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ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010 free today.

Q: ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010 free today.

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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ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free - 24 Hour Promo

The good:
3 user license for ZoneAlarm Pro firewall for one year free (normal value: $39.95)

The bad:
Credit Card or Debit Card required; auto renew unless you opt out during checkout

A:ZoneAlarm Pro free today only!

Thanks. Just grabbed my copy.

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I have not tried it, but free is always good

ZoneAlarm ForceField is a new security utility that promises bulletproof protection against browser-related threats. It normally sells for $29.95, but Check Point Software is offering it absolutely free, today only, as part of a Patch Tuesday promotion.

The software relies on a technique called "virtual browsing" to protect your PC against unauthorized downloads, malware installations, phishers, keyloggers, and the like. It also promises total privacy by erasing the (virtual) browser's cache, cookies, history, and passwords. According to Check Point, the program won't interfere with any existing security software you might already have.

ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more.

A:FREE ZoneAlarm ForceField Today only - 08/12/08

Lol yeah. Free. For 1 year. And it is bloated as all get out.

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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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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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ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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October 18, 2009

Returnil Virtual System 2010 uses combination of antivirus, antimalware and a virtual system to protect your computer from all types of viruses and other malicious threats. The success of a product not only depends on its features and performance, but also on ease of installation. Upon installation, RVS automatically scans the system for viruses and other malicious software, which is essential for a safe and secure virtual environment.

Once the system has been confirmed to be free from malware, RVS 2010 clones (copies) your operating system and runs the cloned copy in a virtual system, allowing you to run applications in a completely isolated environment, rather than using the real operating system. Therefore, all activity, malicious or otherwise, will happen in the virtual environment, not in the real PC. If the PC is attacked or gets infected, simply restart your PC to erase all malicious changes that may have been installed on the virtual system. After restart, the system will be restored to its original state, as if nothing ever happened.

A:Returnil Virtual System 2010 - Free Today

Doesn't that resemble Try and decide from Acronis?

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System Upgrade Utilities 2010 Easily change from Windows? XP/Vista to Windows 7 using Paragon System Upgrade Utilities 2010. With our leading-edge technology, you can move effortless to the latest operating system. Decide how long you want to keep your existing Windows system, and which applications and files you want to migrate to Windows  
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Free download at Offer valid until midnight today, April 21st, Pacific Daylight Time (9AM tomorrow CET).

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A:System Upgrade Utilities 2010 for free (only today)

Thanks for the link Kari... This should help a lot of people!!

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October 18, 2009

Returnil Virtual System 2010 uses combination of antivirus, antimalware and a virtual system to protect your computer from all types of viruses and other malicious threats. The success of a product not only depends on its features and performance, but also on ease of installation. Upon installation, RVS automatically scans the system for viruses and other malicious software, which is essential for a safe and secure virtual environment.

Once the system has been confirmed to be free from malware, RVS 2010 clones (copies) your operating system and runs the cloned copy in a virtual system, allowing you to run applications in a completely isolated environment, rather than using the real operating system. Therefore, all activity, malicious or otherwise, will happen in the virtual environment, not in the real PC. If the PC is attacked or gets infected, simply restart your PC to erase all malicious changes that may have been installed on the virtual system. After restart, the system will be restored to its original state, as if nothing ever happened.

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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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December 2, 2009 - Today Only

Special offer for GAOTD users! Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition - English-version offers more safety to all your important data including videos, images, music files, documents and applications. Find other extra features onboard this toolkit along with a Windows 7 and 64-bit Operating Systems support.

What we offer:

- Complete set of features for entire disk imaging and file Backup;
- Backup to any destination: Including local mounted/un-mounted partitions, external storage locations, CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, network shares, FTP as well as a secured hidden partition on your local drive (Paragon Backup Capsule);
- Smart Backup options for headache-free security, so you can backup exactly what you need and with the best backup method, chosen automatically depending on the data to protect;
- Professional recovery tools;
- Useful extras: boot corrector, simple partitioning and more.

