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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 4, 2005 5:04:31 PM

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Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP, the
connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this at
every boot up? I am on broadband.

Cheers

N

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Anonymous
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September 4, 2005 5:54:11 PM

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"DNA" <original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:zhCSe.3434$ix3.2361@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP, the
> connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this at
> every boot up? I am on broadband.
>
> Cheers
>
> N
>
>

Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 4, 2005 7:05:51 PM

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DNA <original_dnaNOSPAM@xyzyahoo.com> wrote:
> Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP, the
> connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this at
> every boot up?

Remove Zonealarm from your PC. You don't need it.

> I am on broadband.

Use the Windows-Firewall.

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
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Anonymous
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September 4, 2005 7:05:52 PM

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"Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> wrote in message
news:431af12f@news.uni-ulm.de...
> DNA <original_dnaNOSPAM@xyzyahoo.com> wrote:
> > Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP,
the
> > connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> > tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this
at
> > every boot up?
>
> Remove Zonealarm from your PC. You don't need it.
>
> > I am on broadband.
>
> Use the Windows-Firewall.
>
> Yours,
> VB.
> --
> "Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
> deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
> Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"

I forgot to say I am on Win 2000 pro
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 4, 2005 7:51:10 PM

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"DNA" <original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:IbDSe.11691$hv5.5569@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>
> "Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> wrote in message
> news:431af12f@news.uni-ulm.de...
> > DNA <original_dnaNOSPAM@xyzyahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a
new IP,
> the
> > > connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to
my system
> > > tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from
doing this
> at
> > > every boot up?
> >
> > Remove Zonealarm from your PC. You don't need it.
> >
> > > I am on broadband.
> >
> > Use the Windows-Firewall.
> >
>
> I forgot to say I am on Win 2000 pro
>
V.B doesn't believe in software firewalls, but don't stay connected to
broadband without a firewall of some sort. It sounds like you've got
a corrupted database or bad install of ZoneAlarm. I'd disconnect the
internet, and do an uninstall and re-install of ZA. Be sure to
uncheck Load ZA at startup, and close all other running programs.
Uncheck your Antivirus app on the startup tab if you have msconfig.
(not familiar with Win 2000). Uninstall, Reboot and re-install. If
it's still botched, check at the ZoneLabs community Forums. Lots of
information there. Good Luck.
charlie R
Anonymous
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September 4, 2005 7:51:45 PM

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"DNA" <original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:IbDSe.11691$hv5.5569@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>
> "Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> wrote in message
> news:431af12f@news.uni-ulm.de...
> > DNA <original_dnaNOSPAM@xyzyahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a
new IP,
> the
> > > connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to
my system
> > > tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from
doing this
> at
> > > every boot up?
> >
> > Remove Zonealarm from your PC. You don't need it.
> >
> > > I am on broadband.
> >
> > Use the Windows-Firewall.
> >
>
> I forgot to say I am on Win 2000 pro
>
V.B doesn't believe in software firewalls, but don't stay connected to
broadband without a firewall of some sort. It sounds like you've got
a corrupted database or bad install of ZoneAlarm. I'd disconnect the
internet, and do an uninstall and re-install of ZA. Be sure to
uncheck Load ZA at startup, and close all other running programs.
Uncheck your Antivirus app on the startup tab if you have msconfig.
(not familiar with Win 2000). Uninstall, Reboot and re-install. If
it's still botched, check at the ZoneLabs community Forums. Lots of
information there. Good Luck.
charlie R
September 4, 2005 11:10:03 PM

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On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 13:04:31 GMT, "DNA"
<original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote:

>Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP, the
>connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
>tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this at
>every boot up? I am on broadband.

It's possible that's caused by a corrupted database.
Here is a "generic" set of instructions for refreshing/rebuilding a
corrupt ZoneAlarm database:

[Please note that this will remove your program permissions and Local
Zone settings, so you may want to make note of them. However,
re-establishing them is a simple process. You will be prompted again
for program access for all the applications that you use to access the
local network or Internet.]

- Step 1. Open the ZoneAlarm program, go into the Overview Preferences
tab and turn off "Load ZoneAlarm at startup".

