Originally posted by English TalIf you had, why don't you still use Zonealarm? That's how I ROLL!
I have Windows XP Pro...... is the firewall any good?
Naturally(!), I also use Firefox.
I've used Zonealarm before when I had Win98, but it didn't acknowledge the existence of AVG. (It appeared to work ok though)
Is there a freebie that is superior to Windows own?
Originally posted by PhlabibitI'm not updating Windows anymore, or trying not to, because of the BigBrother tracking of Bill Gates. Hence new firewall required soon, I reckon. Hope that answers your question!
I would think yes... unless you love/trust Bill Gates.
My version is paid, so I can't answer for sure.
Originally posted by English TalIs that a good idea? If your new firewall trusts XP, XP will tell it "That's Ok"
I'm not updating Windows anymore, or trying not to, because of the BigBrother tracking of Bill Gates. Hence new firewall required soon, I reckon. Hope that answers your question!
Thanks for your help so far, but unfortunately I have heard that the freebie ZoneAlarm is no longer up to much, compared to your version.
Originally posted by PhlabibitIndeed.
Is that a good idea? If your new firewall trusts XP, XP will tell it "That's Ok"
The reason for many updates is that hackers find loopholes, so many updates are for security reasons, not to get more info or spy on you.
Just a thought.
Originally posted by English TalWhoops missed the question... Depending on the threat a non-wireless router may give you some peace of mind and possibly obviate the need for a firewall. Unless I am five years behind on my IT (Likely)
Is there a better free firewall available than XP's own, though? I don't know how they rate against each other etc etc.
(I'm seriously considering installing a whole new operating system, free and legal, in order to rid myself of Big Bro,' though will try it on a secondhand cheapo pc first.)