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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by boadie, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. boadie

    boadie Thread Starter

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    when a person uses a router is alright to use just the xp firewall,or do you recommend using sygate, zone alarm etc.
    thanx in advance
     
  2. mjack547

    mjack547 Malware Specialist

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    The firewall from XP is very weak... I use ZoneAlarm and it does a great job. You also mention sygate and it also is very good.

    Download ZoneAlarm and turn off XP firewall
     
  3. Rockn

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    The XP personal firewall is pretty basic and most of todays routers also have integrated firewall funtionality. Neither are true rules based, stateful packet inspection type but for the hoem user it's more than enough.
     
  4. winchester73

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    I have ZA installed to back up my Linksys router ...
     
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