- Step 2. If you are running Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000, reboot your
system into either Safe Mode or to a Command Prompt. The method is
determined by your OS, but most systems will boot into safe mode by
either pressing F8 at the beep or holding the CTRL key during bootup.
You should now have no ZoneAlarm processes running on your system.

- Step 3. Open the Internet Logs directory (in 95/98/ME this will be
"C:\Windows\Internet Logs", in NT and 2000 it will be
"C:\Winnt\Internet Logs", in Windows XP it could be either of these
folders), where you will find a file named "iamdb.rdb" and a file
named after your computer with the ".ldb" extension. Delete both of
these files. If "backup.rdb" exists, delete it also.

- Step 4. Make sure that you EMPTY your Recycle Bin BEFORE rebooting
back into normal mode.

- Step 5. You will need to start ZoneAlarm manually. (Click "Start,"
"Programs," "Zone Labs" and either "ZoneAlarm" or "Zone Labs
Security"). ZoneAlarm will start up again with a fresh database. Each
program should ask for access again if the files were properly
deleted.

- Step 6. Be sure to RECHECK the "Load ZoneAlarm at startup".

--
dak
My SpywareBlaster Custom Blocking List:
<http://customblockinglist.cjb.net/&gt;
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 4, 2005 11:10:19 PM

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In article <zhCSe.3434$ix3.2361@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com says...
> Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP, the
> connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this at
> every boot up? I am on broadband.
>

This problem was a bug in ZAP 6.0.631.002. If you're using that version
(.002) then remove it and install the release after that (.003). It
fixes the problem.

--
Kerodo
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 1:41:06 AM

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"Charles Newman" <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote in
message news:xqmdneGbabNow4beRVn-gw@comcast.com...
>
> "DNA" <original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:zhCSe.3434$ix3.2361@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP,
the
> > connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> > tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this
at
> > every boot up? I am on broadband.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > N
> >
> >
>
> Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
> Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm
>
Thanks for the reply, I will try the uninstall method first.

N
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:32:09 AM

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DNA <original_dnaNOSPAM@xyzyahoo.com> wrote:
> I forgot to say I am on Win 2000 pro

Perhaps, then Torsten's script instead of a firewall can help you:

http://ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

This script deactivates all servers/network services, Windows is
offering, so you don't need a firewall to filter any more.

If you want a simpler option, maybe my tool here could help; it does
the same for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP1, what Torsten's script is
doing for any Windows release:

http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:45:27 AM

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Charles Newman <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote:
> Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
> Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm

Both cannot prevent spyware from sending your personal information
across the Internet; both failed in our tests together with the rest of the
"Personal Firewalls".

Both do not make a PC "invisible" or "stealth" in the Internet, as
this is not possible at all.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" does not filter all network services in the
default configuration, Zonealarm does. This point goes to Zonealarm.

Zonealarm is vulnerable to the SelfDoS attack, Tiny not. This point
goes to Tiny.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" installs SYSTEM-Services, which open
windows.

This is a gross error, because this breaches security. Tiny show here,
that they never read Microsoft's design guidlines for system services:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/libr ary/en-us/dllproc/base/interac tive_serv...

For a software, which should enhance security, this design flow means the
declaration of bankruptcy.

I'd not say, it is a good idea to use Zonealarm, though. I'd just
shutdown the network servers which are running in Windows' default
configuration, so no port filter is needed any more. Those tools
could help:

http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en
http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

I'd use IPSec-filtering of Windows 2000, if I had to have a filter with
this operating system. If this is too complicated to configure, perhaps
I'd use Kerio, because this "Personal Firewall" was the least bad
"Personal Firewall" in our test, though I'm not convinced of it at all.

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:56:24 AM

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Charles Newman <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote:
> Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
> Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm

Both cannot prevent spyware from sending your personal information
across the Internet; both failed in our tests together with the rest of the
"Personal Firewalls".

Both do not make a PC "invisible" or "stealth" in the Internet, as
this is not possible at all.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" does not filter all network services in the
default configuration, Zonealarm does. This point goes to Zonealarm.

Zonealarm is vulnerable to the SelfDoS attack, Tiny not. This point
goes to Tiny.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" installs SYSTEM-Services, which open
windows.

This is a gross error, because this breaches security. Tiny show here,
that they never read Microsoft's design guidlines for system services:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dllproc/base/in...

