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Last response: in Windows XP
November 30, 2001 5:30:59 PM

u guys use it? or another 3rd party firewall?

whats the pros/cons of the builtin?

peace outz!!!

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November 30, 2001 5:57:45 PM

Pros: FREE
Cons: If you have a LAN setup at home, you will not able to access any devices on that machine from any other LAN computer. If I am wrong on this, please someone tell me how to do it.

3rd party: Zonealarm Pro runs, but not well. I had to remove it from my system. Kept locking it up.
November 30, 2001 6:08:47 PM

aw! not cool, ZAPro isnt stable in XP? i thought ZAPro will be my last hope! what dya use then?

peace outz!!!
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November 30, 2001 6:24:34 PM

My router has a built in firewall. Netgear RT314
November 30, 2001 7:19:57 PM

Zone Alarm is extremely stable in my windows xp and i also have XP firewall on
November 30, 2001 7:31:09 PM

Do you have multiple users logged on your system? That's when ZA pro cause all the problems.
November 30, 2001 8:46:49 PM

The Windows XP firewall included in the OS is only to make your machine stealth to invaders. But, it doesn't keep stuff inside your computer from getting out (i.e. viruses, trojans, etc.) So, it's recommended that you get a 3rd party firewall, like <A HREF="" target="_new">ZoneAlarm</A> or <A HREF="" target="_new">Tiny Personal Firewall</A>, to keep applications from accessing the internet that you might not want to. (They're both free!)

This site's great for checking the security on your machine:
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November 30, 2001 9:20:08 PM

yes, multi user.. and it acts as a semi-server for my home network. shares ics too!

i used ZAPro in Windows9x, but now.. u think its cool with WinXP? else, what dya recommend?

peace outz!!!
December 1, 2001 12:44:34 AM

I just downloaded and installed ZA Pro. I like it. I think it's user friendly, and not as cryptic as Tiny Personal Firewall. But, if you understand some of it, then TPF is smaller, uses a lighter footprint, and has still the same security.

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December 1, 2001 5:18:54 PM

is TPF good? btw, if i installed a 3rd party firewall, should i also disable the builtin firewall?

peace outz!!!
December 1, 2001 11:42:24 PM

Yeah, it's as good as ZoneAlarm. But, it takes a little more to understand it. If you're short on memory, it'll save you some to use TPF. Otherwise, if you have a lot of RAM, then stick to ZoneAlarm.

If you installed either one, it wouldn't matter if you disabled the built-in firewall. Either way works.

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December 2, 2001 1:35:16 AM

sweeeeeeeet! im checking TPF out! thanks yall!!

peace outz!!!
December 2, 2001 5:59:36 PM

I downloaded ZoneAlarm, and it froze all over the place, especially when I started with the Morpheus and the AudioGalaxy...
December 2, 2001 6:58:52 PM

Sorry to hear about that, but the majority of users I've seen haven't really had a problem with it. Morpheus and AudioGalaxy aren't really stable programs, so those are the reasons why I think ZA is freezing up on you. Uninstall, reboot, reinstall, reboot. See if that helps...

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December 3, 2001 11:14:36 PM

aww! tpf is harrdcore! like the late conseal pc firewall! i dont have time to deal with this again, i guess il go za!

peace outz!!!
December 4, 2001 4:53:36 AM

That's hilarious! Yeah, I feel the same way. That's why ZA is sitting in my system tray, eating up 5MB of RAM... :lol: 

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December 4, 2001 11:17:19 AM

i'm using ZA pro under WXP pro, multiple users and no problems. friend has same setup only diff is the fool has realplayer installed, the thing had set it self up as default download manager and ZA pro did not want to work at all. a few uninstalls, reeboots, headscratching and trying to talk him out of using realplayer and the thing was running fine. can't remember the install sequence that finally worked.

Although it has a lot of good ideas, beer doesn't know anything about computers!!!