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Conflict issues of zonealarm with Avast4.7!!

by mav211 / April 9, 2007 9:06 PM PDT

Have just started using Avast 4.7 home edition!! so far its proved very effective. I was wondering shd i install a firewall for additional protection... and if i shd what wd be the best. Have heard of conflict issues of Zone Alarm.Wd u guys recommend comodo or ZA?
# Another doubt..wd i need a spyware remover or would the Avast look after all that too?

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Correction
by mav211 / April 9, 2007 9:15 PM PDT

Oh and its a Win XP platform! i use !!

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Conflict
by Donna Buenaventura / April 9, 2007 9:32 PM PDT

If the ZA free is a trial for # of days (then will turn free after # days), it might conflict or will not install if it detected you have existing antivirus software.

If it's not trial turning free then it should not be a problem in using ZA free with Avast antivirus.

Let us here from ZA users Happy

Comodo is one of the good firewall software. It's a rule-based firewall and also free.

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tx!
by mav211 / April 9, 2007 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Conflict

tx Donna..it was a trial pack of ZA i was thinking of going in for..now i think comodo seems better!!
oh and wd i nd a spyware remover in addition to Avast or cd i trust Avast to do the job for me?

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Everyone need antispyware scanner :)
by Donna Buenaventura / April 9, 2007 9:47 PM PDT
In reply to: tx!

Avast is designed to detect antivirus. It may or may not detect spyware so it's best for us to have dedicated antispyware scanner/protection.

Spybot S&D, Ad-aware SE, Windows Defender, SUPERAntispyware are among the widely-used. You can check other antispyware program but ensure it's not rouge product:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

If you find antispyware interesting, search the above page for the name or in http://www.malwarebytes.org/database.php
If it's listed, read why it is in the list of rogue.

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Tx Donna!!
by mav211 / April 9, 2007 10:26 PM PDT

That site was a huge hepl Donna!! Tx for ur help !! Happy

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zonealarm and avast conflict
by whitty / April 9, 2007 11:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Tx Donna!!

I use za free 6.5.737 and avast and have not had any problem whatsoever.

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