For a software, which should enhance security, this design flow means the
declaration of bankruptcy.

I'd not say, it is a good idea to use Zonealarm, though. I'd just
shutdown the network servers which are running in Windows' default
configuration, so no port filter is needed any more. Those tools
could help:

http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en
http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

I'd use IPSec-filtering of Windows 2000, if I had to have a filter with
this operating system. If this is too complicated to configure, perhaps
I'd use Kerio, because this "Personal Firewall" was the least bad
"Personal Firewall" in our test, though I'm not convinced of it at all.

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:57:26 AM

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Charles Newman <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote:
> Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
> Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm

Both cannot prevent spyware from sending your personal information
across the Internet; both failed in our tests together with the rest of the
"Personal Firewalls".

Both do not make a PC "invisible" or "stealth" in the Internet, as
this is not possible at all.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" does not filter all network services in the
default configuration, Zonealarm does. This point goes to Zonealarm.

Zonealarm is vulnerable to the SelfDoS attack, Tiny not. This point
goes to Tiny.

Tiny "Personal Firewall" installs SYSTEM-Services, which open
windows.

This is a gross error, because this breaches security. Tiny show here,
that they never read Microsoft's design guidlines for system services:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dllproc/base/in...
ame=true#security_considerations_for_interactive_services

For a software, which should enhance security, this design flaw means the
declaration of bankruptcy.

I'd not say, it is a good idea to use Zonealarm, though. I'd just
shutdown the network servers which are running in Windows' default
configuration, so no port filter is needed any more. Those tools
could help:

http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en
http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

I'd use IPSec-filtering of Windows 2000, if I had to have a filter with
this operating system. If this is too complicated to configure, perhaps
I'd use Kerio, because this "Personal Firewall" was the least bad
"Personal Firewall" in our test, though I'm not convinced of it at all.

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:57:27 AM

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"Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> wrote in message
news:431b7bd6@news.uni-ulm.de...
> Charles Newman <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote:
> > Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
> > Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm
>
> Both cannot prevent spyware from sending your personal information
> across the Internet; both failed in our tests together with the rest of
the
> "Personal Firewalls".
>
> Both do not make a PC "invisible" or "stealth" in the Internet, as
> this is not possible at all.
>
> Tiny "Personal Firewall" does not filter all network services in the
> default configuration, Zonealarm does. This point goes to Zonealarm.
>
> Zonealarm is vulnerable to the SelfDoS attack, Tiny not. This point
> goes to Tiny.
>
> Tiny "Personal Firewall" installs SYSTEM-Services, which open
> windows.
>
> This is a gross error, because this breaches security. Tiny show here,
> that they never read Microsoft's design guidlines for system services:
>
>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dllproc/base/in...
p?fr
> ame=true#security_considerations_for_interactive_services
>
> For a software, which should enhance security, this design flaw means the
> declaration of bankruptcy.
>
> I'd not say, it is a good idea to use Zonealarm, though. I'd just
> shutdown the network servers which are running in Windows' default
> configuration, so no port filter is needed any more. Those tools
> could help:
>
> http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en
> http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html
>
> I'd use IPSec-filtering of Windows 2000, if I had to have a filter with
> this operating system. If this is too complicated to configure, perhaps
> I'd use Kerio, because this "Personal Firewall" was the least bad
> "Personal Firewall" in our test, though I'm not convinced of it at all.

Well, neither can a firewall appliance, either. Tiny
was designed to be the software equivalent of a
hardware appliance. It blocks by application, and
by port, but not by anything else.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 4:57:28 AM

