firewalls how many ????

  reclaimjack 01:22 28 Nov 05
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if i have a router(firwalled/enabled/wireless) and windows firewall and zonealarm am i going over the top cheers

  ahales42 01:26 28 Nov 05

not really. but if you have ZA, then swich off windows firewall.

  reclaimjack 01:30 28 Nov 05

is 2 or rather 3 better than 1 an thaey all seam 2 work
cheers

  Number 7 01:37 28 Nov 05

As far as the router hardware firewall is concerned- no, not over the top.

If you have more than one software firewall running- yes, over the top.

Just run the one software firewall- in your case either Zonealarm or the Windows Firewall- not both.

  ahales42 01:39 28 Nov 05

if they are all working fine and you have no problems, then leave it alone. ie "if it ain`t broke, don`t fix it"

just google windows firewall though.

  reclaimjack 01:44 28 Nov 05

its all fine but is it slowin computers down ???

  interzone55 08:43 28 Nov 05

Windows firewall is not very good, it only stops unrequested incoming traffic, not unauthorised outgoing traffic. Therefore it is only duplicating the job of the router firewall, and wasting CPU cycles in the process.

Zone Alarm, as well as blocking unrequested incoming packets also blocks any unauthorised outgoing traffic, a good way of stopping trojans and spambots.

Turn off Windows firewall and keep the Router Firewall & Zone Alarm.

  reclaimjack 18:22 28 Nov 05

ok cheers

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