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    Question What Firewall is compatable with AVG Free 8.0?


    The new AVG FREE 8.0 is conflicting with Zonealarm and Spybot and causing me loadsa startup issues.

    I decieded to use 'Windows Firewall' but if I go to 'Control Panel' in XP and open 'Security' it tells me the firewall
    is 'ON' but if I click on the windows Firewall it tells
    me it is 'OFF'

    What should I do? And is there any other free firewall that is ok with AVG?

    Thanks,
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    You apparently have another firewall running that's telling the security center there is firewall protection. If you prefer using Windows firewall simply turn off the other firewall and turn on the windows firewall from the control panel firewall applet.

    I don't know of any problems with avg and any firewalls, unless your firewall is blocking access to the avg update site.
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    Thanks Doug,

    No, That is my problem, I DON'T have a firewall at the moment as I uninstalled Zonealarm and removed all traces of it from my system.

    That's why I asked the question.

    I can help you about AVG, the new AVG Free 8.0 is buggy and AVG is working on a fix, in the meantime I need a substitute for Zonealarm.
    sara.
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    As you were advised HERE I also use the Windows firewall. My Router serves as my hardware firewall.


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