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"Charles Newman" <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote in
message news:_bGdnT1QuoXMH4beRVn-tg@comcast.com...
>
> "Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> wrote in message
> news:431b7bd6@news.uni-ulm.de...
>> Charles Newman <charlesnewman1@spamfilter.home.comcast.net> wrote:
>> > Get rid of ZoneAlarm and get Tiny Personal
>> > Firewall. It is so much better than ZoneAlarm
>>
>> Both cannot prevent spyware from sending your personal information
>> across the Internet; both failed in our tests together with the rest of
> the
>> "Personal Firewalls".
>>
>> Both do not make a PC "invisible" or "stealth" in the Internet, as
>> this is not possible at all.
>>
>> Tiny "Personal Firewall" does not filter all network services in the
>> default configuration, Zonealarm does. This point goes to Zonealarm.
>>
>> Zonealarm is vulnerable to the SelfDoS attack, Tiny not. This point
>> goes to Tiny.
>>
>> Tiny "Personal Firewall" installs SYSTEM-Services, which open
>> windows.
>>
>> This is a gross error, because this breaches security. Tiny show here,
>> that they never read Microsoft's design guidlines for system services:
>>
>>
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dllproc/base/in...
> p?fr
>> ame=true#security_considerations_for_interactive_services
>>
>> For a software, which should enhance security, this design flaw means the
>> declaration of bankruptcy.
>>
>> I'd not say, it is a good idea to use Zonealarm, though. I'd just
>> shutdown the network servers which are running in Windows' default
>> configuration, so no port filter is needed any more. Those tools
>> could help:
>>
>> http://www.dingens.org/index.html.en
>> http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html
>>
>> I'd use IPSec-filtering of Windows 2000, if I had to have a filter with
>> this operating system. If this is too complicated to configure, perhaps
>> I'd use Kerio, because this "Personal Firewall" was the least bad
>> "Personal Firewall" in our test, though I'm not convinced of it at all.
>
> Well, neither can a firewall appliance, either. Tiny
> was designed to be the software equivalent of a
> hardware appliance. It blocks by application, and
> by port, but not by anything else.

So how is that equivalent to a FW appliance, since a FW appliance can stop
traffic by port, protocol, IP or packet attribute or state inbound or
outbound? Mind you here Charles, I am not talking about a NAT router for
home usage.

Duane :) 
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 7:25:48 PM

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"Kerodo" <loopback@localhost.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d8548e97fca6f15989681@news.west.cox.net...
> In article <zhCSe.3434$ix3.2361@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
> original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com says...
> > Every time I start my machine, zap pro says its has detected a new IP,
the
> > connection wizard guides me through until zap pro goes back to my system
> > tray after I click on finish. How do I prevent zap pro from doing this
at
> > every boot up? I am on broadband.
> >
>
> This problem was a bug in ZAP 6.0.631.002. If you're using that version
> (.002) then remove it and install the release after that (.003). It
> fixes the problem.
>
> --
> Kerodo

Thanks to all who gave advice, I have it working now. I also found some info
from pcanswers magazine

http://nh2.nohold.net/noHoldCust25/Prod_1/Articles55646...



Zone Labs Customer Care

This Information Applies to:

All ZoneAlarm Products

Summary:

If you want to fully uninstall ZoneAlarm, or if you received this from Tech
Support.

Solution:

In order to completely remove ZoneAlarm from your system, please do the
following. If any of the steps below do not apply to you, or you are unable
to perform the function listed, please continue to the next step.

If you plan to reinstall, then before starting, please be sure to download
the latest version. Note that a current valid license key is required to
download ZoneAlarm Plus or Pro.

ZoneAlarm: http://www.zonelabs.com/zadownload/

ZoneAlarm w/Antivirus: http://www.zonelabs.com/zaavdownload/

ZoneAlarm Pro: http://www.zonelabs.com/zapdownload/

ZoneAlarm Security Suite: http://www.zonelabs.com/zasuitedownload/

Note for ZoneAlarm Premium product users: In order to download the latest
version, you must have a valid key. To find out if your key is valid, click
Overview -> Product Info. Your expiration date and time will appear directly
underneath the license number (any key that shows "unlimited" is an illegal
pirate license key). If your key is not valid, use the following link to
renew:

http://www.zonelabs.com/renew/

Be sure to install from an account with Administrative privileges, if your
OS supports them.

Please do the following. If any of the steps below do not apply to you, or
you are unable to perform the function listed, please CONTINUE to the next
step.

Open the ZoneAlarm program, go to the OVERVIEW -> PREFERENCES tab, and make
sure the Load At Startup box is UNchecked. Close the program, then
right-click on the ZA icon and select Shutdown.

REBOOT.

You should now have no ZoneAlarm processes running on your system.

Now click Start -> Programs -> Zone Labs -> Uninstall. Be sure to say YES to
the security check.

WARNING - Do NOT run the ZoneAlarm Uninstall program while in Safe Mode
unless absolutely necessary. The program may not be able to make the proper
registry changes in Safe Mode, thus generating errors after a reboot.

