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ZoneAlarm *New Version*

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Version 5.0 of Zonealarm Firewall (Pro&Free) are now available. All Zonelabs products offer a 15-day trial.

 

For more information and download visit:

 

Zonelabs

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I downloaded the new version, ZoneAlarm free edition, and installed it. The interface is very nice. The new feature, antivirus monitoring, means nothing to me as it does not detect my antivirus software, which is AVG. Other than that, there are no other new features.

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Just found out that Zonelabs have pulled the update off their servers because of the large number of compatibility issues reported for different AV programs.

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it does not detect my antivirus software, which is AVG.

I too use AVG, & as per ZAF, I do not have a/v program running (...) Is it yet again one of their pitches to try & sell you a little extra?

 

It would be interesting to have feedback from users of other a/v, to know if they too are perceived by ZAF as having no running a/v.

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I use EZ Trust Antivirus. It recognizes it, but ZA keeps saying it's not up to date (The A/V program is set for autoupdating and had been updated a few houes bhefore this message popped up). Also says the A/V is not running.

 

-- LB

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I too use AVG, & as per ZAF, I do not have a/v program running (...) Is it yet again one of their pitches to try & sell you a little extra?

 

They are obviously trying to sell you a little extra. They should stop trying to add extra garbage; they should just put their focus on doing what a firewall is supposed to do.

They're trying to get too fancy. Antivirus monitoring? What a pointless feature. I could monitor my antivirus software on my own. I don't need my firewall to do that for me.

Edited by Starbury

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Was going to download the new version but from what I have read about the new ZA 5.0 it hardly seems worthwhile. I use 4.5 Free and it's working just fine. Am also curious why you would need AV monitiring from your firewall. Are there any advantages to the new version. Use AVG and that's also working fine so definitely don't want that messed up..

 

Could somebody also tell me why the 'smilies' on the left all have red x's in them, i.e I can't use them or see them. Probably a simple solution, but I'll be darned if I can figure this one out.

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Could somebody also tell me what this

 

Warn: (0%)

 

means.

 

Totally confused here................

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Thanks rosso_acido that explains it. I can also get them in other forums.

They are fun but for me not absolutely neccessary..............

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I installed version 5.0.590.015

I'm using NOD32 resident and AVG as an on demand. No apparent problems. I thought, though, that I had version 5.0 previously, but the build had changed?!?

 

Oh yeah, using ZA Free

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A word of warning about ZA 5.0 - After upgrading, my comp (Win. XP Home) would completely lock up, usually when using IE6. When it froze, everything froze. Could not close any programs, could not run task manager to close the programs, could not open any new programs, could not turn off the computer and could not restart the computer. Only way could unfreeze was to unplug power source and plug back in. Checked the ZA forum and learned some others were having the same problem. Uninstalled version 5.0 and reinstalled version 4.5 and have had no further problems. Upgrade at your own peril.

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Hi Brucedu,

just out of curiosity, when you upgraded, did you go for the recommended clean install, or else tried to save your settings from previous version?

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I installed over. Could just be my particular machine as well. I know others experienced the same problem but apparently there were a LOT of different problems with this release.

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As of date/time of this post, ZA v4.5.594.000 has been made available again (it had been withdrawn) for download from here:

- http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/info...aseHistory.html

 

...in case you want to go back to the "pre v5" release.

 

Backoff ZAv5 procedure here:

- http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/m...essage.id=11594

 

:ph34r:

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Dang!!

 

I just found this forum and subscribed to it (yeah, I'm behind, offline life has a way of buttin' in, lol)

 

So THAT'S why my pc would freeze up! I was beginning to wonder if I had some crap that managed to find it's way past all my defenses! Had me worried.

 

Jeezzz, but I hate to go back to the old version (laziness rearin' it's head) It's only happened a couple of times and it's been a while since I downloaded the new version.

 

Come to think of it, could it be causing my connection speeds to change? I have dialup (oh, SUCH A PAIN!) but it's all that is available where I am. When I try to connect, instead of getting the max I used to get, (about 49000 bps) it sometimes connects WAY slow. Right now it's about 16000!! Enough to make you want to chew nails. I usually just disconnect then reconnect, but didn't feel like it right now.

 

It's ALWAYS something!

 

D :wave:

Edited by trinity71

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Anyone else having problems? I don't want to update until it's safe.

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I am using ZoneAlarmVersion 5.1.033.000 (free) and have uninstalled NAV2003 and installed AVG 7.0 while it was installed, with no problems. I does NOT monitor my AVG however - but no problem - my Windows Security Center (XP SP2) does recognize AVG. I think maybe some people don't clean up their computers properly when trying to install programs. No problems here though.

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I was happy with the old version. When I updated to the new version, I started to have problems with my internet connection. I contacted ZA support and they helped me solve it. Still pinning for the old version though :glare:

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It didn't work on my hp pavilion a4262d.It "freezed" my internet connection and had to uninstall it.It works fine on my Dell Dimension 4550 but the antivirus monitoring feature is useless.Didn't even detect my Norton Antivirus 2002.

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I have been running ZA(Free) 5.1.011.000, alongside AVG(Free), on 98SE for some time, with no problems. Is there any real difference between my current version and the new 5.1.033.00 update that is currently available for d/l?

 

:D

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