Vista and Zone Alarm

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MudPuddles

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I have a HP w/ the Vista Premium on it. (preloaded)

Given a couple of articles (posted on this site) regarding the security...or should I say, lack of security, I wanted to pu Zone Alarm on my puter.

I download, get error messages and then crash. I had to do a restore. It went through a wizard and I wasn't entirely sure it was going to come back from the dead!

Let me say too...

I have a router to connect the 2nd computer...and I am not as familiar with networking as I would like to be. Herein probably lies my problem. LOL

Does the router take care of my security issues on the main computer or just the 2nd one? I know...probably a stupid question...still.....inquiring minds want to know. lol

I hesitant to try Zone Alarm again....

Any advise is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Mud
 

crjdriver

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If you have NAT enabled on the router, I would say you are fine. The firewall that comes with vista works well; with that and a hardware firewall [which is what the router is] you should be fine.

I would get a good AV app in any case. I use and recommend nod32; it does an excellent job. A good free one is avast; also good however not to the same level as nod32.
 

Noyb

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FWIW .. I can't get Zone Alarm to install in my Vista HP ????
I don't think it's ready for Vista yet.
 
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Zonealarm does not have a security program compatible w/Vista. For a leader in security technology you would think that they would be a step ahead of the game! I don't think there is any security programs compatible w/Vista outside of Live Care which I heard is very poor, according to many home and business users.
 
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To crjdriver:

If you got a moment, can you check my thread under "Hardware"
"Titled what do you think?" You seem to know computers well and I would appreciate your thoughts concerning my dillema. Thanks in advance.
 
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