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Re: Zonealarm+Windows Firewall
From: "William Starling" <w.starling () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:24:18 +0000

One implication of running 2 firewalls is the increased overhead. You
may speed up your network/internet connection by switching off the
Windows firewall.

On 25 Feb 2006 07:15:57 -0000, barcajax () gmail com <barcajax () gmail com> wrote:
I have been using Zonealarm for many years. I've only started using Windows Firewall recently after upgrading my XP 
to SP2. I know that Windows Firewall only filters incoming packets (correct me if I'm wrong) thus I have kept my 
Zonealarm installed and running.
What is the implication of running both firewalls concurrently? Does Windows Firewall automatically take precedence 
over Zonealarm? Does this constitute a 2-tier firewall on my home PC?
I noticed that Windows Firewall does not notify me before dynamically adding new rules to allow traffic through. This 
concerns me greatly and I am contemplating turning Windows Firewall off and relying on Zonealarm. Any comments?

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