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NetGear Router, ZoneAlarm(free) McAfee conflicts

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by cjcat, Sep 15, 2006.

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  1. cjcat

    cjcat Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2005
    My home computer is connected to the internet through a router then a cable modem. I have the router so I can use my laptop (wireless) too.
    I use McAfee and ZoneAlarm(free). Not long ago McAfee revamped their software and that is when the problems started. When surfing the net especially ebay your could never get the page to load, or it would do a redirect. It affected the desktop more then the laptop but does affect both. If I shutdown ZoneAlarm everything works fairly well (on both). So my question is do I really need ZoneAlarm or firewall with a Router? I'm not understanding what I'm reading when I try to figure this out for myself.
    Also I am looking for a new anti-virus because I am aggravated with McAfee's changes to their software if you have any suggestions. I still have several months left on my subscription but would like to be ready to switch.
    Thanks for any info you can provide.
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