What?s new in 2010 Special Edition comparing to Drive Backup 9.0 Personal?

- Windows 7 support;
- Smart Backup Wizard ? backup exactly what you need: the whole system, e-mail databases (MS Outlook, Express, Windows Mail) media files or office documents of the My Documents folder, or any other files and folders in a few mouse clicks;
- Selective Restore to easily extract files and folders from a backup image with the - Restore Wizard without the need to restore the whole image;
- Schedule File backup ? you can start the File Backup Wizard with the preset schedu... Read more

A:Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Ed. - Free Today

Paragon is very good for servers or situations where you have to make frequent backups. The writing of differential backups is extremely fast (in my test just a couple of minutes). But as usual with those advanced programs, you need to do some learning. To purchase it is pretty expensive - $80 last time I looked. The product key for my last free version that I won in a contest expired after some time. So you may expect the same with this freebie.

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Starting today (3/5/10), consumers who purchase and activate Office 2007 will be able to download Office 2010 at no additional cost when it becomes available in June 2010.

All you need to be eligible for this program ? Office 2010 Technology Guarantee ? is the following:Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
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The Office 2010 Technology Guarantee will be fulfilled online, via download, at no additional cost.


A:Buy Office 2007 Today, Get Office 2010 Free

BOB SAGET!!!!!!!!!!!!! I activated myn last week

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I'm getting a massive amount of alerts in ZoneAlarm today, like maybe a steady 5 per minute, or something like that. Just wondering if anyone knows if anything is up on the internet that might be causing this. They are all the same alert, coming from different IP addresses.

Here is the message:

The firewall has blocked Internet access to your computer (TCP Port 1214) from (TCP Port 4776) [TCP Flags: S].

the IP address is always different, and so the is TCP port in ()'s, the first TCP port number is aways 1214.

Anyone know anything about this?

A:Ton of ZoneAlarm Alerts today

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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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Infection began 06-21-2010 while on Facebook using Farmville Application. Resulting in no internet connection in normal boot. All attempts to open IE resulted in a page displaying "Internet Explorer Warning ? visiting this web site may harm your computer" There was no name security software but all showed a link to The links took me no where. Additionally pc extremely slow and would not launch Adaware and a number of other applications. I was able to connect in safe mode with networking. I work in the IT field and have dealt with many trojan/virus/other issues for years. I have been reading your forums for the last week and today ran Combofix as the last resort. Prior to running ComboFix I ran Malwarebytes/Super AntiSpyware/Spy Bot S&D/SmitFraudFix and many others. All removed various items. Prior to running ComboFix today all scanned and reported clear of infection. Kudos to those who developed the ComboFix tool. I am now able to connect and at first glimpse the pc is running great. I would appreciate someone looking at my ComboFix log in hopes of finding out if all issues are resolved. I also would be interested in actually identifying the infection. I do have HJT logs prior to ComboFix and after if they would help. I also have the logs from multiple scans over the last week. Please just ask. Again Thank you for the WONDERFUL tool and site and I am very interested in your comments regarding the log. Much Appreciated!!ComboFix 10-06-25.... Read more

A:Infected 6-21-2010 Just getting reconnected today 06-25-2010

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I currently use ZA Free 7.0.302, but due to the size of it (since the Pro stuff is just turned off) and it possibly acting weird, I was going to use ZA Free 6.5.737 on my replacement laptop coming up instead. Then Comodo Free FirewallVersion 2.4 was recommended to me. But then I saw that it supposedly has a vulnerability that won't be fixed until the next version (if that even).I also see that it says "after downloading and installing the firewall, just register with us and you will be sent a free license. After activation, this license will never expire." -- so what information do you have to provide to register? This firewall stuff kind of makes my head spin since I'm no expert, but I'm trying to decide what I should go with between these two on my replacement laptop. Opinions with explanations understandable by a non-expert are appreciated! I am also considering buying the AVG Internet Security, which seems to include a Firewall. How does that one measure up? I'll have Windows XP Pro, I use Firefox for all internet browsing (except for Windows Updates and the occasional Office Updates), and I have dial-up. Some A/V, antispyware, etc. programs I plan on using are: SpyBot, Ad-Aware SE Free, AVG A/V Free, AVG Antispyware Free, and maybe Comodo BOClean Anti-Malware Version 4.24 and SpywareBlaster. Thanks for the help/opinions!

