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Firefox 2.0 and ZA Free Version "Trusted Zone"

by ACSponge / November 20, 2006 7:34 AM PST

Microsoft XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Firefox 2.0
ZoneAlarm version:6.5.737.000 (it's the free one)
Windows Firewall is OFF

I just downloaded and installed Firefox 2.0. While a loyal Firefox user I have been reluctant to upgrade.

Now, when I start Firefox, Zone Alarm forces me to click "Allow" when Firefox is trying to access the trusted zone.

Is this a big deal? Is this a security breach in my system? Is there anyway to prevent Firefox 2.0 from needing to access the trusted zone?

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(NT) mine never asks
by Mark5019 / November 20, 2006 8:31 AM PST
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reply to: Firefox 2.0 and ZA Free
by caktus / November 20, 2006 3:21 PM PST

Not a problem if you are accessing a site that is listed in you Trusted Zone e.g. Tools > Internet options > Security > Trusted zone > Sites.

Also, does ZA offer you an opportunity te select "Remember my choice" or something to that effect?

Also, you might go to ZA > Program control > beside Fire Fox select all green check marks.

Even if none of this helps, as long as you are deliberately accessing the site in your Trusted zone it's not a security problem.

Hope this helps. If not post in the Viruses & security alerts forum or the Zone Labs User Forum

Hope this helps.


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ZA Permissions
by mart44 / November 20, 2006 6:47 PM PST

I think it normal to allow Firefox trusted access in ZoneAlarm. I don't use ZA these days but recall that it always had three green ticks:

Under 'Access' Trusted and Internet.
Under 'Server' Trusted.

Server rights for 'Internet' were denied, although many say full permission should be granted since Firefox is a trusted application.

Server rights should at least be given to 'Trusted' or the loopback will be affected. See in this page: Firefox and Mozilla Suite use a loopback connection which is required for SSL. Check your firewall settings to make sure you have not blocked incoming connections to Firefox or Mozilla Suite.

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Thanks for the help guys
by ACSponge / November 21, 2006 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: ZA Permissions

For some reason Zone Alarm stopped prompting me to allow Firefox 2.0 to access the trusted zone once I ran ccleaner.

Aside from that, I had never seen the feature in ZA that shows which programs have access to the internet. It was very interesting to see some of the garbage I had once allowed on my machine.

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