Spyware, viruses, & security forum: Are two firewalls better than one or can it cause conflicts?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 11, 2012 3:18 PM PDT

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Are two firewalls better than one or can it cause conflicts?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/11/12 3:18 PM

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Are two firewalls better than one or can it cause conflicts?


Hello. On the Internet many firewalls can be found, some free
and for payment. But with Windows OS a firewall is already present on
a PC. If another firewall is installed, can this be a conflicting
situation? Is it better to have one firewall only, or on the contrary,
can another firewall eventually supply a more complete defense and
cover the holes left by the first one? Also, is the Windows firewall
supplied with the OS good enough or would you recommend something else
that is better? Excuse me for my bad English and thank you very much.

- Submitted by Giuseppe F.

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