More than one firewall?

March 15, 2006 at 08:18:14
Specs: XP, 512 MB

I would like to install a firewall which, I believe, is better than the one already installed. Is it O.K to have two firewalls or do I need to uninstall the existing one?
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#1
March 15, 2006 at 08:26:42

Which firewall is better than the one already installed? It's not advisable to have two or more software firewalls installed. One reason is that it can cause the firewalls to stop working altogether.

i_XpUser


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#2
March 15, 2006 at 10:47:58

try either firewall, as long as the one not in use is not install in startup files at boot, (disabled)



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#3
March 15, 2006 at 14:04:08

Hi,

If you want to improve your Firewall protection, install a hardware Firewall such as a router.

You can normally use a hardware & software Firewall without any problems

Two software Firewalls are a definite no no.

As advised the XP Firewall provides protection in one direction only.

hth

Ceri


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#4
March 15, 2006 at 17:23:56

As advised the XP Firewall provides protection in one direction only

If you use Windows OneCare, the XP firewall provides protection in both inboard & outboard directions, with full control over what you can allow and disallow to access the net.

i_XpUser


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#5
March 17, 2006 at 11:29:48

The reason I asked the question about firewalls is because the one I have at the moment does not monitor traffic both ways. There are one or two freely available that do monitor traffic both ways and I was toying with the idea of downloading one of them. I am now having second thoughts in view of the above messages.
Thank you, Joly

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