A:Comodo Free Firewallversion 2.4 Vs. Zonealarm Free 6.5.737

The only thing you have to provide is your email address. If you don't want any offers from Comodo, make sure the the box underneath is ticked. I think it says something along the lines of tick this box if you do not want to receive any other offers from Comodo.The programs you have mentioned will create no problems as i can see, although you should ensure that the WIndows default fire is turned off when using another firewall. To turn off Windows Firewall, click start>run and type in firewall.cpl then click OK. Click on the circle next to Off(not recommended) then OK.Don't worry, using any firewall other the Windows one is preferable, as Windows only protects you from incoming threats, not outgoing threats!About the vulnerability, there will always be one, no matter what firewall you use, as hijackers and other computer bad guys come up with new tactics....but Comodo has worked fine for me and has even alerted me to the fact i have IRCbot (a backdoor trojan/worm)!!!But about which firewall is better, i don't know. I can't say so because i haven't used the AVG firewall. Although i would expect Comodo to be better, based on the fact that AVG is mainly an anti-virus program, and would therefore concentrate on the virus side of things. That is exactly why i do not use the Trend Micro firewall i have.I love Mozilla add-ons, they make me feel safe.......try the add-on found here that heps protect you against keyloggers which basically see what you type and can s... Read more

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 have windows XP service pack3 and I use the free zonealarm firewall. I got a message on screen to update cliked on update now and all that happened was that my browser (firefox) opened and just below all the bars at the top another bar opened top left with a za exe file but nothing further happened, not for want of clicking.I then tried to download the lateest version of free zonealarm from the majorgeeks website, clicked on downloadnow but apart from the screen going black for a fraction of a second nothing happened and I was back on the same screen with the downloadnow button. What am I doing wrong ? How do I overcome this and get the most upto date version ?

A:Free zonealarm

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since installing zonealarm free 6.5 my internet connection drops soon after logging on. when i turn off zonealarm i have no problem with my browser or the internet connection. i would like to continue to use zonealarm but will not as long as this issue continues. can anyone tell me if it is a configuration issue or am i just out of luck?

A:zonealarm 6.5 free

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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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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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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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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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As the topic suggests what is better?

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ZoneAlarm ForceField valid for free only from 8/12/08, 6 am to 08/13/08, 6 am PST. For one computer. ForceField?Virtualized Browser SecurityBank, shop, and browse the Web safely and privately.ZoneAlarm ForceField provides a protective layer around your browser, shielding you from drive-by downloads, browser exploits, phishing attempts, spyware and keyloggers. So your passwords, your confidential information, and your financial data remain protected.Nothing else protects you like ZoneAlarm ForceField. What is virtual browsing? * ? Block unauthorized downloads and malicious software installations * ? Protect your identity by blocking phishers and stopping keyloggers * ? Browse the internet in complete privacy?erases all cache, cookies, history and passwords * ? Run it with your existing security software?it's fast, lightweight, and easy to use

A:Zonealarm Forcefield - Free

Looks like a good product, thanks for sharing.

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I have just bought an HP laptop with Vista. Nortons security trial was pre-installed which I deleted from Ad/Remove. I then tried to install ZoneAlarm Free - i downloaded it and put it on disc on my main computer, and then inserted the disc into the laptop, but as soon as i double clicked the icon, it said 'setup was unable to find teh msi package or patch. redirect zonealarm ...'

How do I install this?

I installed Avast with no problem, and I am now running the Vista Firewall - is this safe to use in the meantime?

Also, if all else fails, is there another free firewall that you recommend if i cannot use Zonealarm?