REBOOT.

To make sure that you can see the ZoneAlarm system files, if they are still
on your computer:

a. Right-click on Start, then left-click on Explore. When the Windows
Explorer panel appears:

- In Windows 95, 98, 98SE: Click View -> Options (in Windows 98/98SE, this
will be called "Folder Options"). Click the "View" tab, then click the "Show
all files" radio button.

- In Windows ME, XP, 2000: Click Tools -> Folder Options. Click the "View"
tab, then click the "Show hidden files and folders" radio button.

b. Make sure you also UNcheck the box to "Hide Protected Operating System
Files" if you have one.

c. When searching, be sure it searches ALL hidden files and folders (in XP:
check Advanced search settings)

d. Click OK.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Making modifications to system files may disable crucial
functions of your Windows operating system. We strongly suggest re-enabling
the "Hide files and folders" feature once all ZoneAlarm files have been
removed.

Click on Start, then Search or Find, and select Files. Make sure that the
location box is set to search your local hard drive (usually C :)  or All
Local Drives.

Type the following exactly and delete the folder:

zonelabs (under your SYSTEM or SYSTEM32 folder)

"zone labs" (under your Program Files folder)

"Internet logs" (under your Windows or WINNT folder)

Type the following exactly - delete files found in \Windows or any subfolder
below it, in your \Temp folder, or in the Windows "Pre-Fetch" folder):

vsconfig.xml

vsdata.dll

vsdata95.vxd

vsdatant.sys

vsmon.*

vsmonapi.dll

vsnetutils.dll

vspubapi.dll

zaplus.*

zapro.*

zllictbl.dat

zlparser.dll

zonealarm.exe

zoneband.dll

vsutil.dll (please right-click, Properties -> Version to be sure it is a ZA
file. Do NOT delete this file unless it is a Zone Labs file!)

Make sure your Recycle Bin is empty (right-click and select Empty).

REBOOT

NOTE: If you received an error message upon deleting the files, or if the
original programs remain in the Programs list, or if the problem persists
after this, removing the files in Safe Mode will allow you to delete the
files properly. Click Start, Help, and search for "SAFE MODE" for
information specific to your system.

Now you should be able to get a clean install of the new version. Be sure to
NOT use the old settings as this can cause further difficulties if the
database is corrupt.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 5, 2005 7:25:49 PM

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> Thanks to all who gave advice, I have it working now. I also found
some info
> from pcanswers magazine
>
>
http://nh2.nohold.net/noHoldCust25/Prod_1/Articles55646...
>
>
Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the problem.

charlie R
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 7, 2005 1:21:05 AM

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"charlie R" <welpctSKIPME@psci.net> wrote in message
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> > Thanks to all who gave advice, I have it working now. I also found
> some info
> > from pcanswers magazine
> >
> >
>
http://nh2.nohold.net/noHoldCust25/Prod_1/Articles55646...
> >
> >
> Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the problem.
>
> charlie R
>

Thanks for the advice, but now whenever I re-boot the machine my cookie
control & ad blocking sliders go to the bottom off positions, so I have to
manually re adjust them after start up, how do I fix this?. What is your
opinion on sygate pro & outpost pro firewalls & how do they compare feature
wise to zap pro, especially program security, cookie /ad blocking & blocking
java, javascript & active X?

Dee for N.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 7, 2005 1:21:06 AM

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> > Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the
problem.
> >
> > charlie R
> >
>
> Thanks for the advice, but now whenever I re-boot the machine my
cookie
> control & ad blocking sliders go to the bottom off positions, so I
have to
> manually re adjust them after start up, how do I fix this?. What is
your
> opinion on sygate pro & outpost pro firewalls & how do they compare
feature
> wise to zap pro, especially program security, cookie /ad blocking &
blocking
> java, javascript & active X?
>
> Dee for N.

Sorry, I've always used ZoneAlarmPro, so I can't help with
comparisons. I can, however offer a possible solution. I learned
from reading on the ZA forums, that sometimes, if the PC shuts down
too fast, ZA doesn't get a chance to finish what it's doing, and this
causes some settings to not be saved for next boot. You could try
shutting down ZA manually, waiting a minute or two, and then rebooting
or shutting down the PC.

