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Old 05-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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its safe to run two firewalls at once right? i just built a new pc and the mobo came with the nvidia firewall and i want to install zone alarm now.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2 firewalls at once?

well just install the one. they recommend you only use 1 at a time as they may conflict with each other but ive never had a problem. one should be enough anyway if its good
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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one was a default with the motherboard.. its the nvidia active armour thing. but i would like to get zone alarm.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2 firewalls at once?

just get both. if you notice problems then install one. it wont just suddently crash your pc having 2 firewalls
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:35 AM   #5
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I run two f/walls, M/Soft & Avg, security is top-notch, I have heard that some can clash, I have Windows XP.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2 firewalls at once?

Well, the Windows XP firewall isn't anything to write home about, I just use my router firewall. I say two firewalls is alright but not as necessary as it seems.
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2 firewalls at once?

I like the non-software type myself, it's possable to run two..but i wouldn't unless you know what your doing..configuring them and all, just for the sake of conflicts.
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Default Re: 2 firewalls at once?

I would recommend two layers of security as well but with one crucial qualifier: one software firewall; one hardware.

The hardware firewall would be specialized equipment, maybe even just a Linksys or the type router. Use this firewall to block certain protocols or IP addresses (the lower levels of the OSI model - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model)

The software firewall, the built-in windows XP one or a third party like zone alarm, should be used for the higher levels of the OSI model, mainly layer 7: the application level. The software firewall would be most useful to keep rogue applications from hijacking your computer and spyware from communicating to its originator and the like. Basically, use the software firewall to manage which applications have access to the internet.
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I would recommend two layers of security as well but with one crucial qualifier: one software firewall; one hardware.

The hardware firewall would be specialized equipment, maybe even just a Linksys or the type router. Use this firewall to block certain protocols or IP addresses (the lower levels of the OSI model - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model)

The software firewall, the built-in windows XP one or a third party like zone alarm, should be used for the higher levels of the OSI model, mainly layer 7: the application level. The software firewall would be most useful to keep rogue applications from hijacking your computer and spyware from communicating to its originator and the like. Basically, use the software firewall to manage which applications have access to the internet.
lol I have three software firewalls it was all accidentlly setup and 1 router firewall windows is a damn good firewall
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:15 AM   #10
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if you have more than two virus protection programs it cloggs up your computer pretty bad, having two firewalls isn't that bad, I have the SP2 firewall, Wareboot firewall and norton firewall on and it works fine for me - why i have 3 i don't know I just turned em all on and didn't touch them after that... i'm gonna turn the other 2 off now - think i'll keep the norton up right now.
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