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Im4gzusgrl

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avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« on: February 24, 2007, 03:47:43 PM »
I have been running the free edition of avast antivirus as well as the free ZoneAlarm for over 2 months.

I just received a msg that said that the two programs are somehow interferring w/ one another, however the msg then froze and I couldn't read it.

Does anyone know anything about this?  I am concerned as these are the main two programs I use to defend my computer and if they are interferring w/ one another how is this diminishing my protection?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 04:21:12 PM »
avast and ZA free work well together, if there were a problem it would be all over the forums, unfortunately without any information on the error there isn't much to go on.

What is your OS ?
If XP is there anything in the windows event viewer (Application, System or AV sections) from this time period ?
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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 07:06:55 PM »
There is no conflict if you're using the free versionof ZA. There is a conflict between avast! and the Pro version of ZA.

Zone Alarm can't, at the moment, be used at all if you're running Vista.
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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 07:27:22 PM »
Hey Bob - do you know of any free, Vista compatible firewalls ( other than the Jetico beta)?

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 07:52:32 PM »
I'm using the Windows firewall in conjunction to my router.
Am waiting for ZA to get their act together.  :'(
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Im4gzusgrl

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 09:02:15 PM »
There definitely can and is a problem w/ it.

I got another message from avast on my computer that they are interfering w/ one another.  Something about if I wanted to turn off a web shield but it would stop the privacy settings of zone alarm from working. 

Also if you go on the zone alarm phorum under the general thread there are several posts concerning other ppl and problems w/ the FREE version of avast together w/ the FREE version of Zone alarm.

And my zone alarm also has not ever recognized that avast is running.  It finds NO antivirus program running.

And now not only is my zone alarm firewall not running - after I reinstalled it and uninstalled and downloaded it fresh from the website, but every time I restart my computer I have to turn on my windows firewall again because it turns off.

Are you sure no one here has heard of this?  I am going to have to get a new firewall and get rid of zone alarm or something if I can't fix this...?

thanks...

Im4gzusgrl

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 09:03:34 PM »
avast and ZA free work well together, if there were a problem it would be all over the forums, unfortunately without any information on the error there isn't much to go on.

What is your OS ?
If XP is there anything in the windows event viewer (Application, System or AV sections) from this time period ?
 

my OS is Windows XP - I'm not sure where the windows event viewer is...???

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 09:16:23 PM »
The privacy feature of Zone Alarm Pro can conflict with avast!  but since its not a part of ZA Free there's no problem with that combination.  Avast! will give you  a warning about the potential conflict when you install ZA - just answer "No" when it asks about turning off the web shield and you should be OK.

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 09:20:23 PM »
I did answer no.  And I have granted trusted rights on Zone Alarm to avast in all categories possible.

However there is still no firewall appearing when I go to security suite in Windows as there use to be, and therefore I have no where to turn on the Zone Alarm firewall and have to resort to using Windows lame firewall....

any ideas...?

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 09:31:00 PM »
avast and ZA free work well together, if there were a problem it would be all over the forums, unfortunately without any information on the error there isn't much to go on.

What is your OS ?
If XP is there anything in the windows event viewer (Application, System or AV sections) from this time period ?
 

my OS is Windows XP - I'm not sure where the windows event viewer is...???

Hi , control panel>administrative tools.

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 09:40:30 PM »
I got another message from avast on my computer that they are interfering w/ one another.  Something about if I wanted to turn off a web shield but it would stop the privacy settings of zone alarm from working. 

Then please tell us what it is, without information we are totally in the dark and unable to even guess as to what the problem might be.

Also if you go on the zone alarm phorum under the general thread there are several posts concerning other ppl and problems w/ the FREE version of avast together w/ the FREE version of Zone alarm.

Are these problems mentioned in any way related to what you are experiencing, if so , do a copy and paste of this information.

And my zone alarm also has not ever recognized that avast is running.  It finds NO antivirus program running.

Zone Alarm has never recognised avast or many other AVs, it has a competing AV product so there is no incentive to recognise other AVs, the windows security center recognises avast.

And now not only is my zone alarm firewall not running - after I reinstalled it and uninstalled and downloaded it fresh from the website, but every time I restart my computer I have to turn on my windows firewall again because it turns off.

Are you sure no one here has heard of this?  I am going to have to get a new firewall and get rid of zone alarm or something if I can't fix this...?

When you install ZA it turns off the windows firewall as you should only have one resident firewall.

Sorry I can't even answer that question as I don't know what your problem is.

To check the windows Event Viewer, My Computer, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer.
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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 09:51:08 PM »
Instead of relying on the Windows Security Center (an imperfect tool at best), why not test the firewall yourself.  Close your browser, change the ZA browser setting to "Ask", and then go on line again.  Does ZA alert you to the connection attempt or does it just allow it without intervention?

The questions in the Zone Alarm forum seem to be mostly related to it not recognizing avast! (which it doesn't - no big deal), and avast! update problems. 
« Last Edit: February 24, 2007, 09:52:43 PM by mauserme »

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 09:54:35 PM »
avast and ZA free work well together, if there were a problem it would be all over the forums, unfortunately without any information on the error there isn't much to go on.

What is your OS ?
If XP is there anything in the windows event viewer (Application, System or AV sections) from this time period ?
 

my OS is Windows XP - I'm not sure where the windows event viewer is...???

Hi , control panel>administrative tools.

there are many things under the list - what should I be looking for?  Thanks!

Im4gzusgrl

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007, 10:00:03 PM »
Instead of relying on the Windows Security Center (an imperfect tool at best), why not test the firewall yourself.  Close your browser, change the ZA browser setting to "Ask", and then go on line again.  Does ZA alert you to the connection attempt or does it just allow it without intervention?

The questions in the Zone Alarm forum seem to be mostly related to it not recognizing avast! (which it doesn't - no big deal), and avast! update problems. 

where do I change settings to Ask?

mauserme

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Re: avast complications w/ zonealarm?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2007, 10:11:12 PM »
there are many things under the list - what should I be looking for?  Thanks!
Yellow triangles with an exclamation mark and/or red circles with an X.  Double click them to get information about the event causing the alert.

[where do I change settings to Ask?
Right click the Zone Alarm icon in your system tray
Click Restore  Control Center
Click Program Control along the left column
Click the check marks to the right of the program you want to change, then click the ? to change it (or right click the program and remove it - then when it asks permission to connect tell it to remember the action and  click "Allow")


But really, if you've lost confidence in this maybe you should try Comodo instead.  Its a better firewall anyway.