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Carlton

2 Firewall questions

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1) Can the 32 bit version of Zone Alarm be used on 64 bit Vista? There isn't a free version of the 64 bit Zone Alarm.

 

2) With Router in place, is the Windows firewall all that's really needed?

 

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If you're behind a router firewall, I'd honestly say yes, the Windows firewall is enough. Only thing to note is the firewall can be made to control both incoming and outgoing traffic, but it's not set that way by default. No idea on the other question, sorry.

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Comodo handles 64bit IIRC, but no ZA option, what I do is use the windows own firewall, and I add Sphinx firewall control to it, this then gives you outgoing control very similar to the way ZA presents it, it's the perfect compromise, as to if you need it or not, some say yes, some say no, I say yes because I want outgoing control, the router is as good as it gets if it has a firewall built in (not all do), but it still does not monitor outgoing, at least not how I would want, so I use both.

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I just installed Sphinx firewall which looks like just what I wanted. I've used Comodo but find it a PITA.

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