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Registered: 30-07-2007

XP firewall

OK so I've installed XPSP2. I got a message suggesting that I should only run one firewall (I've got Zonealarm installed) Are there any problems with having both active?

John
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XP firewall

I would disable the XP firewall. Running more than one software firewall can create conflicts, and more over, if a program fails to connect. You'll have two firewalls to investigate, not just one.

Stick to Zone Alarm but shutdown XP firewall. Cheesy
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XP firewall

Thanks again gadgetboy.

Windows seems to have done that all by itself.

John
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Hi,

Check in control panel, windows firewall, check that it's disabled otherwise it will still be running in the background.

Aaron
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XP firewall

I'd spotted that it was disabled already. I think when I installed SP2, it detected the Zone Alarm set-up and set the XP firewall to "off"

John Tongue