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    ZoneAlarm vs. Norton Internet Security

    I'm running Norton Internet Security right now, and am wondering if ZoneAlarm is a better program. If I download ZoneAlarm, and disable Norton Internet Security (but not the antivirus software), should I expect any problems or incompatibility?

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    Re: ZoneAlarm vs. Norton Internet Security

    Should be fine, Charles. <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>

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    Re: ZoneAlarm vs. Norton Internet Security

    Charles--

    The software firewalls have been compared head to head many times on groups and sites and reviews, and Zone Alarm Pro and NIS or NPF standing alone generally rate nose to nose. I use Norton, and set the way I want it it has seemed to work fine for three years.

    One caution. They are both software firewalls. I saw a hacker presentation last week on Tech TV's Screen Savers last week and the point was emphasized strongly that your protection will go up considerably if you also add a hardware firewall (some type of router).

    Here's a firewall FAQ from TSS. Anyone of course bright enough can get in anything--but with a software and firewall, you're more apt to make them go on to someone easier.

    If you have a broadband connection this link urges to get a router and I do too. More firewall links are at bottom of the page. Even Norton's enterprise firewalls have had vulnerabilities well publicized.

    Bottom line--you'll be fine but if you have broadband, consider adding a router for $60-$150 average--higher end for wireless. Computer stores and web have sales all the time.

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