open ZoneAlarm and IE at the same time?

By Reason
Oct 16, 2003
  1. can somebody please explain to me how I can make a btach file in Windows XP that will open Internet Explorer and ZoneAlarm at the same time? I keep trying but my batch file doens't work.. thanks!
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Why would you do that? You should have ZA running all the time, even if you're not using IE.
  3. prime2515102

    prime2515102 TS Rookie

    I wondered the same thing Torkus said but if you must...

    Just put each program on a seperate line and make sure that any directory or file name that has spaces in it has a quote around it. For example:

    C:\"Program Files"\"Zone Labs"\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe

    Now, internet explorer is another story. I can't get that to work either. This does work though.. Add the line (with no quotes):

    "Start about:blank" <----that's showing a space for me before the : but there isn't one.

    This will open IE without opening the homepage.

    To set your homepage, just type in the URL:


    Hope that helps...

  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    " "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zonealarm.exe" " will work just fine.

    And the command to run IE would be "start iexplore <URL>"
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Any more reasoning why you want ZA to only work when you are on the internet?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe he is on dialup and needs ZA only when he starts IE and dials in?
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