply to: help

As with AV programs, only one.

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re

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av ? can you explain what you mean ? sorry

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AV = Anti-Virus. . .

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You never run more than one AV program, or more than one firewall. They will interfere to the point where you cannot surf. Or just give you grief. In these cases, more is not better.

Not so for anti-spyware or anti-malware programs, they can all share. I run AdAware, Spybot S&D, Windows Defender, and Spyware Blaster. I run only AVG AV. Because I'm behind a router the only firewall I run is XP. But if you're not behind a router you need a software firewall, and disable the XP firewall.

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all i have is the xp firewall and avast 4.8 home editon and thats it so you are saying that zone alarm will not work?

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I didn't research. . .

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the Avast. Does it have a firewall? Again, use only one firewall. Using the XP firewall and Zone Alarm will give you problems. But since the XP firewall does not monitor what goes out (for mal-ware that might try to "phone home"), and ZA does, given a choice I would disable the XP firewall and use ZA. But I don't know if Avast has one. If it does it will not play well with ZA,

In a nutshell:

One firewall, no exceptions. ZA is the best
One anti-virus, no exceptions.

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so let me get this right i can use zone alarn with windows firewall turned off? and i can use more then one virus scan ?

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Yes and no. . .

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ZA with Windows turned off = yes.
More than one AV = no.

Don't confuse AV with Spyware/Malware. Two different animals. You can use any number of Spyware/Malware programs. If your Avast contains these then good. Add more if you like from my previous list.

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thank you ill get za and turn off windows firwall as i have been getting trogens etc with windows firwall. but i avast has av,spyware and etc built in pl check it out . again thank you

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