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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 06:19 AM

ZoneAlarm 5.5.094.000 Update is now available. If you do not receive a notification here is a link. This update is for the free version of Zone Alarm.

ZoneAlarm 5.5.094.000 Update

There is also a NEW Free ZoneAlarm Support Center

And a NEW Free Online Spyware Detector

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:45 PM

Scarlett have you tried the spyware scanner?

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:50 PM

No I haven't. I just thought that I would put the info out there.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:49 PM

I ran it.
First, you have to use IE, since it requires ActiveX controls to run (I shuddered but did it).
Second, it scanned 3040 files and 1520 registry keys in less than a minute but only scanned the C: drive, and it found 83 instances of spyware, most all of which involved gamespy arcade (2 instances in Media Player, one for linkgrabber99).
Third, you must purchase the application to remove these instances.
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As a comparison, I updated and ran Ad-Aware SE, performing a full system scan ( it recognized both drives). It scanned 187356 objects, finding no objects and no critical objects and took around 12 minutes to scan both drives (and a game CD I inadvertantly left in the CD drive).

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:48 PM

Thanks jg for the test run. It seems that it is not going to ba a viable option for most, if not all users.

Third, you must purchase the application to remove these instances.



That will just not do at all. :thumbsup:
Maybe I should just remove the link???
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:03 PM

That is up to you, or you can mention something about it in your original post. Quite frankly, from my first- - -and only experience- - -it doesn't seem to be very thorough.
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