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Offline Lando

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Z. A . problem ?
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:01:00 AM »

I 've replaid "yes". What does it mean to have disabled  WebShield transparent
proxy mode ? (where is a proxy ? ).
Many thanks.

Offline Avastfan1

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Re: Z. A . problem ?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 10:53:34 AM »
Hi Lando,

See below for some information. Hope that helps and welcome to the forum.

Regards,

Avastfan1

Avast comes with an on-access scanning provider - Web Shield. It is able to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from the Web sites on the Internet. It’s implemented as a HTTP proxy running on your PC. Connections from your Web browser are redirected to the Web Shield module. Web Shield in turn connects to the requested web server and while downloading the content it scans it for viruses and Trojans. Only the clean data is delivered to the browser, every malware is stopped before it gets saved on your PC.

Under certain conditions, it is necessary to bypass the WebShield's transparent proxy and set things up manually. This includes the following situations:

- If you are using ZoneAlarm with Privacy Control turned on. Zone Alarm's cookie blocking feauture currently does not work properly with WebShield's transparent proxy. Having both features turned on may cause login problems when accessing pages that require cookies.
   
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- If you are using Windows 95/98/ME. WebShield's transparent proxy only works under NT-based operating system.

Proxy server settings for Firefox:

Watch the instructional videohttp://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ffproxy.htm

Proxy server settings for Internet Explorer when using broadband and/or local area network (LAN) Internet connection:

Watch the instructional video http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ieproxy.htmor follow these steps:

   1. Start Internet Explorer.
   2. Select Tools ® Internet Options... from the main menu.
   3. Switch to page Connections.
   4. Click on the LAN Settings... button.
   5. Check the option Use a proxy server for your LAN
   6. Write localhost into the Address field (alternatively, you can enter IP address 127.0.0.1, which is the same as localhost).
   7. Enter 12080 into the Port field.
   8. Confirm with OK button.

Proxy server settings for Internet Explorer when using dial-up modem Internet connection:

 Watch the instructional video http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/ws_ieproxy_dialup.htmor follow these steps:

   1. Start Internet Explorer.
   2. Select Tools ® Internet Options... from the main menu.
   3. Switch to page Connections.
   4. Select your dial-up connection from the list and click on the Settings... button.
   5. Check the option Use a proxy server for this connection.
   6. Write localhost into the Address field (alternatively, you can enter IP address 127.0.0.1, which is the same as localhost).
   7. Enter 12080 into the Port field.
   8. Confirm with OK button.

Note: If you use multiple connections, it is necessary to set the address and port of the local proxy for each connection separately.

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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Z. A . problem ?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 01:40:54 PM »
The problem with ZA right now is that the free version will install the Pro trial unless the user unchecked the option in the installation of the free version. So the user downloads the free version but end up with a pro trial with all its features and avast shows the ZA Pro compatibility popup.
In this case, answer YES. If you choose NO with the Privacy function of the pro trial installed, youc could experience problems with logons.

Generally, if the question appears and 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 or, if you want to keep this line, set it to 0. 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. In this case, the value ZoneAlarmCompatibility=1 should be at avast4.ini file.

More info:  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=1647.msg15960#msg15960
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