I have nothing against Zone Alarm, in fact it is installed on my laptop
running Windows XP. Initially, during the early beta tests, like so many
other things, Zone Alarm wouldn't even look at Vista; in that respect I
always had problems. Because of the problems with third party firewalls
during the beta stages, I used the windows firewall and have never bothered
to install any other firewall onto my machine. Obviously the internet
connection goes through my router firewall and then through the windows
firewall and, 'touch wood' I haven't had any problems so far.
John Barnett MVP
Windows XP Associate Expert
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Ian Samson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> John Barnett MVP wrote:
>> Vista's own firewall works fine for me.
> And just to get a spoke in the wheel, I switched off Windows Firewall in
> preference for ZoneAlarm. Why? I don't trust it. ZoneAlarm works fine on
> my Windows 2000 Pro machine as well as on my XP Home machine, so why
> should it not work fine on my two Vista laptops too? I am also a tad
> suspicious of the Windows Firewall for very personal reasons.