Use of Zone Alarm Firewall causing initial issue.  


  1. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Linux Mint 20.3, Linux Manjaro 21.3
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    Use of Zone Alarm Firewall causing initial issue.


    Whenever I boot up to Win 10 the Windows security shield icon is red for a couple of minutes or so before turning green. I discovered the cause was down to my use of ZoneAlarm as my firewall instead of the Windows one. Looking at my Zone Alarm config, it states I'm protected during this period.

    What I'd like to know is it safe to go straight to the internet while the security shield suggests is red before it changes to green?
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  2. Posts : 195
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    Yes. It doesn't really matter. Now a days routers have decent firewall protection built in. There really is no need for zonealarm unless you have questionable programs on your pc that you don't want accessing the internet. Windows firewall is fine.

    You are much more likely to get infected from malware vs a breach in firewall.
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