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XP SP2 - Firewall

Discussion in 'Software' started by mufftak, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. mufftak

    mufftak Nibble Poster

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    Are you using another firewall in conjunction with the windows default firewall after installing SP2?E.g. Zonealarm etc or turning off windows default & sticking to your faithfull firewall?

    Any advice would be welcome :biggrin

    Muff
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    my friend works at a school and his cd is now compiled with SP2, but it disables the firewall
    i also dont use it here at home on any of my machines

    its down to your individual preferences/situation though
     
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  3. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    I'm just using Zonealarm, I turn off the inbuilt MS one. I personally wouldn't trust that firewall on it's own.

    However, I can't see there being a problem with running both, but I don't really see the point if your happy with the firewall you are using and it seems to work ok.:D

    HTH

    ANdy
     
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  4. mufftak

    mufftak Nibble Poster

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    I thought it might be easier just to run the M$ one, as appossed to zonealarm, so not having another bit of software to constantly update.

    I currently disable the M$ one & run zonealarm as i'm not reaaly sure how good the M$ is on SP2, only heard bad things prior to the SP2.

    Are the updates to the M$ firewall integrated into Hotfixes?

    Muff
     
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  5. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    From the test and review articles I've read, SP2 firewall is much improved over the original version. That is it blocks more inbound problems than before, but it is still the same on the outbound side i.e. it blocks nothing.

    You are better off in all cases using a third party firewall like ZA.
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I just use ZA. I haven't had any problems with it.
     
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  7. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    well I use ZA and the XP firewall and they are both doing well for me...
     
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