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Problem With Zone Alarm

Hi People,
I have used Zone Alarm for many years now, and never had this problem with it:
I erased and started over with Windows XP Home SP2 (I just wanted a fresh start the machine will be 3 years old next month). It is an Insignia D400A, Intel 2.8 GHz processor, 1 GIG RAM. I have installed all the Windows updates, all the drivers for the hardware.
I use Mozilla Firefox for my internet browser. Now, at night when I go to sleep both browsers Mozilla and Internet Explorer 7.0 will not have access to the internet when I wake up. My Outlook does as I have sent and received emails when this happens. My Trillion instant messenger program works. Very strange problem. I have checked the settings in Zone Alarm & Automatic Lock is turned off. This problem would make a little more sense to me if my Outlook and Trillion couldn't access the internet when this happens to my browsers. I have even gone to an earlier version of Zone Alarm and still the problem happens.
Does anyone have any ideas why this happens?

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Not a clue.

In reply to: Problem With Zone Alarm

Sorry, it just works fine here. Why not try some other firewall?


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(NT) Do you have any recommedations?

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Sorry, no.

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While I do know many are having issues with IE 7, I don't have any issue with ZA on any machine at home or office. I also don't have this issue on any machine I've encountered unless the owner was a P2P user and the winsock was hijacked or there are pests.

What have I said here? I don't think this is a ZA issue. But you may think it is so I suggest you try something else.


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In reply to: Sorry, no.

I haven't used a P2P on this system yet. But I will run Lavasoft Adaware, my CA antivirus, CCleaner, Windows Defender, and SpyBot Search and Destroy tonight when I get home. I might also dig up Rootkit reveal and check those things out.
Thanks for the lead Bob.

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Scanned the system and it is clean...

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thanks though for you help, I do appreciate it.

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So other firewalls work fine?

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That's the acid test here. As to which, the Security Forum has such discussions weekly it seems.


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Windows Firewall

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Is the only other firewall I have tried. I am in the process of going through my tasks one by one...using google and that task list page:
to see if I find something there. So far I found one thing - this program that runs if you use Windows Firewall, but if you use a 3rd party it shouldn't be running. Well, it was running. But I am still going through the list. Happy

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Make it simple

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Thanks for the link

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Made it easy to check things out. Happy

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Zone Alarm

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What version of Zone Alarm are you using?
I have
ZoneAlarm version:6.5.737.000
TrueVector version:6.5.737.000
Driver version:6.5.737.000

Have had no trouble with it until I in-advisedly rightclicked in systems tray/overview/your trial has ended/buy zone alarm and found myself with the pro version trial (15 days) which I could not handle at all, so rolled back to the above version with again no problems.
The pro version was not for me, too invasive with passwords, browser input etc. That info at the bottom of the free version in overview is a trap for learners like me.

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Both versions

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First I was using the same one you are, and then I uninstalled it, and installed version 6.1. something...(I am at work now not at my home machine). Both installs are giving me the same problem.

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ZA Version 7 From Maj.Geeks was Beta w/Problems.....

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likely not Version you ,have but felt worth mentioning:

From Zone Alarm Site: Moderators warning:

Hi Everyone,

We are officially done with BETA 7. It will be released on our website late Monday. Even though it can be found on, PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD, as it is NOT OFFICIAL. The version could change at any time because
of major bugs.

Thank you all for your time.


Good Luck! Happy

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