To enable or to disable

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Albinoni, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    I have uninstalled McAfee from my fathers PC and decided to let him try a 1 month trial of Bitdefender Pro 9, as personally I think that BD Pro 9 is a better product and is up there with NOD32, KAV and F-Secure. He's been using McAfee for the past 8 yrs and I now think its time for a change to something different.

    Now my Q here is should I disable his Windows XP Firewall or leave it enabled, as the BD Pro 9 also has a firewall in it as well. I have read that by rights there shouldnt be two software firewalls running but only one.

    What are your thoughts ?
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    My experience with installing 3th party firewalls is that Windows Firewall is deactivated automatically. If that doesn't happen deactivate it manually.
    It's not a good idea to run two firewalls according my readings.
    A hardware router and a firewall is a better and safer combination.
     
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    Albinoni Registered Member

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    Ok many thanks, well thats what I did I disabled the XP firewall and have left the BD Pro 9 one enabled.
     
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    That is OK. :cool:
     
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