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    Zone Alarm vs Norton Internet Security

    Can anyone give me some insight as to which is better, Zone Alarm or Norton internet Security. I have been running Zone alarm for some time now. I just came across a copy of Norton, and was curious. Does anyone have any reasons why I shouldn't switch?
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    ZA is ok but if you've never used any other firewalls you might be missing out. I had to try a few different fire walls before I found one I liked.

    My top two picks

    Sygate
    http://soho.sygate.com/products/pspf_ov.htm
    Free trial is only 30 days but you can, how should I put this, crack it if you feel you need longer to evaluate the product say 1-2 years.

    Tiny
    http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN
    Powerful firewall doesnt hog up to much of your cpu time
    Its not software piracy. Im just making multiple off site backups.

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    Zonealarm is nice, but it really eats up CPU and RAM memory. I would recomend Tiny personal firewall -- that's what I use.
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    i like zone alarm but i only use it when im doing something that makes it easy to get my ip, otherwise i only use tiny software's personal one
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    i am currently using a symantec firewall device (the 100 model seems to work good, especially since it was a freebie, thanks to my vendor). the firewall device, is about $350, pretty pricey for home use. i have tried the norton's product also and it seemed to work good and not as resource intensive as za. i have also used Tiny Personal Firewall and that would be your best bet all around. it's not to bad on resources and is a pretty flexible firewall. i use it for my clients.

    hope this helps
    just making some minor adjustments to your system....

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    Kerio's my personal favorite

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    alternatives

    Outpost Firewall, http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/ , is rather nice and you dont have to worry about intellectual copywrite infringement.
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    Had used Norton for years until the 2000 version (combo AV and Firewall) which crashed my OS twice in a row on it's first "Live Update". Could get no info from Norton after several tries, so boxed it up and it sits on the shelf with a lot of other old stuff. i changed to Panda AV and ZAPro, been happy with both of them 'cause Panda updates itself every day without interferance, and ZAPro does a decent job after you get used to it. Was going to try Tiny someday when i got the time, since a lot of our AO folks speak highly about it.

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    Wink Kerio Rules!!

    Kerio uses less resources and is very unintrusive!!

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    I was a bit unhappy with ZoneAlarm. It was always resetting rules I had applied. Have been using Norton FireWall on 2 systems and it has caught backdoor trojans on downloaded shareware. I also use a program called attacker. I am happy with that. You need to add additional ports that common viruses and trojans use but it works. I see alot of referance to tiny firewall and will have to try it out.

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