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#1 michael.693


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:18 PM

Hi i was just wondering if it was alright to have two firewalls running, in my case windows firewall and comodo firewall...
I know it is not good to run two antivirus programs but i wasnt sure about the firewalls..

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:18 PM

Short answer NO.

Long answer no way!
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:57 PM

Personally, I run Windows Firewall and Zone alarm at the same time, didn't know there was a bad effect to doing so.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

The Windows firewall doesn't do much, however it is still highly recommended to only have 1. During the installation of Comodo, it automatically disables Windows Firewall to avoid conflicting with it.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:29 PM

If you run two software firewalls, you run the risk of screwing with the Winsock chain, which will prevent outside communication (as in anything off your machine).

If you require two firewalls, get a router with NAT (rock-hard firewall there) and then throw on ONE software firewall on your machine.


Sorry, necrothread.


Edited by Tuxedo Jack, 14 July 2009 - 12:30 PM.

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