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  1. #1
    aronking
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    Default Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Noticed that Zome Alarm Pro 5.0 has been released in the last few days.

    I am curious if anyone has had any problems with this update software? Every situation/location/configuration seems to vary so I would like some feedback from Press F1 readers on this update before deciding on using it.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    aronking
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Just been surfing some review sites and it does not look good. There seems to be a number of complaints especially if running Nortons AV and XP.

    Here is a link:
    http://www.pcqanda.com/dc/dcboard.ph...d=300682&page=

    I suppose it always pays to check or otherwise one will pay!

    Cheers


  3. #3
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    corrected link

    no problems on serveal pc's win98, nortons 2003.

    i see some people complaining the antivirus monitoring dosn't work with some antivirus progs....ZA only lists about 4 av progs that will work with it......not a big deal really.

  4. #4
    FrankS
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    No problems with Norton AV 2004 and XP home

  5. #5
    R2x1
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Norton AV 2003 and Win XP Pro, no problems with Zone Alarm that I've noticed yet.

  6. #6
    FrankS
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?


  7. #7
    Scouse
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Hi Folks. Here's some comment from a US site....

    2) New ZoneAlarm Version Disappoints
    ZoneAlarm is beginning to suffer from "kitchen sink" syndrome: Each version has added more and more features until what once was a simple, elegant firewall is now a complex security suite.

    The newest version of ZA Pro is supposed to add active antivirus protection to your mail stream. I really didn't need this function--- I already have an AV tool guarding the mail--- but didn't see a way to tell ZAP to disable its separate AV protection. Maybe the setting was there, but I never got that far...

    As soon as I tried gathering mail, my resident AV tool (Norton) went nuts, popping up an unending stream of "virus found and removed..." messages. My guess is that ZA changed the way it processes and stores mail files, so that my AV tool no longer recognized the already-processed files as safe. I wasted an hour or so trying to get the two tools to play nice, but eventually gave up in disgust: Who has time for this? I tried uninstalling the new ZAP and reinstalling the previous version, but Norton remained badly hosed by all the diddling I'd done to it. In the end, it was faster and simpler for me to roll my system back to the pre-change state, using ZAP 4x as a firewall, and Norton for AV protection. Now everything works fine again.

    I'm not the only one having trouble:


  8. #8
    metla
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Anyone have a recomendation as to what version of Zonealarm is the best to use?

    Personally hate bloatware.

  9. #9
    R2x1
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?

    Whoooooooopppps:-
    Some e-mails were getting out unscanned, so I uninstalled ZA 5, deleted
    it's home directory, removed the reg. entries that refer to it, got all the
    short-cuts out, re-booted a couple of times. Then re-installed ZA 4.5 and
    NAV. Now all appears to be sweetness and light again in that department.

    Zone Alarm 5 May not be ready for release yet. A bit surprising from this
    firm, but maybe the ownership change is at the bottom of it all.

    R2

  10. #10
    Capt.Hook
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Pro 5.0 - Any Comments?


    Installed version 5.0, suffered all sorts of issues, so uninstalled and reinstalled previuos version 4.5.
    All is sweet once again.
    At the end of the day,all I want is a firewall,I have good security from my NOD32.

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