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ZoneAlarm error messages-need a firewall

Q: ZoneAlarm error messages-need a firewall

Looking for a firewall on here, I found a link to ZoneAlarm. When I tried to download it, I got the error messages: "Could not load the DLL library C:\Windows\system\kernel32.dll. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format." I clicked ok, then got the following: "Could not load the DLL library C:\Windows\temp\vsutil.dll. One of the library files needed to run this application cannot be found." Now what? Is there a way to fix this, or another firewall I could try? Thanks for the help. You all have been wonderful in dishing it out to me lately .

A: ZoneAlarm error messages-need a firewall

Well, I did some hunting of my own, and for anyone else who needs a firewall, I got one from this url: It downloaded and installed with no problem.

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My firewall (NIS 2003) has been generating error messages lately, the

“xxx has caused an error in yyy. xxx will now close”

kind of messages.
I just get them once in a while, and the program seems to be working fine in spite of these errors.

But, do the messages mean that the program has somehow gone bad and it’s not protecting me the way it should any more?

I’ve ran several virus, trojan and port scans and they all came clear. I’d hate to have a false sense of security, though. Would it be better to just remove it and reinstall it?

What’s your advice? …..


A:Error messages from firewall

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Which is better? I remember using comodo in the past and it was too strong. But I hope they fixed that. I also used zonealarm b4 but forgot how it was.

A:Zonealarm Firewall or Comodo firewall? (Free)

Why not use the Windows Firewall, it is excellent?

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Hi every Malwaretips member, today I want to open a new discussion, I don't know if you are aware that lately Neil J. Rubenking - Lead Analyst for Security at PC Magazine reviewed the latest version of both Firewall, I just want to hear your voices and opinions regarding both Firewall, and I really appreciate your participation...
Comodo Firewall v7
Editor Rating: 4.5/5,2817,2456941,00.asp
ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2015 v13
Editor Rating: 4.5/5,2817,2456292,00.asp

A:Comodo Firewall v7 vs. ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2015 v13

The best protection is based upon the user's habits, so both could give some users the same protection level.
You could not apply this to all users since some are reckless and neither one would be able to provide protection.

Comodo Firewall has HIPS which is more likely to flag more false positives which most inexperienced users would not know how to deal with. Of coarse if the user utilizes UAC, then HIPS would not be needed.

ZoneAlarm is more user friendly, uses Behavior protection instead of HIPS which will not flag as many false positives.
ZoneAlarm is more compatible with programs.

For myself Windows Firewall provides excellent protection along with UAC with no issues at all.

Just a note: Never trust review sites or testing sites, they will install a product use it for about an hour or less then write a review.
You need to test a product for at least 30 days in order to see how it works and if any potential problems occur.


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I see on my ZA log that there are a few connections, incoming and outgoing from svchost.exe. Was wondering if i could get some help in figuring out if this is an issue or not. I know they are blocked so I am safe, but what are they trying to do?

program: svchost outgoing to IP blocked

program svchost incoming from IP blocked

program svchost incoming from IP blocked

program svchost incoming from IP blocked SourceDNS:

program svchost incoming from IP blocked SourceDNS:

program svchost incoming from IP blocked SourceDNS:

program svchost incoming from IP blocked SourceDNS:

program svchost incoming from IP blocked SourceDNS:

program svchost incoming from IP blocked

program svchost incoming from IP blocked


I have searched amnd searched and cannot find anything, anyone have any ideas?


A:ZoneAlarm messages

Dunno what the rest of them are but isn't >> akamaitechnologies << The verisign secure server (https) for banking and credit card approvals?

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I am just wondering which firewall out of ZoneAlarm and Comodo most people here prefer/use based on features and performance.

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I turned my windows firewall off, as ive got zone alarm now, but on my security status it says CHECK STATUS, i use to have ZoneAlarm firewall, it said firewall on, ive just reinstalled windows, and im not sure how to get it to say ON as it says my ZoneAlarm is unknown.Also on my Firefox browser im installed the spyware blocker toolbar, and its not there, its just a blank bar, heres a picture.Samuel3,Cheers.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Windows Firewall And Zonealarm Firewall

Hello samuel3,

It has been my experience that windows security centre is not that great, saying my programs were out of date or not working. My solution was to disable it.

The bar in firefox, have you tried reinstalling FF?

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I often receive notices to update my firewall. When I install the new version and a new shortcut icon appeas on my desktop. Should I do anymore then delete the old versions icon? Thanks, JD

A:Zonealarm Firewall

As long as you don't have multiple instances of ZA running that should be enough.

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I just now D/Led Zone Alarm Firewall,

And ran it from the file, It did not state that it was a firewall, it stated that it was the ZA suite, and just sat there basically without really downloading it displayed one digit in the window but did not go any further.

I had problems and had to cancel one of the suite before, . .

Is this a hard to download and Install Program or is it just me, . . I need a better firewall, . .

but this does not seem to be working.

Can anyone suggest anything ?

A:Zonealarm Firewall

They call it a suite because besides the firewall, it includes an email scanner,and monitors your virus protection (for a year-free)
What version are you downloading and from where?

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Hi ALL ! XP has a firewall already installad I`ve heard. If this is true is there a need to install a seperate firewall such as ZONEALARM 3.1.395 ? Would 2 firewalls conflict with each other ? Has any1 had similar setups ? ALL help in this area would be appreciated Dean P.S. This situation has 56k dialup.

A:XP firewall + Zonealarm ?

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I recently subscribed to cable connection. With the cable ZoneAlarm Suite was included.My problem is this ---- In program control under programs there are two columns named ACCESS and SERVER. When first using all the columns have a blue question mark in them. When operating ZoneAlarm sends an alarm to either allow or deny access. If you check the little box and click allow, the question mark changes to a green check mark.Well I have been using this firewall for three weeks but the check marks do not stay. The next time I boot up I have to go through the firewall alert status again because all the check marks have changed to question marks. What am I missing. Are not my selections supposed to remain permanent once they have been set?Driving me nuts!!!!!!!

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Have latest version Zonealarm Pro installed; at each port is stealthed except port 113 (ident), indicated as closed. realize that port used to establish a connection with another website, however should be able to stealth port 113; a function of my ISP? or can I stealth port in some manner?



Q: Why is port 113 open? (#225)
A: Port 113 is often left visible by firewalls such as Black Ice Defender, Norton, Defender), since 113 is the IDENT port.
IDENT is used when you connect to mail servers, or to IRC servers, to find out "who" is using the service. With IDENT filtered, your ISP mail server (unlikely) or IRC server (likely) may refuse your request or take a long time to respond as it waits for a closed/open response.

It is possible to remove IDENTD as showing up as a port, by reconfiguring your firewall to over-ride the default rules. As above, if IDENTD is filtered in this way, IRC and mail servers may not work properly.

You can also decide that IDENTD is safe, since just having it visible does not mean there is anything that can be exploited on your side, and live with the less than "perfect" results.

Source ---

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Hi guys, i have just the zonealarm firewall installed about a week ago and i was wondering when i look at the Log Viewer is it normal to have a lot of incoming packets blocked in a short space of time. I have quite a lot logged.

A:Zonealarm Firewall

If a firewall is blocking a lot of incoming packets, it is doing its job of protecting your computer.

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I have been using the CA personal firewall still, in spite that I am not using their anti-virus suite anymore, but just because I could Never uninstall it, it never let me do it. I mean, I can't find it on my computer anymore but the Windows Security Panel is still showing that I am using the CA as my personal firewall. I tried to install ZoneAlarm but apparently, it never worked out or, I have been wondering, maybe the ZA firewall program has overwritten the CA, and running since well but under the old name of CA, would that be possible ?...

