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#1 Hal06

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:28 PM

So I am trying to make the move from Norton to freeware. I downloaded Zone Alarm free but it blocks all internet access. I turned it off and I've got the internet again. I think it has something to do with the fact that it won't let me access via my wireless system. How could I fix this?

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:58 PM

Norton can be a pain to remove properly. Did you use the Norton removal tool? When you're running AVG for the first few times it will prompt you when an action needs to be taken and asks you whether you want to allow it or not
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#3 Hal06

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 08:01 PM

I've still got Norton active. Is having both ZA and NIS at the same time bad?

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:17 PM

Running two firewalls or antivirus products at the same time is NOT good. They can conflict with each other, use up resources, and slow your computer down. Uninstall Norton-use the removal tool mentioned above. After you reboot your computer, Zone Alarm may work properly. If your version of Norton includes antivirus, make sure you have another one ready to install.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 29 June 2007 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:37 PM

I'm using AVG antivirus and antispam. Is it worth it to ditch all of the above and use ZA's new internet suite?

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:57 PM

Most security programs are so tied to the low-level operating system routines, that they're hard to remove, especially when not done properly, by using the vendor provided uninstallers. But even then, they leave so many things behind that installation of another product has to be done carefully.

For really first time installation - read this
FIRST TIME INSTALLATION ONLY
http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/m...essage.id=53620

Please read the instructions here if you already have ZA installed
http://forums.zonealarm.com/zonelabs/board...;message.id=154

That said, may I suggest you install one of the previous versions, for instance 6.5 because v7 free is really trouble, and the non-free products, at this point, in my opinion, still have some difficulties.

You can read about versions and download here:
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/info...aseHistory.html

I use ZASS v6.1. I think a better thing is ZA Pro with the best antivirus you can find, such as NOD32 (paid) or free AntiVir or AVG.




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