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#1 tos226

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 08:32 AM

OEM products are expiring in a week :thumbsup:

Can you suggest the best list and sequence of things to do when changing from EZ Firewall and Norton Virus to a new installation of Zone Alarm Suite. This ZA is an all-in-one package. Should EZ and Norton be uninstalled first? Is cleanup needed such as registry, startup, etc. and if so, what and how?

I read ZA instructions, but they only mention installation over a previous version of ZA (which EZ Firewall is), but no mention of Norton. I would prefer not to wreck things too much, and I know there is knowledge on this site about security items.

Thanks in advance for help.

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:23 PM

I would disconnect from the internet.

Uninstall ez firewall and norton and then install the zone alarm suite. I assume the suite has virusscan?

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 04:10 PM

I would disconnect from the internet.

Uninstall ez firewall and norton and then install the zone alarm suite.  I assume the suite has virusscan?

Thank you. It worked without a glitch.
The only upsetting thing was that registration, which normally is the last step of the installation, had to be done FIRST :thumbsup: So I had to connect the cable and be without protection whatsoever for about 10 minutes since several other things had to occur in the process. I have a router so it's not so bad, still I did not like this sequence. Also, unistallation isn't as clean as it should be. Lots of traces left behind.

I assume the suite has virusscan?

Yes, of course. I would not be dumping Norton it it didn't. It includes the firewall, virus protection, spam popups and all that junk, stealth mode, outgoing spyware block, etc. I like all in one feature, and ZA is definitely in the top several similar products according to various reviews. BTW, the firewall I had before is also ZA under EZ firewall name.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:19 PM

Glad it all workd out!




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