Otherwise, if I have effectively still CA running on my computer, can I ever uninstall it for good (and replace it by ZA) or it is not worth because anyway both are working well ?

Hope someone can help :-)

A:Use Zonealarm Instead Of Ca Personal Firewall

Perhaps the best solution would be to reinstall The suite from CA. Reinstall it to the same directory as the first time. I don't know the version you have. Then uninstall it again as something went wrong.
Do you have Icons in the sytem tray for either ZA or CA ?
If so Right click and close/stop either or both, so they are not running.

Uninstall from Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.
After highlighting CA suite there,click the Remove button.
When the Product options window shows,Be sure to check ALL the boxes.
Click Uninstall
Reboot the computer.

Check and see what the Security Panel says now.
It should be gone and install ZA.

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I have a computer with Win2000 as O/S, which is connected to a
workgroup of my office (5 different computers hooked up).

I installed the free ZoneAlarm firewall, and have security setting at
default. I am trying to access other computers within my workgroup,
and with the firewall active, it is not accessible at all.

When I turn off the firewall program completely, it then allows me
to access other computers. All the computers are connected to outside
internet as well, and there have been no problem so far until I installed
the firewall on my computer.

There is one more computer with the same ZoneAlarm firewall, but that
one does not display the same symptoms and it has Win XP home edition
as its O/S.

I want to have the firewall activated all the time, and hence I am faced
with a problem I don't know how to get around.

Is there a setting in the ZoneAlarm that will allow me to access other
computers in my workgroup without turning it off? PLEASE HELP!!!

Juicydeuce, Helpless wiht ZA

A:ZoneAlarm firewall with workgroup

do you have a range of IP address for the PC's on your network - you can set up that range in zonealarm to be allowed access.

I dont have zonealarm handy to telll you how to set - but its quite simple to put a range in - I just added th esame range as my DCHP range on the router

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from thewindowsclub:


Check Point's ZoneAlarm division plans to announce that it will give away free licenses to its ZoneAlarm Pro firewall software on "Patch Tuesday," or Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The free giveaway will take place on line for 24 hours, at ZoneAlarm's Web site here.

ZoneAlarm Pro is a subset of ZoneAlarm's security services, a step up from its free firewall but less protection than its ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2010 suite offers.

ZoneAlarm Pro includes the two-way firewall, download monitoring, anti-phishing protection, plus a couple of advanced features: OSFirewall, which looks for changes in the OS that might have been missed by an antivirus program, and credit monitoring with the three major credit bureaus. The latter feature typically comes with a year's subscription.

Source: ZoneAlarm to Give Away ZoneAlarm Pro Next Week - Reviews by PC Magazine


hurry up if you want it, only available for 24h !

A:ZoneAlarm Pro firewall for FREE ! (24h ONLY)

Thank you. I have a use for this on a friend's machine.

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hello guyz i heard a lot about ZoneAlarm PRO Firewall 2010 but i would like to know from u wht is ur opinion plz let me know.

Andy Parker.

A:ZoneAlarm PRO Firewall 2010

Gee, since you were recommending it in another thread, what's YOUR opinion?

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I just set up a home network with a Microsoft Wireless Base Station MN-500. Until now I've been using ZoneAlarm as a firewall, but the MN-500 supposedly has a built-in hardware firewall. I'm wondering, is the hardware firewall reliable enough that I can I go ahead and get rid of ZoneAlarm (since it is such a resource hog)? Or is it better to keep using both? Or is the difference so miniscule as to make no difference?

A:hardware firewall vs. ZoneAlarm

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall continues to be one of the leading security solutions on the market, so today the application received a new update that?s supposed to enhance the protection offered to users.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13 comes with enhanced stability, minor UI tweaks, but also with a new privacy toolbar that offers Internet Explorer 11 support. This means that full Windows 8.1 compatibility is also being offered, so you can install the app even if you?ve already made the move to Microsoft?s new OS version.

The feature lineup remains unchanged and includes a two-way firewall that blocks malicious applications from sending your data out to the Internet, but also advanced download protection to stop dangerous files from reaching your computer and an advanced firewall to stop attacks which anti-virus solutions cannot cope with.

The privacy and security toolbar also offers enhanced protection, offering site checking, do not track, Facebook privacy scan, and private browsing.

As you could easily guess, the application continues to be available free of charge and in addition to Windows 8.1, it also works quite flawlessly on all the other Windows versions still supported by Microsoft.

What's new in ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

March 25th, 2014

New: Privacy Toolbar with Internet Explorer 11 support
Updated: UI minor adjustments
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

Offers to change the homepage for web brow... Read more

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ok, how do i configure ZoneAlarm?

I have been constantly clicking "Allow and Remember this setting" every single time i try and do something (ive been trying to update some programs, checking for updates, etc)

its so annoying..

can i just put the itnernet zone to medium??

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall Settings how to?

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I had to remove zonealarm because it was giving my computer huge problems. I set my computer firewall up, and am blocking most cookies. What is the best firewall out on the market, and is it really necessary to have one? My computer hasn't had a fire wall for almost a month now, so i'm not really sure if there is anything funny going on...????

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:29:51 PM, on 8/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
c:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Zonealarm Problems, Need a new firewall

If your running a broadband connection..its a pretty good idea to have one. I like Sygate

Scan with hijackthis..check these off.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost

press fix checked.


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I've tried uninstalling but it says to contact my administrator but I'm the administrator. I tried device manager and the driver is not listed. This is causing BSOD.

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall Driver cant get rid of

How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

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Hi everyone im currently using bitdefender standard as my antivirus and it has been working very well. I was considering to upgrade it to pro plus to get the firewall and spam blocker but i was wonder if zonealarms firewall is better then bit defenders. any suggestions a appreicated.

A:BitDefender vrs Zonealarm firewall which is better?

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As the topic suggests what is better?

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Hi I receently had a friend reccomend zonealrm firewall over wndows firewall and i am having problems with it blocking some of my programs on my pc and im not sure how to allow exceptions

thanks in advance


A:Solved: Zonealarm Firewall

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The bottom line: ZoneAlarm Firewall Free 9.2 has gotten quieter and more effective, and should be considered an excellent tool for replacing the adequate default Windows firewall with a stronger option that includes better outbound protection, antiphishing guards, and ZoneAlarm's behavioral detection network.

Source: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

This doesn't look so bad.

A:ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

Thanks K-7.

I run a dual-boot (XPx86/7x64) with a slew of legacy and newer games on XP. I kept XP because I still revisit the legacies and I did not want to go through the hassle of reinstalling all of the others on Win7.

I run the free Comodo Suite on Win7 but on the XP, I run ZA v.7 because I suffered the infamous ZA/ISP conflict with v. 8. After that I stopped upgrading and no longer follow ZA since my XP surfing is limited to known/safe sites, primarily game patches.

So I will give v. 9.2 a try.


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when trying to installing this i get setup is unable to log into the truevector service. install cannot continue without logging into the truevector service. please use the service manager to shutdown the truevector service and then restart the installer program. can anyone please tell me where to find the service manager to shutdown truevector?

i have xp media center edition
thank you

A:zonealarm antivirus plus firewall help

I'm guessing that this is a re-installation? To stop True Vector Service type services.msc into "RUN" and <OK> Scroll down to True Vector, one click it, and up on the left select "STOP this service." That should do it. It may be necessary to stop the vsmon.exe process in Taskmanager as well. Check for that after stopping the "Service." Full Zone Alarm forums: Zone Alarm customer Support start:!7551!7552!NONE?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en

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I've used ZoneAlarm for years as it actively rejects Ident packets. I've now found another way to do this, so I'm considering if it's time to move away from ZoneAlarm.

