Hi Ron, the XP firewall even the one is XP SP2 Beta is not very good. it still allows Windows to phone home to Microsoft. I think the Trend one will give you more protection. I was talking to ZA yesterday as I had to reinstall XP Pro due to a conflict with Norton AV during a download while running SP2. At least that is MS story:<( The rep at ZA suggest I not get the last (latest) update as there were some problems with it. I have 5.0.590.015 on this computer and have had no problems with it and Norton AV 2004 or H&B AntiVir which I just installed Tuesday in place of NAV. ZA are going to be releasing an updated one shortly. Mike ~ one of the Moderators It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews http://www.mwn.ca/ ******* Mike's REPLY SEPARATOR ********* On 7/22/2004 at 10:48 PM Ron Allen wrote: Hello Group, I have a decision to make in the near future, and would appreciate hearing other's perspectives. I have Trend Micro Internet Security installed as my Anti-Virus solution, and Zone Alarm Pro as my firewall. The most recent updates to Zone Alarm are incompatible with Trend Micro AV, and will not install. In fact, the installer gives a message directing me to un-install Trend Micro. My Zone Alarm Pro upgrade contract expires in 10 days. I am thinking to uninstall Zone Alarm and using either the Windows XP firewall or the firewall built into Trend Micro. Comments? Suggestions? Advice? Thanks, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.