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Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:26:15 PM »
All of a sudden, I'm having problems.  First, a couple weeks ago my laptop would not boot.  Took it to a shop.  They removed both Avast and Zonealarm Pro and problem solved.  I reinstalled Avast Free and no problem.  Then my desktop computer started locking up.  Turned off ZAP and no problem with locking up and a tremendous increase in speed.  Laptop is XP Pro and desktop is XP Home.  Both had the most current version of both programs.
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 09:35:43 PM »
I would drop ZA.
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 11:59:36 PM »
I gave up on ZA years ago it turned into bloated up crap and was a constant pain to keep tweaked so network worked.
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 12:18:00 AM »
Is there anything better or than Winblows firewall?  I'm always behind a router.  I just added a Toshiba laptop with Windblows 7 to my collection.

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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 02:23:09 AM »

yes, there are conflicts between avast and zone alarm, but this has been solved in the latest version of avast. What is your avast version?
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 02:26:40 AM »
Anything better?
In my personal opinion:

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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 03:07:20 AM »
I'm out of town right now.  I'll be home late tomorrow.  But as far as I know it's the most current version.  This problem did not start after an upgrades far as I know.

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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:16:03 AM »
If you don't already have Avast Version 6.0.1091:
Free:  http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe installed, this may help with ZA issues. 

However there have been many ZA FW issues in the past.  So it is up to you what you want to do, and confirm which version of Avast you actually have installed on your machine once you return home.  If you have the version stated above and still have issues, then I would recommend that you try one of the other FW's stated in this thread as a trial first.  Make sure you uninstall ZA per the vendors uninstaller tool and reboot your machine first prior to installing the new FW.

Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you.
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 02:51:59 PM »
yes, there are conflicts between avast and zone alarm, but this has been solved in the latest version of avast. What is your avast version?

Yes this is related to XP, avast and ZA, so should benefit dwarren2 on his XP systems.

That said there have been conflicts in the past with ZA and more so with ZA Pro, normally relating to its Privacy function and the web shield.
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 10:32:32 PM »
If you don't already have Avast Version 6.0.1091:
Free:  http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe installed, this may help with ZA issues. 

Now home. It is 6.0.1000.  Does Avast Pro Suite have a firewall and does it integrate better than ZAP?

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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 10:43:00 PM »
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Now home. It is 6.0.1000.  Does Avast Pro Suite have a firewall and does it integrate better than ZAP?
yes absolutely........since it is integrated   ;D


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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2011, 11:37:26 PM »
Just installed the update and things seem to be running very well.  Speed of computer is much faster.

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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2011, 05:36:24 AM »
Just installed the update and things seem to be running very well.  Speed of computer is much faster.

Good. :)
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Re: Is there a conflict with Avast Free and Zonealarm Pro
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2011, 06:45:44 AM »
Just installed the update and things seem to be running very well.  Speed of computer is much faster.
Glad to hear things are running better for you.  Enjoy your new product.  Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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