I currently have ZoneAlarm Free AV & Firewall, Avast AV, MalwareBytes and SpyBot Search and Destroy for scanning..

Would it be worth ditching ZoneAlarm AV / Firewall and using Windows Firewall with Avast, MalwareBytes and Spybot ?


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A Zonealarm process ( vsmon.exe ) repeatedly appears a disappears in task manager at a frequency of about every half second.

Then, upon trying to uninstall Zonealarm I get this message
I only installed it today but it didn't work.

How can I uninstall this blighter?


Thank you. Hopefully...

A:Zonealarm firewall problem

For simple uninstall:

For more difficult cases:

I switched to free Comodo:
Now the top-rated. Even better than the commercial ones.

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ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

Added: Stop all Internet Activity feature
Added: Firefox 11 supportClick to expand...


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I recently puchased a new computer with Vista. It has windows firewall. I can also install Zone alarm firewall. Which one is better or should I have both firewalls on?

A:Windows Firewall or Zonealarm on Vista

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I have a computer running XP and the security settings say the firewall is Zonealarm and it is on and running. I don't have zonealarm, it doesn't show in the "uninstall programs" list nor in the main programs list. I've looked through windows explorer and it isn't showing there under programs either.
How do I get rid of this firewall if it doesn't show anywhere? Is it possible it is listed as something else.

A:Solved: Zonealarm firewall uninstall?

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I recently downloaded a trial of ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 7.0. I liked the product very much but it has knackered my beloved BitComet 0.91! Curses!

Since I've installed ZA firewall BitComet has been crippled (it usually downloads at around 70-80kb/sec max.) it's max DL rate is now around 10kb/sec.

1. Initially, I tinkered with ZA setup to see if BitComet was not trusted/authorised to access the web but everything that the ZA control panel showed me was positive i.e. confirming to me that BC had full access to the web.

2. In desperation I uninstalled ZA which did not fix the problem.

3. I have resorted to restoring my PC to an earlier point, pre-ZA - still no joy.

4. I have DL'ed most recent BC - still no result.

I guess ZA has somehow blocked the required ports that BC used to use, and now I'm left with rubbish DL speeds. Please help!

***I have Windows XP SP2. I access the web via a wireless HSDPA plug'n'play USB modem by Huawei. I do not have a router or internal modem***

Any comments gratefully received

A:Bitcomet Clash With Zonealarm Firewall

Actually Bc will find an open port. Have you scanned for malware? What antivirus do you use? Za is known not to like P2P apps. They are a seroius danger to PC security. Have you tried to reinstall comet?

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Since my Windows Firewall refuses to work, I started to use Zonealarm to replace it.

Now today, as I turned on my computer, now my Zonealarm is going crazy!!!

Now it's saying that the vsmon.dll is not working. What the hell is going on!?

A:Great, First My Windows Firewall, Now Zonealarm

may I suggest that, as you have an ACTIVE log in this site you do NOT make any changes until that log is reviewed;#entry775544also this thread of yours is most probably related;#entry773364and maybe this is too;#entry773360

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I bought this computer from a neighbor. It was installed with CA's (Computer Associate) suite which
was Pest Patrol, AV anti virus, firewall and a spam detector. The program expired after one year and
I don't want to pay to continue using it. I went to control panel and deleted all the CA EZtrust programs.
I then had to cleanup anything left under program folders and any shortcuts remaining. I attempted to download
the free Zone Alarm firewall and it said I still have EZTrust firewall installed on my computer. I have tried it
at least three times. I gave up on that and downloaded Comodo Firewall and it said I have Zonealarm installed
on my computer but it let me download and run it. I downloaded the 32-bit option for XP-SP. After a restart when
the system came back up everything was frozen - couldn't move the pointer and couldn't perform a ctrl-alt-delete
function. Had to power down manually. Tried this twice. Computer was useless at this stage. I had to go to safe
mode and completely remove Comodo. Computer came back up fine. So right now I have had to turn on the
Windows firewall which is nearly useless for security.

I downloaded the AVG 75 free virus program to replace the EZTrust antivirus program but I am stuck without a
proper firewall. I don't need any replacement for Pest Patrol or anti-spam but I really need an adequate firewall. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Can't Install Firewall - Tried Zonealarm & Comodo

a few ideas to consider;
by what method does the computer connect to the internet?

do you know the computer IS virus and infection free?

to make the computer 'yours' I would suggest you have a good clear out , then try one by one to install protection programs

if it IS XPsp2 did you also get supplied with the CD and licence key? have you yet tried to update the Windows via the Microsoft Windows update site?

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I installed ZoneAlarm Firewall and after that my PC stopped responding. I`m using my PC in safe mode. And when I turn it on on normal mode, my PC loads and then it stops responding. I can`t use System Restore because System Protection is turned off. Please HELP!!!!!!!!!

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall Installation problems(need help)

I would uninstall ZA from safe mode. Try using the free Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

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Can i run Norton personal firewall and zonealarm on the same pc at the same time?


A:ZoneAlarm And Norton Personal Firewall Together?


Best to run just one and is is the best and it is free.

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I have my winXP firewall enabled and at the same time, zonealarm. Will it have a conflict? Do I need to disable WinXP firewall? Or can I have the two running at the same time? Suggestions please. Thanks

Using WinXP Pro SP2

A:Solved: Windows XP firewall and ZoneAlarm

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In cleaning up a mess over on the "HJT log" forum the advisor who helped me out noted that I'm only using the built-in Windows firewall, and that I really need a firewall that can monitor outgoing as well as incoming traffic. Based on my experience, I'm inclined to (belatedly) agree with him. He suggested either ZoneAlarm or PC Tool Firewall Plus.

I'm leaning towards ZoneAlarm, based on what I've heard in the past, but I would like to know if anyone has any experience in running the ZoneAlarm Free firewall with Avast! Antivirus 4.8 (free version). Will they work well together without conflicts? A quick check on Google was inconclusive.

Does anyone have any real-world experience?

A:Zonealarm free firewall and Avast!

No better, no worse. I had that setup for a while and it served me well

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Hello, all.

I have a question regarding ZoneAlarm Free Firewall and a clean Windows 7 Pro install I did back in January of this year on an Asus N53 series laptop. I have been using ZoneAlarm Free firewall for many years with my Xp systems and decided to continue using it with my Windows 7 install. I am now reading that Zone Alarm has become (has been) very resource heavy and that the Windows 7 firewall is much improved over previous versions of Windows firewalls. So my question is, Is Zone Alarm still as resource heavy (version as of 1/2013 to present) as it has been in the past or has it improved?

Zone Alarm used to be a great firewall but I've heard it's nearly impossible to completely uninstall. I was thinking of uninstalling Zone Alarm and using the Windows 7 firewall or Comodo instead. Opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Pro and Zonealarm Free Firewall

Hello slipstream55 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Just my personal opinion FWIW. I've been using the built-in Windows 7 firewall without any problems. It's definitely more robust and user configurable than previous versions but like beauty, it's all in the eye of the beholder. Others may totally dislike the 7 firewall.

If you want to remove ZoneAlarm the do make an uninstall tool.

