ZoneAlarm update issued to correct DNS glitch

By Justin Mann on July 10, 2008, 2:15 PM
After Microsoft's last Patch Tuesday earlier this week, users of ZoneAlarm often found themselves deprived of Internet Access. The DNS update resulted in security profiles for the software suite not functioning properly, and even the latest version of the product was affected. Check Point Software has now released an update that fixes this issue. The update was published today and is available now.

Several workarounds were possible, including removing the DNS update. Software firewalls which restrict outbound traffic unfortunately can have side effects like this. Other security suites weren't affected by the DNS update.

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Auldsod said:
I have been using ZoneAlarm Pro for years without problem, then on 9 July 2008, after two automatic updates from Microsoft, my Internet connection was gone. It never occurred to me the update had a part in this - though my PC had flipped, and through a process of elimination found ZA was the culprit. I re-installed the same version of ZA over the existing installation and had my Internet connection right back where it belonged, with no problems since. Only the following day I read the news that the DNS update was behind it all. "You never can tell, no Sir, you never can tell." - the Importance of being Ernest...
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