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Omar

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major firewall problem!
« on: August 07, 2005, 05:14:44 PM »
I use AOL software to connect to the internet.

I`ve always used zone alrm and it has never caused any problems but yesterday I felt like a change and decided to try another firewall.

So I unistalled zone alarm and installed Kerio. But Kerio won`t let AOL connect to the internet, even though I allowed it full access.

I removed Kerio and tried sygate, same problem as kerio, won`t allow AOL access.

I removed sygate and tried Outpost, same problem as kerio and sygate. Even though I gave AOL full access, it still won`t let AOL connect.

Zone alarm has always allowed AOL to connect so I tried to install zone alarm again and every time it says "zone alarm has encountered a error and needs to close".

What should I do now? Does anyone know of any other good/decent firewalls?

Kerio, sygate and outpost are useless on my computer, so I need something else!

I want a free firewall!

Any recommendations would be welcome!

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2005, 05:24:43 PM »
Looks like ZA has something left there.
Delete ALL za files/folders and clean the registry.
Reboot and the problem should have been solved.

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005, 05:55:42 PM »
Hi eddy!

I deleted all the zone alarm files/folders.

I also deleted the zone alarm entries in the registry-I restarted the computer.

When I install zone alarm I get the same error message as before.

Outpost firewall still won`t let me connect to AOL :(

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2005, 06:03:06 PM »
There must be something left somewhere.
Find a good registry cleaner.

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2005, 05:38:09 PM »
I want a free firewall!

Any recommendations would be welcome!
how about Jetico Firewall? anyone want to comment about this free firewall?

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005, 09:10:37 PM »
Hi microsoft firewall along with microsoft antispy should allow AOL in.

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005, 09:27:57 PM »
Well I use AOL and it comes with free McAfee firewall, they work well together....... :)

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005, 09:33:42 PM »
Hey try the CCleaner, it help me alot when I still had a bits of Sygate files in my computer (recommend try using the Cleaner and the Issues but for the Issues, they'll ask you if you want to make a back-up, make a back-up anyways just in case  ;) :

http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.asp

(It's a free download)

Also I suggest that if you enjoy having Zone Alarm in the first place, just stick to it.   ;D
« Last Edit: August 08, 2005, 09:35:49 PM by FIXER »

Omar

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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2005, 10:56:49 PM »
Still can`t get zone alarm to download, so i decided to install:

"Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition"

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/products/firewall.htm

I noticed that with zone alarm now gone from my computer, my internet speed has slightly improved!

I wonder other people experience a improvement in internet speed when they switch from zone alarm to another firewall?




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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2005, 01:06:44 AM »
Zone Alarm can be a little heavy on system resources also. It probably has more functions, ad blocking, etc. so this may have an effect on browsing but I wouldn't have thought it would be that noticeable as you are on dial-up aren't you?
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Re: major firewall problem!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2005, 10:29:40 AM »
Zone Alarm can be a little heavy on system resources also. It probably has more functions, ad blocking, etc. so this may have an effect on browsing but I wouldn't have thought it would be that noticeable as you are on dial-up aren't you?

I am on DSL!

I gave up on dial up about 1 year ago!

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2005, 01:18:46 PM »
If only I could give up dial-up, too much string between the two tin cans to get it (too far from the exchange) a reliable fast connection.
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