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Is it ok to use XP firewall with another?

Is it ok to use XP firewall while using another? The second question, if not, which firewall is recommended XP or another firms?

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Just so you know.

In reply to: Is it ok to use XP firewall with another?

Zone Alarm will automatically disable XP's firewall so you won't have to do that manually.

I would run only one firewall and antivirus at a time.


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No it isnt,Disable WinFireWall

In reply to: Is it ok to use XP firewall with another?

when using a firewall or an antivirus software u have to disable the useless cheap windows firewall. Look at the forum i responded to about the Norton glitch in the software. the windows firewall doesnt even work, if any trojan virus can get right through it. i doesnt know how to recongnize viruses nor quarntine one.

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In reply to: Is it ok to use XP firewall with another?

I read somewhere in a CNET question-and-answer article that you can use more than one firewall at once.

If you're sure you don't have any spyware on your computer or any other program that may connect to the Internet and send out personal information or spam, then the Windows Firewall -- which blocks incoming attacks -- should be enough.

But to be on the safe side, you should use a better firewall than the one which comes with Windows. If you get a third-party firewall, you don't need Windows Firewall -- but you should be able to safely keep it on if you wish.


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