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Thread: Re: Alternative to Zone Alarm

  1. #1
    Jon
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    Re: Alternative to Zone Alarm

    Andrea wrote...

    >
    > I've been using Zone Alarm Free for many years and have always liked it, but
    > a recent installation has caused major crashing on my computer (Windows XP
    > Pro, SP3). I read in the ZA forums that there were problems with this
    > version, so I uninstalled it, including using the ZA tool and going through
    > the registry to hopefully remove all traces. Then after emptying the recycle
    > bin and caches and rebooting, I installed an earlier version, and actually I
    > prefer the earlier version interface. But I had the same problems. It even
    > caused crashes when I tried to disable it without uninstalling it. Yesterday
    > the IT folks where I work tried to figure out what was causing all the
    > crashes and narrowed it down to ZA. Uninstalling it stopped the crashes,
    > although they had a lot of trouble getting my laptop to connect again to the
    > DNS server, which they finally fixed, and they said there were still
    > "tunnels" from ZA, but there wasn't time to deal with it yesterday. There
    > are still issues to be resolved around the DNS server issue, and if they
    > can't resolve them, I may eventually have to have the OS formatted. My
    > dilemma is that after that, I'm afraid to then install ZA again and have the
    > cycle start all over, but I want to have a software firewall in addition to
    > the firewall in my router. My questions for this group are (1) whether you
    > know how to get rid of the tunnels that remain without wiping the hard
    > drive, and (2) whether you have recommendations for other free programs like
    > ZA. Thank you.




    Comodo works okay for free. There is a firewall newsgroup.


    FU set


  2. #2
    pheeh.zero@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Alternative to Zone Alarm

    On May 14, 9:36*pm, Jon <m...@nomail.afraid.org> wrote:
    > Andrea wrote...
    >
    > > I've been using Zone Alarm Free for many years and have always liked it, but
    > > a recent installation has caused major crashing on my computer (WindowsXP
    > > Pro, SP3). I read in the ZA forums that there were problems with this
    > > version, so I uninstalled it, including using the ZA tool and going through
    > > the registry to hopefully remove all traces. Then after emptying the recycle
    > > bin and caches and rebooting, I installed an earlier version, and actually I
    > > prefer the earlier version interface. But I had the same problems. It even
    > > caused crashes when I tried to disable it without uninstalling it. Yesterday
    > > the IT folks where I work tried to figure out what was causing all the
    > > crashes and narrowed it down to ZA. Uninstalling it stopped the crashes,
    > > although they had a lot of trouble getting my laptop to connect again to the
    > > DNS server, which they finally fixed, and they said there were still
    > > "tunnels" from ZA, but there wasn't time to deal with it yesterday. There
    > > are still issues to be resolved around the DNS server issue, and if they
    > > can't resolve them, I may eventually have to have the OS formatted. My
    > > dilemma is that after that, I'm afraid to then install ZA again and have the
    > > cycle start all over, but I want to have a software firewall in addition to
    > > the firewall in my router. My questions for this group are (1) whether you
    > > know how to get rid of the tunnels that remain without wiping the hard
    > > drive, and (2) whether you have recommendations for other free programslike
    > > ZA. Thank you.

    >
    > Comodo works okay for free. *There is a firewall newsgroup.
    >
    > FU set


    Best advice I've seen here...use a hardware firewall and XP's soft
    firewall.

  3. #3
    Pete
    Guest

    Re: Alternative to Zone Alarm

    "Jon" <me@nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
    news:MPG.2476e57a4070298c98a194@news.shared-secrets.com...
    > Andrea wrote...
    >
    >>
    >> I've been using Zone Alarm Free for many years and have always liked it,
    >> but
    >> a recent installation has caused major crashing on my computer (Windows
    >> XP
    >> Pro, SP3). I read in the ZA forums that there were problems with this
    >> version, so I uninstalled it, including using the ZA tool and going
    >> through
    >> the registry to hopefully remove all traces. Then after emptying the
    >> recycle
    >> bin and caches and rebooting, I installed an earlier version, and
    >> actually I
    >> prefer the earlier version interface. But I had the same problems. It
    >> even
    >> caused crashes when I tried to disable it without uninstalling it.
    >> Yesterday
    >> the IT folks where I work tried to figure out what was causing all the
    >> crashes and narrowed it down to ZA. Uninstalling it stopped the crashes,
    >> although they had a lot of trouble getting my laptop to connect again to
    >> the
    >> DNS server, which they finally fixed, and they said there were still
    >> "tunnels" from ZA, but there wasn't time to deal with it yesterday. There
    >> are still issues to be resolved around the DNS server issue, and if they
    >> can't resolve them, I may eventually have to have the OS formatted. My
    >> dilemma is that after that, I'm afraid to then install ZA again and have
    >> the
    >> cycle start all over, but I want to have a software firewall in addition
    >> to
    >> the firewall in my router. My questions for this group are (1) whether
    >> you
    >> know how to get rid of the tunnels that remain without wiping the hard
    >> drive, and (2) whether you have recommendations for other free programs
    >> like
    >> ZA. Thank you.

    >
    >
    >
    > Comodo works okay for free. There is a firewall newsgroup.
    >
    >
    > FU set
    >


    This is a firewall newsgroup. No?


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