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Claire

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Re: Zone Alarm problems -- alternatives?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2006, 08:41:10 am »

Now I've got a router, but I'd still recommend Sygate (now Kerio Sunbelt).

Thanks, Erin. So far, Kerio Sunbelt seems to be the overwhelming recommendation -- and since it's what I've got, I guess I'll pay the $20 and keep it.

Got a non-techie question, though. I also have a router. Are you saying it provides protection that might make firewalling the computer itself unnecessary?

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Re: Zone Alarm problems -- alternatives?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2006, 01:16:01 am »

Just to let folks know, Zone Alarm also appears to be spyware.

See
    http://www.a1-electronics.net/General_Interest/2005/Security_Nov.shtml
    http://groups.google.com/groups/search?lr=&safe=off&q=zonealarm+spyware+dlls&safe=off&qt_s=Search

You can try temporarily turning the Windows machine into Linux by using one of the LiveCD distributions. Some of them let you have your data on a usb drive.


I have Zone alarm.  open it at Overview/ preferences tab/   down at the bottom it has a "share my security settings) button.  Flip it.  Now turn off the automatic update stuff. you are done.  I put my program control/Main/ smart defense on manual. once you do that the "spylike" behavior stops.  I also run a second spyware application once in a while to cross check, not all the spyware applications spot all the spies.  so running 2 good ones (I am not that current on wich those are right now) will cover you at about 99%.

I have found this baord helpful fixing viruses, and with some freebie software that seems good.   chiawaikian.proboards78.com/
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