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BRANDONN2008

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ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« on: September 17, 2010, 04:26:33 PM »
I remember reading a post about a scare tactic email or pop-up used by McAfee or Norton to buy their product. Today I got a shady pop-up from ZoneAlarm. Tell me what you think about it.

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 04:40:58 PM »
Since ZA has never recognized avast!, it's not surprising.
I'm sure if you had Symantec or McAfee, you wouldn't get this message.
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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 07:02:04 PM »

rdmaloyjr

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 11:51:21 PM »
I'm using ZoneAlarm Pro & I didn't get the "scare tactic pop-up".

rdmaloyjr

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 12:04:48 AM »
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Don't run shady products. ;)

I agree, don't use Outpost or Comodo!

IMHO, ZoneAlarm Pro & ZoneAlarm Free are the best fw's.

If they ever get the problems & bugs out of OA & Privatefirewall

we might have two more fw's to chose from. ;)






SafeSurf

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 01:17:56 AM »
The bugs are out of OA for quite some time now.  Try it and fully compatible with Avast.

BTW, why do we now have 3 threads going on about this za issue???  :P

YoKenny

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 01:41:47 AM »
I'm using ZoneAlarm Pro & I didn't get the "scare tactic pop-up".
That's because you are not using ZoneAlarm Free.  ::)

People have their favorite software firewalls and some like free ones. ;)

rdmaloyjr

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 04:11:43 AM »
I don't think it's a scare tactic, there's more protection in the Pro version

in the form of hips.  

Look in your ui of avast! 5, it says "increase your protection today and save 50%".

If ZA's warning of the dangers from a bad virus is a scare tactic,

then avast!'s "increase your protection today and save 50%" is a scare tactic.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2010, 02:22:33 PM by rdmaloyjr »

ImWarm

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 07:05:36 AM »
I don't think it's a scare tactic, there's more protection in the Pro version

in the form of hips. 

Look in your ui of avast! 5, it says "increase your protection".

If ZA's warning of the dangers from a bad virus is a scare tactic,

then avast!'s "increase your protection" is a scare tactic.

Actually, Avast's banner just offers 50% off AIS and explains additional features, while the ZA popup claims that the user's PC is at risk if they do not upgrade. So ZA is the one using the "scare tactic."

Joe S

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 10:55:02 PM »
I quit using the ZA free years ago it got bloated, was a pain to network, annoying pop ups and had a lot of conflicts to resolve.
Joe

BRANDONN2008

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Re: ZoneAlarm Scare Tactic?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 02:00:08 AM »
I switched to it because PC Tools Firewall had annoying for pop-ups for things like binaries changing and programs trying to use other programs, and I didn't know what to allow or not, so I knew ZoneAlarm was simpler.