Zone Alarm or Not? Answer: It works and you need it
by PHRELOAD - 10/21/05 9:40 PM
In Reply to: About Zone Alarm by victormed
I put this software to an interesting test. I had 2 Dell machines to strip and rebuild. I Installed windows 2K and went to get all the patches online, thinking that I would be safe if I just went to Microsoft and only that. By the time I got the patches, literally only minutes online with a fresh install both computers had been completely overrun with viruses! As soon as I installed NAV2004 it freaked trying to scan the proliferation of emails eminating from my machines.
Obviously I had to start all over. I used the following order: Windows, Zone Alarm, NAV2004, connect to internet, get NAV stuff, get Windows patches, then everything else.
Since then, I have repeated this basic procedure many times and all six machines are alive and kicking after up to two years.
I do not use a router, and I'm sure there are other ways to keep people out of my box but Zone Alarm DEFINATELY makes a difference!
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