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Big_Al

rj said:
After doing a clean uninstall of ZA and the hotfix, I installed all the
WinXP updates, including SP3 and KB951748. Then I installed the latest free
ZA firewall and now my connection is fine but I have this Windows Security
icon on my tray - it doesn't recognize ZA and recommends I add the Windows
firewall. Would having 2 firewalls be a problem?
You don't need two firewalls. I can't recommend a fix, but I have the
latest ZA, SP3, and updates like you and no issue with the Windows
security warning.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Yes, you should only have one (1) active firewall.
Having two active firewalls will indeed cause conflicts.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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After doing a clean uninstall of ZA and the hotfix, I installed all the
WinXP updates, including SP3 and KB951748. Then I installed the latest free
ZA firewall and now my connection is fine but I have this Windows Security
icon on my tray - it doesn't recognize ZA and recommends I add the Windows
firewall. Would having 2 firewalls be a problem?
 
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rj

After doing a clean uninstall of ZA and the hotfix, I installed all the
WinXP updates, including SP3 and KB951748. Then I installed the latest free
ZA firewall and now my connection is fine but I have this Windows Security
icon on my tray - it doesn't recognize ZA and recommends I add the Windows
firewall. Would having 2 firewalls be a problem?
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

After doing a clean uninstall of ZA and the hotfix, I installed all the
WinXP updates, including SP3 and KB951748. Then I installed the latest free
ZA firewall and now my connection is fine but I have this Windows Security
icon on my tray - it doesn't recognize ZA and recommends I add the Windows
firewall. Would having 2 firewalls be a problem?


It's not a good idea to have two software firewalls. You incur
needless extra overhead and you run the risk of conflicts between
them.

I don't know why it doesn't see ZA. Do you know for sure that ZA is
running? If so I wouldn't worry about it. Alternatively, you could
uninstall ZA and use the Windows firewall instead. There's really no
advantage to using ZA.
 
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RJ

The problem seems to have fixed itself as I don't see the red icon on my
tray now and Security Center says ZA is on. About your comment that there is
no advantage to using ZA, I thought that was true only if you use Vista.
Doesn't XP protect only incoming traffic, and not outgoing traffic?
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

The problem seems to have fixed itself as I don't see the red icon on my
tray now and Security Center says ZA is on.

Good.


About your comment that there is
no advantage to using ZA, I thought that was true only if you use Vista.
Doesn't XP protect only incoming traffic, and not outgoing traffic?


Yes. However, although I used to recommend ZA because of its outward
protection, I've more recently become convinced that outward
protection is an illusion. Once one of the nasties gets into your
computer, it can essentially do whatever it wants, including
circumventing the firewall. So the extra protection that a firewall
that monitors outbound traffic provides is more apparent than real.

 
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