Zone Alarm Pro

  prykie 18:02 19 Nov 08
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Have been using this for several years & it slows my PC down. 2 people have told me I don't need it if my Windows XP firewall is turned on. ZA coming up for renewal. Do I really need it? I have AVG free anti virus and Lavasoft Ad-Aware installed. Would I need anti spyware?

  User-1229748 18:23 19 Nov 08

there are plenty of freebies,this will explain better than i click here

  prykie 17:43 20 Nov 08

Thanks smackheadz but I am really after knowing if it is OK to get rid of Zone Alarm and use my Windows XP firewall?

  tullie 17:56 20 Nov 08

Dont rely on the XP Firewall

  cocteau48 17:59 20 Nov 08

I think that you will find that the general consensus is that it would be unwise to rely on the Windows firewall and that most of the freebies,as smackheadz suggests,will offer a better level of protection.
Here is another link to aid your choice.
click here

  prykie 21:49 20 Nov 08

Thanks to you both. If I decide to use one of the freebees does anyone know how to completely uninstall every bit of Zone Alarm Pro?

  cocteau48 22:07 20 Nov 08

click here

but personally I would use Revouninstaller:
click here

...it creates a restore point
...it seeks out and runs the programs own un-install process
...and then it goes back into your registry and clears out any debris still left behind after the un-install.

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