> Much to my suprise I quickly found out I can no loner use Zone Alarm for
> a firewall. Shouls I be considering the purchase of Norton or McAfee or
> just use the Windows built in firewall. Thanks
Vista's built-in firewall is perfectly adequate for most people.
While it's not quite up to the ease-of-use standards of Kerio or
ZoneAlarm, it has been noticeably improved over WinXP's version.
There are two interfaces for Vistas built-in firewall:
1) A simplified one accessed through the Control Panel that is the only
one most people see. To further supplement this view, Sphinx's Vista
Firewall Control http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/
) is a piece of freeware
that makes the Vista Firewall much more easily manageable to the average
2) And the more advanced "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
(WF.msc), accessed via the Start Menu's Administrative Tools folder, for
the experienced user who wants more granular control.
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