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    Default BB and security?

    I was told by my isp that if my OS is windows xp i don't need a firewall because the built in one is good enough, so does this mean i'm running zone alarm for nothing then?

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    Default Re: BB and security?

    Quote Originally Posted by N3R0
    so does this mean i'm running zone alarm for nothing then?
    Certainly not. I would not trust XP's firewall on it's own anyway, it's sh1t. I used to always have 2 software firewalls, Zone Alarm Pro & McAfee's firewall.

    The best option in my opinion, as I have, is a hardware firewall. But if a hardware firewall isn't practical for you, you can stick with ZA and maybe another one.

    HTH.

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    i agree for years ive used blackice and za pro

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    I've found ZA slows my speeds abit though, i'll give black ice a try though.

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    Default Re: BB and security?

    once you've added a firewall give it a test at : http://grc.com/ then goto "shields up" and it will scan your ports and tell you how good your firewall is.

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    im not using za anymore i stopped about 3 weeks ago, ive been using blackice and norton fw and can highly recomend it

    cas

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    well i ran that firewall test(above) and with ZA it's rock solid, so i reckon i'll leave it at that.

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