True or False, If you have Firewall protection...


Old 10-12-06, 02:45 AM
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True or False, If you have Firewall protection...

...such as Norton, windows XP Firewall should be shut off?

Early on, I believe after I installed service pack II, I was told uncheck it for reasons I cannot recall, but by good authority. (could have even been Tae)

Does this still hold true?

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Old 10-12-06, 05:29 AM
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Generally speaking, you should only run one software firewall on a PC. The main reason for this is that they MAY interfere with each other. There is no guarantee that they will not play nicely either, so it;s a gamble.

However, two firewalls does increase the work you need to do to in regards to opening ports, defining rules, etc., and of course it increases the use of system resources.

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