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#1 rlight

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:18 PM

Greetings,

I have been using Zonealarm Free Editon for the last couple of years without any problems. However, I tried to update the program tonight. I received a message that the new version is incompatible with Windows 2000, which I have on my computer. Any thoughts on this?
Should I remove Zonealarm and use another firewall? If the answer is change to another firewall, do you have any recommendations? I've heard that Sygate is good freeware.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:19 AM

The latest free version of zone alarm free 8.0 no longer supports windows 2000, but you can continue to use the last version without a problem - lots of users still on 5.5, 6.5 or whatever there favorite version is - there is za guru on the za forum who uses 5.5

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

I appreciate the info, but isn't important to keep the firewall updated to deal with new issues?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:07 PM

Apparently not. Unlike anti virus or anti spyware apps, a firewall is not subject to new definitions. I think we've all heard of users preferring old versions of popular firewalls because the company messes around with the product and screws it up. Sygate comes to mind immediately as a firewall that was a lot better five years ago and plenty of users prefer the old version.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:40 PM

Great!! Thanks for the help.

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