ZoneAlarm Uninstall Tool Download

Or you could get the 30-day trial version of Revo Uninstaller which should also work.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall, Leftovers Uninstaller

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I have a cable modem and I use ZoneAlarm as my Firewall. I recently went to Steve Gibson's web site (Gibson Research - and used the security test program called 'Shields Up' which probes ports etc.

Everything was great except port 135 (RPC). It said this port cant be closed and said to get a fire wall program.

I just started using ZoneAlarm, how do I block this port?

Thanks for help

A:ZoneLabs 'ZoneAlarm' Firewall question

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Seeing lots of thumbs-up on this site for ZoneAlarm, but doesn't it contain its own antivirus function? I'm quite happy with easy EZTrust and wish to avoid any conflicts--have post-traumatic stress disorder from past negative McAfee experience--any way to get ZoneAlarm sans antivirus component? (I'm on cable modem, Win ME, have lots of memory.) Opinions much appreciated!

A:EZTrust antivirus vs ZoneAlarm firewall?

I think the Antivirus component of ZoneAlarm that you are referring to is MailSafe, which protects against vbs viruses hiding in attachments. It should be compatible with, if not complimentary to E-Trust's protections.

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I was wondering if anyone could help about this. I've had no luck on the ZoneAlarm forums. ZoneAlarm firewall will not update when I click on 'update' - I just get 'error'. This can be temporarily solved by clean installing, and I'll be able to update for a few days, but then I'll start getting the error message again.

As usual any help really appreciated.

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Hi !! just wondering if it was OK to disable my Norton Firewall which the updates are due to expire & try the FREE Zonealarm before hand ??

Any help is appreciated.



A:Disable Norton Firewall To try Zonealarm ??

Sure. Just don't run the two simultaneously.
Disable NPF, then go into the options, and uncheck "Start as Windows starts".

Only then install ZA.

It doesn't matter whether you have 12 firewalls installed (although I don't recommend you do... ), as long as you don't run more than 1.

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I have a cable modem and I use ZoneAlarm as my Firewall. I recently went to Steve Gibson's web site (Gibson Research - and used the security test program called 'Shields Up' which probes ports etc.

Everything was great except port 135 (RPC). It said this port cant be closed and said to get a fire wall program.

I just started using ZoneAlarm, how do I block this port?

Thanks for help

A:ZoneLabs 'ZoneAlarm' Firewall question

Hi krazo1961,cant find anything about how to block that port.You can ask this question at the zone alarm site,maybe they can help.Heres the link.

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I have a cable modem and I use ZoneAlarm as my Firewall. I recently went to Steve Gibson's web site (Gibson Research - and used the security test program called 'Shields Up' which probes ports etc.

Everything was great except port 135 (RPC). It said this port cant be closed and said to get a fire wall program.

I just started using ZoneAlarm, how do I block this port?

Thanks for help

A:ZoneLabs 'ZoneAlarm' Firewall question

You may want to check out zone alarms web site at

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Hi BC,
Haven't been here for awhile because all going very well. I am a longtime user of Firefox, Zonealarm free firewall, Avast & Malwarebytes.

A few days ago I upgraded Firefox to 4.0.1, mainly because it was said to have better security.

In looking over my list of extensions, there is mention of the Zonealarm security toolbar ( with no noted problem. However, further down the list is a warning that Zonealarm Security Engine ( is incompatible with this version of Firefox and is disabled.

Does this mean that when I am using Firefox, my Zonealarm firewall is completely shut off? If not, what part of the firewall is still functioning?

My main plan if there are no other suggestions is to go back to the prior version of Firefox.

Suggestions welcome. Thanks!


Windows XPpro sp3, HP optiplex

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Hi everybody,

Windows XP Home edition
D-Link Wireless Router
2 Computer hooked up to home network ( neither hooked up wireless, files and printer shared)
Satellite Internet (through router/WAN)
AVG Antivirus (free) daily updated
Zonealarm free version 7.0.362.000 regularly updated
We just set up the home network recently due to a change in ISP and the possibility to connect with multiple computers at the same time.

I ran the Shields UP test, Common Ports and except HTTP, NetBios,HTTPS, MSFTDS, which show in Stealth, everything else is listed as open.

What can I do to close all the other ports, or hide them from intruders?


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Hello everyone! I'm posting to check if any of you may help me..

I installed a while ago ZoneAlarm Free Firewall and since then i've been having lots of issues with my League of Legends Client. When a new game is about to start, it won't. It just doesn't. Now if i go to the firewall and turn it off, then i can play online. Alright, you may be thinking "just add an exception". I did. League of Legends opens way too many processes for the client and i added every single of them, it still happens. Sometimes i can enter to the game, sometimes i can't..
Any ideas?

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I am using the free ZoneAlarm Firewall on my PC, and was happy for quite a while. Until recently, when I routinely checked the permissions of programs inside ZoneAlarm. I found, that a number of programs I previously denied Internet access, had now full Internet access!

I changed back their permission to no access. And a week later, I saw they again had full access. This frightening experience repeated several times, since then.

I suspect two things:
- ZoneAlarm published information how to alter its Firewall for installing software
- a new type of Trojan Horse or Virus

Exact version of ZA used:

Settings in ZA program control:
Program Settings: Medium, Smart Defense: Auto

OS used:
Windows XP Home, SP3

Antimalware used:
Ad Aware v.8.3.6

Antivirus used:
AVG AntiVirus, v.9.0.872

Is it possible for Software to alter ZoneAlarm's settings? Are here persons who made the same experience?

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall: Programs altering it!!!

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I Am thinking of replacing the firewall of windows for zonealarm free firewall. Why? For improving, I suppose.
The truth is that the my computer is OK, when it had it with Online Armor free, the only thing that it was noticing is that it was late a few seconds more in starting, nothing more.
ZoneAlarm's idea is because it is an excellent firewall that does not have HIPS, according to Pcmag it is the best firewall of the market... I would like so much to know your opinions and that you were helping me to choose the best option.

Thank you friends.

A:Qihoo 360 TS + ... ZoneAlarm firewall free?

I think this should help

Mod Edit: Video removed, as no longer available.

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OK, so i got computer associates eTrust internet security suite. everything but the firewall went on fine. I had zonealarm, and you're supposed to uninstall ZA first, I did, but it still didn't work. ZA was still in my registry. So I reinstalled ZA and then uninstalled it, no good.

So I search the internet for how to get rid of ZA. I find some stuff and so I follow the directions and delete a lot of stuff that was hidden in my system files (doesn't uninstall mean remove from my computer?). I can not remove Zone Labs from my registry. I have downloaded Jvpowertools and stuff like that, but it won't leave.

Now I can't install the eTrust firewall or Zonealarm. Did I delete too much, I only deleted things created by ZA. I really don't like not having a firewall (only windows).

I have a copy of the error message that pops up when I try to install the eTrust Firewall.

A:Firewall Problem(s) (Zonealarm and eTrust)

So ZA was still installed when you tried installing eTrust? Try removing eTrust from Add/Remove Programs. Remove any ophaned folders in the Program Files also.
Try to uninstall ZA via Add/Remove Programs. Was this a paid version of ZA or the freebee?
Is SP2 firewall disabled?

You might want to do a System Restore to a day right before you started this.

