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    Zone Alarm ?

    This is a discussion on Zone Alarm ? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have been using Zone Alarm Firewall for years, going back into the old Dial Up days. Is it necessary ...

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      Zone Alarm ?

      I have been using Zone Alarm Firewall for years, going back into the old Dial Up days.
      Is it necessary to now use it with Sky Broadband, or is the Built in One from Sky sufficient? It does tend to slow things down just a shade but not to the extent to turn it off..


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      The router firewall only stops unrequested attacks from the outside. to ensure your pc is doing nothing it should'nt you should still carry on using a software firewall as well

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      If by "built in one" you mean the router firewall then this isn't a complete replacement for ZoneAlarm. The router firewall by default will prevent any unauthorised access inbound to your PC but will happily let any program on your PC have outbound access i.e. unlike ZoneAlarm it will not automatically protect you from any nasties on your PC "dialling home". Personally, I'd keep ZoneAlarm running.

      If you mean McAfee which comes on the Sky CD then yes, it has the functionality of ZoneAlarm and more but also comes with the most appalling reputation for messing PCs up.

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      I still use Zone Alarm because as stated above it will stop any program from accessing the internet.

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      That could be a problem! You mean any unwanted program?

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      For those using zonealarm are you experiencing any system/speed probs.I'm sure that there was a thread a while back that said somebody using zonealarm had experienced probs with the Sky setup.

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      Ive used Zone Alarm for a long time myself and now Im using Zone Alarm Pro and have experienced no slow downs or system problems with sky at all. I would back up what has been said about McAfee, and I personally would avoid it like the plague! Zone Alarm is a neat, relatively light weight app that does its job well in most cases so Im very happy with it!

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      Prior to downloading zonealarm do you have to remove XP2 firewall first or does zonealarm over ride XP firewall once downloaded.Also if for some reason you don't get on with zonealarm is it fairly easy to remove?

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      I personnally would not use windows firewall, if you don't get on with ZA its dead easy to uninstall




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      NewsreadeR do you need to uninstall Windows firwewall first though?

      Also whilst your on the line - is zonealarm fairly user friendly?In other words does it keep coming up with alert boxes all the time?Cheers m8.

     

     
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