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zone alarm pro
« on: May 31, 2005, 10:43:57 PM »
hello .
 hope someone can put some light on this ,just put avast bac on after having probs with my pc ie( a total crash wiped the lot off).
well just got up and running but when i put z/a bac on , avast pops up and says that z/a and avast r incompatible  something to do with web /email scanning  .
need to know whitch the best firewall , afree one that is compatible .
at the moment have got windows firewall and running sp2 ,do i need anything else or are they ok as is .


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Re: zone alarm pro
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 12:40:58 AM »
There is nothing wrong with ZA Pro and avast but you may need to lower the privacy settings to medium or low. Otherwise there could be a conflict/clach with Web Shield.

Check out these for fuller info.

ZONE ALARM - AVAST Web Shield compatibility dialogue - Install/Update Question - YES or NO

If you are using ZoneAlarm Free you should click NO, because privacy features are not present in ZoneAlarm Free this will not turn off webshield transparent mode proxy.
Use a text editor and edit the avast4.ini file, the default installation location is C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\avast4.ini (I would advise you copy avast4.ini before editing it, just in case).
Locate the line containing ZoneAlarmCompatibility= and delete that line.  Save the edited avast4.ini file.

If you are using ZoneAlarm Pro and Privacy Control in ZoneAlarm is set to High and if you click YES in avast comptability dialog box the transparent mode proxy in webshield will be turned off you have to manually configure browser to access internet. To manually configure your browser watch instructional video

For IE - broadband users: - Tutorial - Web Shield Proxy Set-up for IE
For IE - dialup users - Tutorial - Web Shield Proxy Set-up for IE (Dial-up)
For Firefox users - Tutorial - Web Shield Proxy Set-up for Firefox
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Re: zone alarm pro
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 12:54:57 AM »
One other thing to think about is that this incompatability does NOT effect
every ZA user. I have ZA Pro and have no problems with Web Shield.
The best advice is to try it. If it gives you a problem, disable Webshield.
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