I would like to apologize to MA123 and anyone else who I offended with my original post. I made a comment that was a big mistake and completely unacceptable. It is my hope that I did not hurt the great reputation of the BleepingComputer's forums and the wonderful people who donate their time and expertise to people seeking help. I encourage people like MA123 and others to feel free to post any question regarding PC's, and not to judge the site or anyone else because of my actions. Again, I am sorry and I assure you that my mistake will never be seen again.
Also, MA123, I have some further advice regarding ZoneAlarm. ZoneAlarm can seem overwhelming at first, but with a few other tweeks, you can bring in the firewall to a more manageable level.
For your constant pop-ups with ZA, there are a few other tips I can suggest that should help solve your problem. ZoneAlarm, if not configured to your needs, will drive you crazy with pop-up information that isn't really necessary for you to know all the time. You can always view your log page if you have any questions regarding events. So in addition to my other tweeks, here are a few more.
Go to Alerts & Logs
. In the Program Logging Pane, hit the Custom Button and place a check mark next to every item. Then at the bottom of the page, click the Advanced Button.
Under the Alert Events tab, check everything that you want to see in your log.
Then (and this is the important part I left out-sorry) click the System Tray Alert Tab and place a check in the box next to Enable System Icon Tray Alert. ZA shows you what the sys tray icon will look like for alerts that it is taking care of for you. That tweek will be the biggest help to stopping pop-ups that you really don't need to know (mostly general info). But ZA will still give you the necessary Alert pop-ups that requires your attention.
Next, click the Log Control tab. Decide how often you want to archive the logs. I use 1 and at the end of the week if nothing major has happened, I delete the logs. Hit Okay to close out the Advanced window.
In the Alerts & Logs Pane, click the Log Viewer tab at the top of the page. This is the heart of ZA as it will show you every event that has taken place regarding ZA, including attempted attacks on your computer. Pick a number (I use 100) under the Show Last tab. Next to that is the Alert Type with a drop down menu. Choose one of the 4 viewing options and you will be able to see the different ZA events.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to post a follow up, and I will be more than happy to help you as best that I am able.
Edited by Boyo, 23 April 2006 - 05:42 PM.
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