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Norton AV 2005 and firewalls


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#1 rsfrancis

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:25 AM

Hi all,

I've just upgraded from NAV 2004 to NAV 2005 and I was planning on installing the ZoneAlarm firewall but I've since read a couple of articles saying that people have experienced conflicts when running both - has anyone else had any experience of this ?

Can anyone recommend a firewall to use with NAV 2005 ? (I know the obvious choice would be Norton's, but I kind of wanted ZoneAlarm since I've seen it recommended so many times).

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:25 AM

Hi,

Have you tried the Outpost Firewall from Agnitum?

this FW does not appear to conflict with any AV prog that I know of, but I suggest you go to www.agnitum.com and have a look


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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:25 AM

For firewall look into Sygate Personal Firewall. I've been using it for quite a while and it just works. And i love software that works (and its free)
http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:12 PM

Having two firewalls active and running at the same time usually produces conflicts within your OS and usually leads to major problems.
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#5 rsfrancis

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the ideas - I'll certainly check out those 2 recommendations.

John - I wasn't thinking of having 2 firewalls running - I know the Norton AV has a 'pseudo' firewall with it, but I was thinking of turning off the INternet Worm protection as I'd rather have a 'real' 2-way firewall - was this what you were thinking would cause a problem, or do you think the firewalls mentioned would conflict with NAV anyway ?

Thanks for the replies - best wishes for the New Year also.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 12:45 AM

I gave up on Norton products two years ago, so I am not much help here.
Someone using NAV will have to continue this discussion. I would certainly recommend your using a "real" resident firewall, though.
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