Zone Alarm.

  Bazzra 09:24 23 Aug 03

Is Zone Alarm (The Free One) any better than the fire wall built into XP? If so Why.

  jazzypop 09:27 23 Aug 03

Yes, because it checks for both outgoing and incoming communications - XP's firewall only checks incoming.

If a trojan gets onto your system (perhaps from an eail attachment) then XP's firewall will not prevent it from 'dialling out'.

Note that there are many other good free firewalls apart from ZoneAlarm - Sygate is one, and Google will find plenty more.

  Bazzra 10:44 23 Aug 03


Thank's for your responce and advice!

I will have a look at Sygate.



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