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Solved: To Firewall Or Not

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jd_957, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. jd_957

    jd_957 Banned Thread Starter

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    :confused: I have Windows firewall installed and working. What I am wondering, should I download Zone Alarm and use that instead of the Windows Firewall.

    What makes one better than the other? They are both free.

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. mjack547

    mjack547 Malware Specialist

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    The fast answer is to use Zone Alarm. Windows firewall will not stop programs that are going from your machine to the internet. It only helps to stop some of the items from getting to your machine.

    Zone alarm will do both. Incoming and outgoing traffic

    And not to knock Microsoft but Zone Alarm is a much better program by far than the one that Microsoft gives you
     
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