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Windows Firewall and Zonealarm

by Alphalutra1 / June 2, 2005 7:05 AM PDT

I just got a new pc, upgrading from ME(messed up edition) and have xp home. I just downloaded zonealarm and I was wondering if I should disable windows xp firewall?

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Yes, Only Use ONE Firewall..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 7:22 AM PDT

In this case, ZA will do a better job than the standard Windows XP firewall. In Windows XP SP2, you can disable the Windows firewall by opening the Control Panel, double click on the "Windows Firewall" icon, then select "OFF".

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Disabling Windows Firewall
by Higa / June 3, 2005 3:46 AM PDT

I downloaded ZoneAlarm today, so this thread interests me too. When I tried to follow the advice to switch off Windows Firewall I noted that it had already been switched off. Would ZoneAlarm have done this automatically after installing ?

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Yes, Normally ZA Turns It Off Automatically...But...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 3, 2005 3:59 AM PDT

...it's always good to check and make sure...I've run into situations where it did NOT turn it off automatically and as a result, internet connections suffered.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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In addition to Grif's good advice
by glb613 / June 2, 2005 8:16 PM PDT

take the time to learn some of the basic functions of Zone Alarm. It will ask permission for programs to access the internet. And it also can show popups for each attempt to access your computer from the internet. I know of many people who didn't like the popups so, they uninstalled the program. Not a good idea. There is a tutorial the comes with the program as well as a good help section. And as always, if you can't find the answer to your question, ask it here.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the help.
by Alphalutra1 / June 2, 2005 11:39 PM PDT
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