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Hi I'm Anthony, I need help I haven't posted much on this great forum, but I have the free version Of ZoneAlarm Firewall my problem with it is I can't connect to the Internet!!. I'm not sure if I should make a different thread for this but is Cyberghosts VPN reliable, due to my problem with ZoneAlarm I haven't been able to try it
I also have MBAM and AVAST free
Thanks in advance!
One more thing :3 I've read a 3rd party firewall isn't neccasary I have binisofts Windows firewall control but with that on medium setting it doesn't allow Internet acess

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Windows XP SP3
Firefox 3.0.5
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400
1.60GHz Intel Pentium 4
ZoneAlarm Free v
Windows Firewall - OFF

I've been using ZoneAlarm Free Edition Firewalls for years and just upgraded to their latest version, 8.0.065, yesterday and noticed that I'm carrying many old program entries that I feel might be adding unnecessary time to the computer startup time during a reboot or restart.

So, my question is this...

What if...I deleted ALL the entries listed in "Programs" and rebooted/restarted my system?

Wouldn't ZA simply ask me permissions for the programs that would be starting and then as I open new programs/applications ZA would ask me permissions at that time thus creating a new Program list of ONLY active Programs I use?

Are there any listed Programs that I shouldn't delete?

To me it sounds logical and ZA would simply act as it would if I were installing it brand new but I'm just making sure no harm could come from doing this.


A:Solved: ZoneAlarm Firewall...a WHAT IF? question

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We have released a long awaited version that now supports Firefox 7.

There was also a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, too many to list.

The release history pages will be updated this week but we wanted you to have the new version without having to wait any longer.

We now support English, German, French, Italian and Spanish languages in one installer now!Click to expand...


Just click the download that was written on Zonealarm forum.

A:New Release (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)

RE: New Release (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)

The latest ZoneAlarm Free Firewall release is

Release History:

I'm going to give ZA Free ago, it's been a very long time since I last used this software.

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My ZoneAlarm firewall thing is denying access from my other computer to the computer with ZoneAlarm on it. I tried finding the "Trusted Zone" area but I can not locate it.

I have version: 7.0.362.000
TrueVector engine version: 7.0.362.000
Driver version: 7.0.362.000.

It is the ZoneAlarm that monitors internet traffic too (if there is another one)


A:ZoneAlarm Firewall Denying Network

Update Windows XP and use the Windows firewall

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Hey guys, my subscription for my internet security suite (CA) is almost finished and I think that I am going to use free security programs from now on. For the anti-viral program, I think I will use AVG free, for anti-malware I will be using ad-aware free edition and Spybot - Search and Destroy, and for my firewall I am going to use Zone Alarms firewall. DO you think that this is a good combination of security or should I change them. I am sure that AVG Free and Spybot -S&D have real-time protection which is pretty much vital.

A:Zonealarm Firewall And Security Programs

Looks preety good, If Xp, I may add SpywareBlaster and I prefer the Comodo firewall.These can be found here

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hey i have the free version of za firewall and cant get rid of it from some truevector thing any ideas ?

HJT ....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:53 PM, on 8/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 962\dlbxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DiscUpdateMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\G... Read more

A:Solved: cant remove zonealarm firewall

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I need some information about ZoneAlarm firewall.

Will it block spyware/adware from getting on my system? Right now I have Spyware Doctor, but it does not prevent adware from getting on my system. It only can remove them after I have been infected. It does not block adware/spyware.

This is why I am looking into the ZoneAlarm firewall. I want to stop the problem before it gets on my system.

Thanks everyone.

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall..Adware/spyware..

I use Webroot Spysweeper, and it has active protection. But its not free.

A firewall's duty is to block unrequested packets from entering the system. Some spyware is installed during surfing, and for those kind, the firewall will do nothing about them since you requested (surfed to) that site.

A freebie solution is to use the Firefox browser and use an add-in called noscript. Firefox doesnt use ActiveX and noscript blocks javascript from executing. The whole idea is that some spyware are ActiveX modules and rely on bugs in javascript to install.

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If you're a fan of ZoneAlarm or just hunting for a featured software firewall, you may be interested in a promotion Check Point Software is running today.

ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010 free today - TechSpot News

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Looks like others are having some problems also, but I downloaded and installed 3 updates this morning: KB951748, KB951978, and KB890830 and then Zone Alarm began blocking all incoming and outgoing including my dsl connection to at&t. I tried to do things in ZA, but nothing worked until I did a system restore back to yesterday.

Just in case it wasn't the updates but a fluke, I installed them again and same thing happened; ZA wouldn't even let SpySweeper or AVG free check for updates. So I did another system restore back to yesterday.

How can I figure out which one of these updates is messing up ZA? Is there a way to download and install the updates one at a time?

How do you let ZA know about this? I'd really like to do the updates.

Thanks for your help,

A:Free Zonealarm Firewall Blocking After Ms Updates

The culprit is update KB951748.You can uninstall it from Add Remove Programs.The problem appears to be limited to installations that use ZoneAlarm for a firewall. If that's you, here is an elegant solution, pending a more permanent fix from ZA. to LoPhatPhuud in the Comcast Help Forums)From CWH803 in CHF:The ZoneAlarm Forum includes this 07-08-2008 03:47 PM post:"We are investigating the issue with the MS update KB951748. For the time being we suggest you uninstall KB951748 until the issue has been resolved.We will post when we have more informationBest regards,Forum Moderator" From CWH803 in CHF:The ZoneAlarm Forum includes this 07-08-2008 03:47 PM post:"We are investigating the issue with the MS update KB951748. For the time being we suggest you uninstall KB951748 until the issue has been resolved.We will post when we have more informationBest regards,Forum Moderator"There is reason to believe that "resetting the ZA database" via the "reset" function, the manual "reset" method, or the "Clean Re-Install" method does not resolve the issue.See also this ZA Forum post for additional ZA efforts;and this informative DSLReport post from bcastner.

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I just got a new laptop with Windows XP SP2 on it and installed the newest version of the *free* version of ZoneAlarm. Since my last compter was a Windows 98SE machine (which had the old version of ZoneAlarm on it), things are a bit different and I'm uncertain about some new things that popped up...

I am not on a server, and I use dail-up (though I'll start using wireless when I'm somewhere that provides free usage). I have two logons on the laptop (one for me and one for my wife).

1. There are five new things that are listed in the Program Contol section that were not there on my old machine. They are:

Application Layer Gateway Service
File name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\alg.exe
It is marked as "Ask" for Access Trusted & Internet and Server Trusted & Internet

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
File name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
It is marked as "Allow" for Access Trusted & Internet and Server Trusted. But it is marked as "Block" for Server Internet.

Windows Explorer
File name: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
It is marked as "Allow" for Access Trusted & Internet and "Ask" for Server Trusted & Internet.

Service and Controller app
File name: C:\WINDOWS\services.exe
It is marked as "Allow" for Access Trusted & Internet and "Ask" for Server Trusted & Internet.

Windows NT Logon Application
File name: (I just shut down my laptop, so I don't remember...)
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A:Need help with ZoneAlarm Program Control (& also question about MS firewall)

Hi again,

In addition to the above, there are now a bunch more programs listed in Zone Alarm, so I'm getting confused as to what's what (and a bit parnanoid).

Here are the rest of the program listed that I'm unsure of why they're listed:

ATI Desktop Control Panel
atiptaxx.exe (I think I disabled this in msconfig on my old 98SE computer)
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

hp Wireless Assistant Module
HP Wireless Assistant. exe
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

Quick Launch Buttons
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

Recguard Application
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

Userinit Logon Application
Access Trusted: Allow
Access Internet: Allow
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

Zone Alarm Client
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Ask
Server Internet: Ask

Zone Alarm Updating Client
Access Trusted: Ask
Access Internet: Ask
Server Trusted: Block
Server Internet: Block
(I've changed the setting to manually update instead of automatic, since I have dial-up, but this setting remained as is...)

