I just reinstalled the ZoneAlarm Free Version (9.2.106.000) on my Win7 computer after a disappointing experience with trying the COMODO Firewall on my XP Home computer (frequent screen freezes) and have a question in relation to the Windows Firewall settings.
On my XP computer there is a checkbox where one can have ZA turn OFF the Windows Firewall. On my Win7 computer I don't see that option and did notice that after installing ZA the Windows Firewall was ALSO/STILL active. I believe the general rule of thumb, as it is with AV programs, is to only have ONE Firewall running at a time...correct?
With this in mind, I went to the Windows Firewall settings and disabled everything so that ONLY my ZoneAlarm is protecting me.
Here is a screen shot of the present settings on my Windows Firewall:
Did I do the right thing or is there one or more options on my Windows Firewall that I should have kept enabled?