Zone Alarm sucks

I finally had to kill it again today when it wouldn’t allow me to access any of my shared drives anymore. I’ll never understand how people can swear by this product – sure, it’s got a pretty interface, but maybe it was never intended to run on an independent box that just shuffles files back and forth. Why it still hasn’t managed to learn the difference between my desktop computer and any other PC on the Internet after using it for damn near a year, I’ll never know.

I don’t have the energy to find a replacement, so the Windows XP firewall is going to have to be good enough for now. Anybody have any opinions as far as what I might have a little better success with? I’m looking for firewall protection to go on a computer that basically just distributes Internet access to the rest of the house and holds a few other shared drives for movies and music and such…

1 Comment

  1. Zone Alarm is shit.

    I use the Windows Firewall and Norton Antivirus, and I’ve never had a virus on either computer.

    I run Trendmicro Housecall ( if I think there ever is an infection and Spybot Search and Destroy to make sure the registry’s clean.

    And keep up to date with Windows XP updates. 🙂

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