I've made changes to the Windows NT Logon Application setting, to make both the server settings as "deny" (which was recommended to me) . ZoneAlarm gave me a warning about apply... Read more

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I would like to know which free firewall is a better choice..Sygate or Zonealarm. I read that both are good but Sygate does a better job than zonealarm in blocking, but the sygate version that is online is 5.6 and is not updated because it is under Symantec now. Can anyone recommend which one is better to use-should I use the outdated Sygate or Zonealarm that is updated? Or are there better firewall software than those are free to use? Should I use Sygate even though it is outdated? What about the firewall that is built in Windows XP?

A:Solved: Zonealarm vs Sygate vs Windows Firewall

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Got this from another forum.

A friend at another forum I frequent wrote these tips for me to help me
increase the security of my ZoneAlarm Pro firewall, and so I am thinking
that some of you guys might find it usefull as it turns the humble
ZoneAlarm Pro into a force to be reckoned with. Actually, I think it was
written not just for me, but for anyone (newbie or advanced computer
user who hasn't tried this firewall before - but if you already run it
and have yours configured the way you want it then you may not want to
make any changes.

Configuring The Standard Settings

Launch ZoneAlarm Pro and click to highlight the "Overview" tab on the
left hand side . In the pane that appears on the right hand side click
the "Preferences" tab and in the section "Check for updates" check
In the "General" section you can also configure ZoneAlarm to load at
start up which is advisable because this software is your first line
defence against uninvited invasion of your computer by a whole gamult of
virues,trojans,spyware, adware and bots! Virus checking software does
have its place but remember that prevention is always better than cure!

ZoneAlarm Pro's program control is automatically configured. When you
run it for the first time it will ask on behalf of programs installed on
your system for permission to access the Internet. Your Browser will be
the first to request - just tick the "Yes" box and the &quo... Read more

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I just wanted to make a quick report that I can successfully get any version (sku) of ZoneAlarm working well on Windows 8. I have it installed now and it is functioning perfectly.

In case anyone is interested, I can detail the process of how to do so. It is not for the install and simply make it work crowd. It's a bit of a process, you have to do this, that and the other thing, but once it is working, it is set and forget and all is well.

So yup, if anyone is seriously interested, I'll add instructions here by request.

A:Got ZoneAlarm Antivirus/Firewall working on Windows 8

By the way, this version shown is currently in beta from CheckPoint and is free to use for anyone interested. It has Kaspersky Anitvirus built in, like all CheckPoint software with antivirus ability.

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I have one of the Free versions that ZoneAlarm just gave away.

Are there any know issues or incompatibilities with this software now?

I know it didn't play nice with VISTA, so I dumped it in favorer of Online Anchor.. which worked great and I loved.. but OA is not Win7 compatible, so I'm forced to use Windows firewall, which isn't a major concern as I also use a Modem/Router with firewall, so it like wearing my pants with both belt and suspenders.. but it lets me sleep well at night.

Any feedback will be appreciated.


A:ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free - Any Problems with Win7?

Never used it; use Microsoft Security Essentials. Haven't heard or read anything bad at this point, so the best I can say is give it a try, and post back and let other members know how it worked out. Good luck.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (courtesy of a new laptop) and I've experienced a Metropolitan Police virus, really awful.

I managed to track down the cause of the infection and have removed it, run various scans and my machine is clean. However, I'm seriously considering formatting the drive and starting afresh.

Over and above this, I'm considering possibly changing firewalls to something more industrial strength. For my purposes - home use primarily with no file-sharing applications - would the Windows Firewall be sufficient?

Thank you.

A:Is the Windows Firewall sufficient or should I use ZoneAlarm or equiv?

Most here would tell you it is sufficient.

The tone of your post ("something more industrial strength") implies that you are suspicious of the built-in firewall.

So, why live with that? Particularly since you have apparently become infected after using the built-in firewall.

Even if most people tell you the built-in firewall is sufficient, your suspicions will likely remain.

There are numerous alternatives.

I'm not saying an alternative will be more protective, but you will likely feel better about your protection---which is at least equally important. It's nice to feel safe, even when you aren't.

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I was trying to upload a video on youtube (about 60MB) but when it reaches 80-83% it stops and my internet stops and computer needs to be turned of by pressing te on/off button.

I think its my firewall. firewall is zonealarm security suite. PLZ help?

A:Youtube upload blocked by zonealarm firewall

Turn off Zone Alarm and try it.

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I wanted to get a firewall program for my laptop and I'm currently using a 30 day free trial version of Zone Alarm. But I also know there are other similar programs out there like Black Ice and McAfee. I have heard that some are more "user friendly" than others, but I can pretty much work with anything. Does anyone have any personal recommendations any one of these firewall programs or generally which program the computer industry relies on most? I'm guessing that they're all pretty much the same, just not really too sure...Thanks

A:Which Firewall program to use..BlackIce, zonealarm, mcafee etc

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Upgraded FF from 43.xx to 47.xx, because it was bugging me. My firewall, good old ZoneAlarm, which has happily gone through every FF upgrade for years, has suddenly decided to not recognize the new version.

Didn't get a 'this program has changed' prompt after the upgrade and a reboot, and at this point, if ZA is on, Firefox flat does not work; it won't pull a connection and the firewall doesn't recognize that it's trying. I've manually removed the Firefox entries from ZA's program list, and it still isn't picking them up. Manually added firefox.exe and the plugin container to the list with all green allows, nothing.

And yet, the instant I disable ZA, everything works. Google and the FF KB have been spectacularly useless, and the only thing that even sounds remotely plausible is from the ZoneAlarm support forums like five years ago; removing the ZA database in safe mode and forcing it to rebuild a clean allow/deny list.

Anyone have -any- other thoughts before I go through with this?

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I can't seem to configure ZoneAlarm 7 to allow incoming connections, using utorrent.

I was using PC-Cillin before this and had the same problem. The thing is, before using PC-Cillin I was using ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6 and had no problems at all.

At the time I'd allow utorrent full access to the "Internet Zone" and "Trusted Zone" on "Program Control" and everything was set. Now, as I'm using the basic ZoneAlarm Firewall (v7) side by side with Kaspersky Antivirus, I'm having problems.

As before, utorrent has full access to the "Internet Zone" and "Trusted Zone". However, when using utorrent the firewall is reporting many blocked access attempts on inbound data.

I've noticed that in "Program Control", the setting is at "Medium". This means "Programs must ask for Internet Access and server rights." This is what I would have had it set at, when using ZoneAlarm Security Suite 6. However, when I have brought the slide down to "Low" setting which means "Program is in learning mode", utorrent has increased speeds.
The firewall however still reports many blocked access attempts.

In "Alerts and Logs" I can see many IP address's trying to send packets via TCP and UDP through my chosen port, but they're blocked EVERY time
I can't see anywhere on ZoneAlarm how to allow incoming connections through my chosen port... Read more

A:Having trouble configuring the new ZoneAlarm Firewall (v7) with

I think I've found my problem guys! From the uTorrent Forum website I found this:

It's a printscreen of someone's Azureus client showing the same problem as I have.

In fact if you guys have time to spread the word at this link it discusses my problem:

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How is the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall these days ? is it worth to try it ? Can't find any real test recent.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall - Personal Computer Firewall Software

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall free these days? Is it worth trying it?