Another thing to try- Use the custom button to configure cookies and
mobil code, etc. When you've got it the way you want it, hit Apply,
and OK out. When you've got all the settings the way you want it, do
a backup of settings, and keep it in the ZA folder. Then you can
restore the settings if something gets botched. Backup and Restore is
on the Preferences tab in the Overview section.

One more thing, I run Win98. No longer supported, and newer versions
freezing, and getting corrupted. I went back to 4.5.594, which rarely
has any problems. A visit to Shield's Up shows all ports stealth, (
sorry, V.B. ). I really like ZAP for ease of configuration, and I'll
stick with the familiar so song as it works. Hope this helps.

charlie R
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 7, 2005 8:31:06 PM

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"charlie R" <welpctSKIPME@psci.net> wrote in message
news:D fle62$5qe$1@pscinews.psci.net...
> > > Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the
> problem.
> > >
> > > charlie R
> > >
> >
> > Thanks for the advice, but now whenever I re-boot the machine my
> cookie
> > control & ad blocking sliders go to the bottom off positions, so I
> have to
> > manually re adjust them after start up, how do I fix this?. What is
> your
> > opinion on sygate pro & outpost pro firewalls & how do they compare
> feature
> > wise to zap pro, especially program security, cookie /ad blocking &
> blocking
> > java, javascript & active X?
> >
> > Dee for N.
>
> Sorry, I've always used ZoneAlarmPro, so I can't help with
> comparisons. I can, however offer a possible solution. I learned
> from reading on the ZA forums, that sometimes, if the PC shuts down
> too fast, ZA doesn't get a chance to finish what it's doing, and this
> causes some settings to not be saved for next boot. You could try
> shutting down ZA manually, waiting a minute or two, and then rebooting
> or shutting down the PC.
>
> Another thing to try- Use the custom button to configure cookies and
> mobil code, etc. When you've got it the way you want it, hit Apply,
> and OK out. When you've got all the settings the way you want it, do
> a backup of settings, and keep it in the ZA folder. Then you can
> restore the settings if something gets botched. Backup and Restore is
> on the Preferences tab in the Overview section.
>
> One more thing, I run Win98. No longer supported, and newer versions
> freezing, and getting corrupted. I went back to 4.5.594, which rarely
> has any problems. A visit to Shield's Up shows all ports stealth, (
> sorry, V.B. ). I really like ZAP for ease of configuration, and I'll
> stick with the familiar so song as it works. Hope this helps.
>
> charlie R
>

Well I am running 4.5.538.00 pro on a p3-450!! Previously I was using
win98se with the same version, when I did a complete format & put on Win
2000 pro I did not have the stated problem(s) until a few days ago. I do not
think it is a speed problem on shutdown as Win 2000 pro runs slightly slower
on my machine than Win 98se did, but I upgraded to get a more stable version
of Windows. I have tried the custom cookies & mobile code but I will try the
backup of settings idea. I like zap pro for the same reasons & have used
Steve Gibsons site to check for problems, got a clean bill of health as
well. What was the last 4.5.xxx version since if I use that version it might
help.

