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Solved: Avg/zone Alarm

Discussion in 'General Security' started by vicks, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. vicks

    vicks Thread Starter

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    This am when I turned my computer on the AVG was sending up alerts of problems, all having something about ZA in them. It said they were trojans. When I went to the AVG virus vault there were, I estimate, about 100 items there. Has anyone else had this happen.
    A friend from Arizona phoned me and she had the same thing happen this am.
    At least if they were problems, we know AVG is doing its job of protection.
    Will appreciate any feed back.
    vicks
     
  2. thomasjk

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    This is a false positive and has been corrected in the latest definitions update. Run AVG update and it should correct the problem.
     
  3. IMiteBable2help

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    Same exact thing happened to me in the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2008. AVG resident shield suddenly detected multiple trojan threats, all of which were files that are part of the Zone Alarm program. Before I knew it, they had been deleted and the firewall stopped working. Since this apparently happened to many people at the same time, I suspect that a zone alarm update caused AVG to detect the updated files as trojans. AVG is infamous for false-positives.

    Anyway, I got things back to normal as far as I can tell. I just uninstalled zone alarm then downloaded it from the internet and re-installed it. So far, so good. No virus alerts, firewall is working properly.
     
  4. tomdkat

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    I think it was the other way around. A recent AVG update introduced the false positive detection of some ZoneAlarm DLLs and another AVG update was released to fix that problem.

    On a side note, I think a post I made yesterday on the AVG free forum got deleted. If that was actually the case, I'm jumping off the AVG ship. (n)

    Peace...
     
  5. IMiteBable2help

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    If that is indeed what happened, then is seems that AVG just keeps getting better every day. Anyone with me on that? I didn't think so. *sigh*

    I've already been through this with Norton AV/security suite. It was great up until about 2002, then it started sucking big time. I think we can all see where AVG is headed, but at least the price was right while it lasted.
     
  6. vicks

    vicks Thread Starter

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    Today, I was unable to access the internet. While talking to my ISP I noticed that the ZA icon was not in the task bar.. Went to programs tried to open it.... no luck. SOOOO
    when I got of the phone with the tech person, I uninstalled ZA and reinstalled it... Bingo.
    Everything is up and working properly now.
    Vicks
     
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