I used it half a year ago on max settings for several days or weeks. It worked OK bundled with some other security progs. I like it has a module monitoring programs. I think I'll try it this year again.

I'd like to look at recent tests too.

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I once tried using ZoneAlarm free and Avast on a Windows98 computer. It worked well but I haven't used it long enough to be sure.

I now have a chance to try ZoneAlarm free and Avast free on Windows2000 computer.
I'm uninstalling McAffee firewall and on-access scan (hope it does not leave traces!)

I intend to take the latest Avast, and ZA 6.5.714 (not 722 which is current, but has some issues with the hosts file). There is also Pest Patrol running as resident on this computer, a corporate version, not the one from CA.

I will be using Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D on demand.

Any suggestions? advice? golden thoughts on the mix and installation?

A:Do Zonealarm Firewall And Avast Free Coexist Well?

That should work fine. I would include the following free programs to help prevent spyware, homepage hijacking and increase your browser security:? SpywareGuard? SpywareBlaster? IE-SPYADAnd use Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 as a stand-alone scanner to supplement your anti-virus program.Ewido Install and Scan Instructions

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I got ZoneAlarm Free Firewall on my computer at work, and I am really happy with it. I like that it is easy to use and works with the company imposed antivirus software.

I am thinking up upgrading to ZoneAlarm Pro firewall for my home computer. Pro also comes with identity theft and anti-spyware protection for $30 usd, but I have a couple of questions:

1) Does Zonealarm or Zonealarm PRo create any issues with Bit-Torrent?

2) I really like zonealarm, but do you think the Pro is a good value?

3) How good is their identity theft protection, has anyone used it?

A:Zonealarm Pro firewall - does it create issues with bit-torrent?

Well we can't help with no. 1 as we don't assist with P2P related questions as you will see in the site rules.

But since you asked other questions, I will leave the thread open with a reminder to those replying that they must abide by the rules as well. Thanks for understanding.

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I have ZoneAlarm Extreme Anti-virus/Anti-spyware. This software includes firewall security.

I keep getting Windows Security Alerts, telling me to turn Windows Firewall on. I don't want to do this, because I already have ZoneAlarm Firewall enabled. Why wont Windows Security Center detect the ZoneAlarm Firewall?

Also, Windows Security Center is telling me that "ZoneAlarm Extreme Anti-virus is on, but is reporting its status to Windows Security in a format that is no longer supported. Use the program's automatic updating feature, or contact the program manufacturer for an updated version".

Now, I already updated everything. What's wrong?

Btw, I am using the 15-day trial for ZoneAlarm Extreme Anti-virus/Anti-spyware. Is this software any good, or do I have better options? If so, exactly what should I download?

Thanks a lot!

A:Windows Security Center is not detecting ZoneAlarm Firewall

Hello zahid,
Did your computer come with an Anti Virus prog preinstalled?
If so what was it called & how did you remove it?
Have you a router firewall?

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ZoneAlarm Free v.
New: Security Toolbar One-Click uninstall.
Fixed: Added logic so that Toolbar is not installed in Internet Explorer 11.
The Changelogs are posted here.

Download (ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall)
Download (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)


A:ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall Version: released:

Hi Littlebits. Your post prompted me to read user reviews for ZoneAlarm. The toolbar fix may rectify the most common complaint expressed by users. Since we use Bitdefender Free, Malwarebytes, Zemana Anti-logger, & Windows Firewall for our Windows 8.1 system, I wanted to ask: 1) What are your thoughts on ZoneAlarm? ..and 2) Do you see weaknesses in this, our computer's (freeware) armor?

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Thank you in advance for your replies.

I got this log report from ZoneAlarm Firewall log. I just installed ZoneAlarm Firewall and CNET TechTracker so I do not know what I am doing.

I am being continually invaded daily by trojans using Windows Firewall so I added ZoneAlarm Firewall.

I am running XP SP3. I think is the address of my router, not sure.

When I tried to update programs on my computer using CNET Tech Tracker, only one of the 30 plus programs would update. From the report below, is there a reason why programs will not update from CNET TechTracker?

Do I need to adjust a setting to make ZoneAlarm Firewall/CNET Tech Tracker more functional?

The log report is below...

ZoneAlarm Logging Client v10.1.065.000
Windows XP-5.1.2600-Service Pack 3-SMP
type,date,time,source,destination,transport (Security)
type,date,time,virus name,file name,mode,e-mail id (Anti-Virus)
type,date,time,source,destination,action,service (IM Security)
type,date,time,source,destination,program,action (Malicious Code Protection)
type,date,time,action,product,file,event,subevent,class,data,data,... (OSFirewall)
type,date,time,name,type,mode (Anti-Spyware)
PE,2011/12/20,09:58:30 -7:00 GMT,mysqld-nt.exe,C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe,,N/A,
PE,2011/12/20,09:58:30 -7:00 GMT,Apache HTTP Server,C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe,0... Read more

A:Interpretation Of ZoneAlarm Firewall Report And Tech Tracker

If you are really worried about the trojans i would intall bit defender security. The ZoneAlarm firewall is a bit out of date. Having said this there does not apear to be anything wrong with the report. All the port numbers are relatively low suggesting every day items.

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Is it ok to run both? Or do they conflict?

A:Solved: Windows Firewall and Zonealarm running at the same time

You should not run both. Zone Alarm is better because it has two protection so you should use that and turn off the XP one.

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Welcome to my Illustrated Guide to Installing ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, using a Custom installation you can avoid the bundled toolbars and offers.

Before I start - the default web installer offered by ZoneAlarm's website.

STEP 1 : Find the Custom Install option

Located BELOW the Yellow Quick Install, is the Custom Install (It's blue font on a dark blue background)

STEP 2 : On the License Agreement Screen

1. Do NOT check the boxes for ZoneAlarm Search.
2. Do NOT click on Agree.

Question: What happens if I click on Agree without check-marking the boxes?​

Do NOT check the boxes for ZoneAlarm Search

If this smaller window appears, click on Cancel to go back.

It will return you to the License Agreement Screen, where you can skip these offers.​
3. Click on Skip All Offers (It's blue font on dark blue background)

STEP 3 : Setting up Application Control Mode

Users can set to Auto-Learn (recommended for non-infected computers)
For more advanced users, you may choose to opt for Max Security for fine-tuned application control.
Choose one that suits you best and click on Next (Yellow button). The download of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall will resume.


A:Illustrated Guide - ZoneAlarm Free Firewall without Toolbars

Thanks for the illustrated guide,helpful indeed!!

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I am kinda worried of all this "NetBIOS" thing being reported in the Alert Log. It happens about every minute for 6 to 7 mins before before suddenly silenced. I did an updated virus scan but found nothing.

At first I thought it was sort of a 'heartbeat' from the ISP to check if my PC is still connected (and those were blocked by ZoneAlarm) because after not using the internet for sometime, it says I am working Offline.

But the catch is that all this NetBIOS activity happens only between 2pm to 6pm GMT, 10pm to 2am in Singapore, and it sporatically happens for a short period of time before nothing else is reported.

I don't use a public computer, but a home PC connected to a wireless internet router via LAN. Wireless so that it can transmit an internet connection to my family's laptops.

I am still a computer newbie, so I know nothing of the complicated stuff of 'whatyacallit'. I just follow the manual and somehow it work.

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall keeps reporting activity related to NetBIOS

Well what you could do is remove NetBios support in the network properties since it is not necessary to have.

