Re: windows firewall question?
I like Zone Alarm because I have had it for 2 years now, and I haven't had a virus in 2 years. Adds up to me. Windows firewall might work for some, but it has no outbound protection, so anything from your pc can connect to the internet without asking.
I had dial up for the longest time, and I can't say that I recall any internet slowdown with Zone Alarm. My friend uses Windows firewall on his pc, and the internet works at normal speeds there too.