A:need help installing ZoneAlarm free

A couple suggestions:1 - the norton trial security needs to be removed by using the Norton removal tool. Using ADD/REMOVE doesn't remove norton completely, leaving files and registry entries behind that conflict with other installations of security software - setup was unable to find teh msi package or patch. redirect zonealarm .. this is an indicator of a bad download. Zone alarm, I believe, still recommends their products be download using Internet explorer browser3 - any reason you're not doing a direct download onto the laptop?4 - Vista 32 bit or 64 bit?

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A:Get ZoneAlarm Pro for Free Next Tuesday

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A couple of weeks ago I was prompted to download a new version of ZoneAlarm, and I must have accidentally downloaded the non-free version because it's telling me about the impending end of my trial.

To go back to the free version do I just have to uninstall this version and start over, or is there another way?

A:Going back to the free ZoneAlarm

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ZoneAlarm Update is now available. If you do not receive a notification here is a link. This update is for the free version of Zone Alarm.ZoneAlarm UpdateThere is also a NEW Free ZoneAlarm Support Center And a NEW Free Online Spyware Detector

A:Free ZoneAlarm Users:

Scarlett have you tried the spyware scanner?

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I have Windows XP Service Pack 1. I have been using ZoneAlarm Free since 2 June 2005 and upgraded to ZoneAlarm Free version 6.0.677.000 on 19 September 2005. I have been using without having any problems. But for the last two days, I'm not able to open web pages if it is active. I can successfully ping my ISPs gateway and perform telnet logins,
but not accesss web pages. NO settings of ZoneAlarm were changed (I checked
this up) and the default gateway and DNS address of my ISP are same. I have a
static IP. If I shutdown ZA, then everything works smoothly, but I don't want to
stay unprotected.

A:Problem with ZoneAlarm Free

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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

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Hi, know that Windows XP firewall is virtually non-existant for data going out, as opposed to being good for blocking threats coming in. I was debating putting the free Zonealarm on to counter out-going threats, but looking through the list of problems posted here, I am wondering if I might be asking for trouble.

I don't want to open a can of worms. Does anybody know of another freebee I can download that is, very possibly, safer and can cause less hassles?
Herb Kugel

A:[SOLVED] Free Zonealarm

I haven't read the probs people have with Free Zonealarm . I would like to say I have never had any trouble with it when setting it up on any machine. When it is first installed and you open a programme that wants to access the Internet it simply opens a box and tells you what programme is requesting access. You then select allow or not . Why don't you just try it?( There is probably 2 or 3 million other users out there).
p.s. I have installed it on at least 250 machines.

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I received an email from ZoneAlarm that said I will not be protected from Blackworm if I'm using the FREE version of ZoneAlarm. I DO use the FREE version. Is this something I need to worry about or just THEM trying to get me to buy?

A:Free ZoneAlarm and Blackworm

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I have installed zonealarm free edition. That was 3 days ago. Since then i have had 6753 and counting intrusions blocked via inboud protection. Is this a normal amount? Just wanted to ask.

Thanks for views and replies.

A:Question about Zonealarm free..

my firewall says it blocked 1286 attacks in 7 days, so I'd say your number is high?

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You can read about and download it from here.

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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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When I click on it just to see what it recommended I was shocked.

The program that it tries to get you to download is an online downloader for iolo System Mechanics.

Not even a product by ZoneAlarm.

I wished there was a way to block these ads!!


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I just installed Zonealarm Free, after finally deep sixing all of Norton Systemworks 2004 except Norton Password Manager. Yeaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

I use MS Outlook Express as my e-mail "reader" since I have multiple business e-mail addresses at hotmail, and OE simplifies the task of collecting all my new mail in one step. I really, really do NOT want to change either the e-mail addresses or using OE to read them!

But now, when I start OE, ZA gives me an internet warning for a program called msmsgs.exe. It says that program is trying to access the internet, and then a second warning, that it's trying to act as a server.

I've "allow"ed that both times it's happened. Is that the right thing to do?

I really don't want to screw up OE by "deny"ing it, but if that's all right, my inclination in general is to prevent most internet contacts...



A:Zonealarm Free and Outlook Express

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