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I am rather extreme when it comes to privacy. If you are also and use Windows XP Service Pack 2, this post is for you.

I installed ZoneAlarm Privacy Suite about a week ago. By default I use Mozilla Firefox, but for Window's Update, I use IE.

I have set ZoneAlarm by default to block all cookies, ads, and mobile code. I edit the settings on a per site basis, and then have all cookies expire at the end of the session. When you edit the settings, ZoneAlarm will remember them and you won't have to edit them for that site again.

For Window's Update, you DO NOT have to add it to the trusted site as their website instructs. For the Window's update to work, set ZoneAlarm so that a green check mark appears in the Mobile Code column for in the site list under the privacy tab.

Your Internet Options in IE in the Internet Zone should have disable checked for unsigned ActiveX, and ActiveX marked as unsafe.

Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins I have set to prompt. Note that my computer is a stand-alone. If you have a house network, you may wish to check "Administrator Approved." ActiveX marked as safe I have set to enable.

I have also enabled automatic prompting for activeX controls. If all the questions drive you buggy, I suppose you could set this to disable, but if you are worried about something being installed on your computer that shouldn't be, click enable just to be on the safe side.

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ZoneAlarm free firewall fails the ping request part of the GRC Shields Up common ports test. When I used to use Comodo firewall it passed it, although Online Armor didn't.

Is a firewall failing this part of the test anything to worry about, and can ZoneAlarm be configured to pass it? Security settings are on high.

A:ZoneAlarm Firewall fails Shields Up ping request

If you are behind NAT router then leak\ping tests will give erroneous results.

You must setup a LAN with another computer behind the NAT router - and use the other computer - to accurately leak test the system you wish to "test" - or - you can set up port-forwarding from your NAT router to your PC.

Leak tests always cause confusion because how to set up your system to accurately test is not explained.

Leak tests are a waste of time... most of them are obsolete since they have not been updated in many years. Even if they were updated regularly, I do not see much value since, as I said, proper instructions are never provided.

Leak test results are not something the typical user should fret over... really.

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I think it is.. I love Zonealarm.. the free one.... I tried to install it on my friend's dad's computer but It keeps zapping and bringing me to the Blue Screen Error Message page.. so I have to restart it manually (pulling the plug) I think it's because it's running another firewall....

I think he has Comcast or something like that.. it's Cable.. I don't think it's great because i think it lets other programs enter.. Zonealarm tells me When a program (even a safe one like firefox) wants to enter my computer.. but I don't want to mess with someone eles's computer without asking you experts first........... It was built into his browser....

??? thank you..........

A:Question.. Is zonealarm better than a built in High Speed Cable firewall?

Uninstall ZoneAlarm and see if the blue screen stops occuring. Is your friend's dad running Vista? If so you can go to Control Panel > Security Centre and see if he has another firewall running. Windows XP's Security Center may also list the firewalls in use too, but I dont remember.

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What do you think of Windows own firewall? Does it also stop outbound connections?

What is it like compared to Zone Alarm? Is ZA in itself any good?

Also, is there a tool similar to ZA's internet lock where you can temporarily enable / disable internet access?

A:Windows Firewall or ZoneAlarm Free and stop internet access?

Personally speaking I have never bothered with software firewalls. I've always used the Windows one and the hardware firewall included in your router.

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I just downloaded the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall. I knew I'd have to let it change my search engine and allow Chrome to be installed, but had read these changes were easily removed. I uninstalled the Chrome and reset the Firefox seach bar to use Google, no problem. But although Firefox starts with as wanted, each time I use a tab to open another Firefox page, those new pages have the ZoneAlarm  search engine in the adress bar and in the middle of the page search box, and the Google search engine in the upper right search box.
Does anyone know how to get ZoneAlarm search to go away?

A:ZoneAlarm firewall download changed my Firefox search engine choice

1.  In addressbar (no quotes): "about:config"
2.  Click Enter
3.  Search for (no quotes): "browser.newtab.url"
4.  Double click on #3.
5.  Enter your desired URL.
6.  Press Enter.
7.  Click Home Icon.
8.  You're done.

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I have a WEP 128 with 2 desktops and 2 laptops, all with Zonealarm installed, and connected to the Orange Livebox router, by wireless.

On 1 laptop, I have a printer connected and have enabled it for Printer Sharing. I also have shared documents on each of them which I have allowed access. If I disable ZoneAlarm I can access the workgroup, \\MSHOME.

Otherwise, I can't. I have to turn Zonealarm off.

I have tried:
Allowing the IP range of to the trusted zone... doesn't work.

Any one have any ideas?


A:Sharing printer files over Orange Wireless Network and Zonealarm firewall

PING is a useless test for this condition.

I'll refer you to a Vista Page, but everything except the Public vs Private comments
apply to ALL Windows systems.

For firewall control, you need special ports to be allowed, but only for YOUR lan addresses.

IF your lan is thru, then


allow TCP/UDP in src iprange ports 135-139,445
allow TCP/UDP out dest iprange ports 135-139,445
allow UDP in src iprange port 631
allow UDP out dest iprange port 631

the first two are file sharing and will work for Mac, Linux and Windows,
the last two remote print spooling

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I was trying to install an HP Printer. It would not install. I called HP and an HP Tech accessed my computer remotely. He pulled up a bunch of error and stopped working messages. He said my computer was about to crash. He wanted a ton of money to fix it. I have no money, so here I am. I have attached a summary of my computer. I am really computer stupid so any help I can get will be truly appreciated.
Annette Manaclay

A:[SOLVED] Error messages and stopped working messages, Windows 7

I don't know where to begin. Let's start be deleting all old versions of Java in your control panel and updating at: Java + You
Also, stop using ToolWiz and Optimizer Pro These Registry Cleaners cause the kind of problems you're experiencing.

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I installed ZoneAlarm free version several days back and got this alert from ZoneAlarm a few days later:

ZoneAlarm Security Alert
The firewall has blocked Internet access to ( (TCP Port 445) from your computer [TCP Flags: S]

All local IPs are in the range, including the "Carol" computer.

I did a little research via Google and came up with the following text on a web page. I used those instructions and the alert came back today with the same IP number. The first alert was several days ago. By the way, Windows Updates is disabled and I have manually done none since following the below instructions:
You receive an alert from ZoneAlarm SiteAdvisor as follows:

The firewall has blocked Internet access to ( (HTTP) from your computer (TCP Flags: S)

Why this alert:

Windows Update has updated (changed) the files used for networking and internet access and ZA does not recognize the new files. The file names and locations may match; but, the new file sizes and checksums don't.

To solve this, just reset the ZA database:

- Boot your computer into the Safe Mode.
- Navigate to the c:\windows\internet logs folder.
- Delete backup.rdb, iamdb.rdb, *.ldb and the tvDebug files.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Reboot to Normal Mode. You may see a 'new network found' alert. Set it to "Trusted". Then do as follows:

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A:ZoneAlarm "The firewall has blocked Internet access to"

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In the latest Avast How do you turn off Firewall messages ?

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Recently when my friend turn on her computer, a pop up came up that I'm assuming is her zonealarm. if you look at the pictures below it'll show you the problems then when she tried to uninstall it, another pop up came up(the one titled "problem") ever since then, she cannot right click without getting another pop up, she also can't uninstall the program.. nor can he use his internet explorer now... can someone please tell me what is wrong with the computer? they did spyware/adware scans all ready and removed them all and nothing happened


A:Zonealarm error

Look over here.

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