Off Topic:Windows Firewall versus Symantec Firewall... RRS feed

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    Hello...I  changed some settings on my Notebook...Now It's asking me if I want to run Symantec Firewall instead of Windows Firewall. I was "told" I could run them both. My  Internet Provider (AT&T) offers Norton Symantec "Free" with my Internet Service. I clicked on Yes..meaning to cut non Symanec Firewall...I then checked, and it looks like they are both on...Is this ok? I checked with my HP-(My Notebook manufactor) They thought it was ok to run both firewalls since the Windows Firewall came with the notebook...Does anyone know for sure? Thanks..
    Monday, August 4, 2008 12:10 PM

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  • Turn off the Windows firewall if you are using the Norton firewall. You should use only one software firewall. Using two firewalls does not provide any additional benefit and can degrade performance.


    Monday, August 4, 2008 1:35 PM