tia Dee
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 7, 2005 8:31:07 PM

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"DNA" <original_dnaNOSPAM@XYZyahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "charlie R" <welpctSKIPME@psci.net> wrote in message
> news:D fle62$5qe$1@pscinews.psci.net...
> > > > Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the
> > problem.
> > > >
> > > > charlie R
> > > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the advice, but now whenever I re-boot the machine my
> > cookie
> > > control & ad blocking sliders go to the bottom off positions, so
I
> > have to
> > > manually re adjust them after start up, how do I fix this?. What
is
> > your
> > > opinion on sygate pro & outpost pro firewalls & how do they
compare
> > feature
> > > wise to zap pro, especially program security, cookie /ad
blocking &
> > blocking
> > > java, javascript & active X?
> > >
> > > Dee for N.
> >
> > Sorry, I've always used ZoneAlarmPro, so I can't help with
> > comparisons. I can, however offer a possible solution. I learned
> > from reading on the ZA forums, that sometimes, if the PC shuts
down
> > too fast, ZA doesn't get a chance to finish what it's doing, and
this
> > causes some settings to not be saved for next boot. You could try
> > shutting down ZA manually, waiting a minute or two, and then
rebooting
> > or shutting down the PC.
> >
> > Another thing to try- Use the custom button to configure cookies
and
> > mobil code, etc. When you've got it the way you want it, hit
Apply,
> > and OK out. When you've got all the settings the way you want it,
do
> > a backup of settings, and keep it in the ZA folder. Then you can
> > restore the settings if something gets botched. Backup and Restore
is
> > on the Preferences tab in the Overview section.
> >
> > One more thing, I run Win98. No longer supported, and newer
versions
> > freezing, and getting corrupted. I went back to 4.5.594, which
rarely
> > has any problems. A visit to Shield's Up shows all ports stealth,
(
> > sorry, V.B. ). I really like ZAP for ease of configuration, and
I'll
> > stick with the familiar so long as it works. Hope this helps.
> >
> > charlie R
> >
>
> Well I am running 4.5.538.00 pro on a p3-450!! Previously I was
using
> win98se with the same version, when I did a complete format & put on
Win
> 2000 pro I did not have the stated problem(s) until a few days ago.
I do not
> think it is a speed problem on shutdown as Win 2000 pro runs
slightly slower
> on my machine than Win 98se did, but I upgraded to get a more stable
version
> of Windows. I have tried the custom cookies & mobile code but I will
try the
> backup of settings idea. I like zap pro for the same reasons & have
used
> Steve Gibsons site to check for problems, got a clean bill of health
as
> well. What was the last 4.5.xxx version since if I use that version
it might
> help.
>
> tia Dee
Below is the link to the version release history page at ZoneLabs.
The 4.5.594 release may have fixed a problem with 2000. They were
cranking out new releases pretty often for a while there, to fix
problems reported. They never tell you about the bugs, but you can
read about them on the forums. Good luck.

http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm...

charlie R
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 7, 2005 8:31:10 PM

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"charlie R" <welpctSKIPME@psci.net> wrote in message
news:D fle62$5qe$1@pscinews.psci.net...
> > > Good for you! Glad to hear it. Good job of researching the
> problem.
> > >
> > > charlie R
> > >
> >
> > Thanks for the advice, but now whenever I re-boot the machine my
> cookie
> > control & ad blocking sliders go to the bottom off positions, so I
> have to
> > manually re adjust them after start up, how do I fix this?. What is
> your
> > opinion on sygate pro & outpost pro firewalls & how do they compare
> feature
> > wise to zap pro, especially program security, cookie /ad blocking &
> blocking
> > java, javascript & active X?
> >
> > Dee for N.
>
> Sorry, I've always used ZoneAlarmPro, so I can't help with
> comparisons. I can, however offer a possible solution. I learned
> from reading on the ZA forums, that sometimes, if the PC shuts down
> too fast, ZA doesn't get a chance to finish what it's doing, and this
> causes some settings to not be saved for next boot. You could try
> shutting down ZA manually, waiting a minute or two, and then rebooting
> or shutting down the PC.
>
> Another thing to try- Use the custom button to configure cookies and
> mobil code, etc. When you've got it the way you want it, hit Apply,
> and OK out. When you've got all the settings the way you want it, do
> a backup of settings, and keep it in the ZA folder. Then you can
> restore the settings if something gets botched. Backup and Restore is
> on the Preferences tab in the Overview section.
>
> One more thing, I run Win98. No longer supported, and newer versions
> freezing, and getting corrupted. I went back to 4.5.594, which rarely
> has any problems. A visit to Shield's Up shows all ports stealth, (
> sorry, V.B. ). I really like ZAP for ease of configuration, and I'll
> stick with the familiar so song as it works. Hope this helps.
>
> charlie R
>

Well I am running 4.5.538.00 pro on a p3-450!! Previously I was using
win98se with the same version, when I did a complete format & put on Win
2000 pro I did not have the stated problem(s) until a few days ago. I do not
think it is a speed problem on shutdown as Win 2000 pro runs slightly slower
on my machine than Win 98se did, but I upgraded to get a more stable version
of Windows. I have tried the custom cookies & mobile code but I will try the
backup of settings idea. I like zap pro for the same reasons & have used
Steve Gibsons site to check for problems, got a clean bill of health as
well. What was the last 4.5.xxx version since if I use that version it might
help.
!