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BigYin
03-15-08, 12:25 PM
I have the zonealarm firewall antivirus package installed. Having problems
seeing my foties in flickr. If I switch off the firewall all is fine. But
with it on, the pictures are just a blue box which appear eventually. Have
tried playing about the settings but no joy. Anyone else had the same
problems.

All was fine untill I reinstalled the OS so i dont know what went wrong.

Ta all..


Jim

Kayman
03-16-08, 04:00 AM
On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 17:25:21 GMT, BigYin wrote:

> I have the zonealarm firewall antivirus package installed.

My commiseration

> Having problems seeing my foties in flickr.

No surprise here.

> If I switch off the firewall all is fine.

Keep it switched off...

> But with it on, the pictures are just a blue box which appear eventually.
> Have tried playing about the settings but no joy. Anyone else had the same
> problems.

....or even better is to uninstall this useless application:
http://zonealarm.donhoover.net/uninstall.html

> All was fine untill I reinstalled the OS so i dont know what went wrong.

You'll be fine after ZA is removed from your OS.

BigYin
03-16-08, 04:28 PM
Ok then, if Zonealarm is so mince, what recomendations do u have. To be
honest it just went a bit mental lately and have had no problems from the
thing in years.


"BigYin" <noreply@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>I have the zonealarm firewall antivirus package installed. Having problems
>seeing my foties in flickr. If I switch off the firewall all is fine. But
>with it on, the pictures are just a blue box which appear eventually. Have
>tried playing about the settings but no joy. Anyone else had the same
>problems.
>
> All was fine untill I reinstalled the OS so i dont know what went wrong.
>
> Ta all..
>
>
> Jim
>

Kayman
03-16-08, 06:45 PM
On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:28:50 GMT, BigYin wrote:

> Ok then, if Zonealarm is so mince, what recomendations do u have. To be
> honest it just went a bit mental lately and have had no problems from the
> thing in years.
>
Win XP Pro SP2
The most dependable defenses are:

1. Do not work as 'Administrator'; For day-to-day work routinely use a
Limited User Account (LUA).
2. Secure (Harden) your operating system.
3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
updated/patched.
4. Reconsider the usage of IE and OE.
5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
Remove clutter.
6. Don't expose services to public networks.
7. Activate the build-in firewall and configure Windows not to use
TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving
TCP/UDP ports 135,137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows
networking weak point) closed.
7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
9. Regularly back-up data/files.
10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and re-installing your
operating system (OS).
11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
monitoring utilities/applications.
12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - ***** happens...you know.

The least preferred defenses are:
Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.

BigYin
03-17-08, 03:40 PM
Cool, ta for the advice.


"Kayman" <kaymanDeleteThis@operamail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:28:50 GMT, BigYin wrote:
>
>> Ok then, if Zonealarm is so mince, what recomendations do u have. To be
>> honest it just went a bit mental lately and have had no problems from the
>> thing in years.
>>
> Win XP Pro SP2
> The most dependable defenses are:
>
> 1. Do not work as 'Administrator'; For day-to-day work routinely use a
> Limited User Account (LUA).
> 2. Secure (Harden) your operating system.
> 3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
> updated/patched.
> 4. Reconsider the usage of IE and OE.
> 5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
> Remove clutter.
> 6. Don't expose services to public networks.
> 7. Activate the build-in firewall and configure Windows not to use
> TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving
> TCP/UDP ports 135,137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows
> networking weak point) closed.
> 7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
> 8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
> 9. Regularly back-up data/files.
> 10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and re-installing your
> operating system (OS).
> 11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
> monitoring utilities/applications.
> 12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - ***** happens...you know.
>
> The least preferred defenses are:
> Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.

Woody
03-19-08, 05:09 PM
In other words unplug your PC and never turn it on.

"BigYin" <noreply@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Cool, ta for the advice.
>
>
> "Kayman" <kaymanDeleteThis@operamail.com> wrote in message
> news:frkbf4$g0u$1@aioe.org...
>> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:28:50 GMT, BigYin wrote:
>>
>>> Ok then, if Zonealarm is so mince, what recomendations do u have. To be
>>> honest it just went a bit mental lately and have had no problems from
>>> the
>>> thing in years.
>>>
>> Win XP Pro SP2
>> The most dependable defenses are:
>>
>> 1. Do not work as 'Administrator'; For day-to-day work routinely use a
>> Limited User Account (LUA).
>> 2. Secure (Harden) your operating system.
>> 3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
>> updated/patched.
>> 4. Reconsider the usage of IE and OE.
>> 5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
>> Remove clutter.
>> 6. Don't expose services to public networks.
>> 7. Activate the build-in firewall and configure Windows not to use
>> TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving
>> TCP/UDP ports 135,137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows
>> networking weak point) closed.
>> 7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
>> 8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
>> 9. Regularly back-up data/files.
>> 10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and re-installing your
>> operating system (OS).
>> 11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
>> monitoring utilities/applications.
>> 12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - ***** happens...you know.
>>
>> The least preferred defenses are:
>> Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.
>
>

Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
03-19-08, 05:58 PM
Woody <TheDuck@pond.net> wrote:
> In other words unplug your PC and never turn it on.

You fail at reading comprehension.

cu
59cobalt
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