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Zonealarm firewall

By duff_man
Jan 11, 2007
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  1. This has been bugging me for a while now, for some reason that I cannot pin down when I boot my machine up, sometimes, about 1 in 10, all the settings I have carefully configured in the Zonealarm (free version) program control list have gone AWOL. No programs listed at all. So I have to retrain ZL again from scratch. Not the end of the world I know but a solution to this would be well received. Anyone else had same trouble?
    AVG anti-virus is clean
    Spybot S&D shows clean
    Adaware SE shows clean
    Tuneup Utilities shows a registry in good order,
    Hyjackthis is nominal with no hidden data streams.
    Nothing else on the machine changes.
    Hardware is P4 3000 Presscott on Asrock P4v88+ mobo running xp with sp2
    radaeon 9800 pro gpu
    soundblaster audigy2 sound card
    western digital h/d
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your problem is not unheard of with Zonealarm.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions. Hopefully, that should fix it.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. duff_man

    duff_man TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you Howard, followed instructions and will see how things pan out.
    On a semi-related subject, can you recommend a replacement for AVG free antivirus as the nice active shield in the new free version has been done away with.
    thanks again,

    Duffy.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    The resident shield should be installed when you install the programme.

    Download the programme again and make sure you install the active shield.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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