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Zone Alarm (True Vector?) Random Shut Down

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ashiffler, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. ashiffler

    ashiffler Thread Starter

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    Lately I've been having trouble with Zone Alarm shutting down rather randomly. The thing is, though, it seems to pop right back just a few seconds later. Also, I'm not sure if this is common, it seems to be blocking A LOT of inbound access attempts. Like, I re-installed it yesterday and it has already blocked about 47,000. I don't think that I have a virus or anything, I run update and run AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Windows Defender and Registry Booster 2 all the time. I'm running XP w/service pack 2 and all that. Thanks so much for reading this and maybe giving me some insight.
     
  2. masterjim

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    Zone Alarm has become too bloated like Norton. If you have broadband,use a router which have a built-in hardware firewall which is more secure and can't be disabled by a virus unlike a software firewall. If you are on dial-up, Black Ice is the best software firewall.
     
  3. ashiffler

    ashiffler Thread Starter

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    masterjim, thanks for the quick response! I can't quite do either of the things you recommend right now. I'm, ahem, borrowing internet from my neighbors that don't have a secure network so I don't have access to their router. Would Black Ice work O.K. with broadband? And, almost as important, is it free like Zone Alarm. Thanks again.
     
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