I was having trouble accessing a website and I thought that Zonealarm was stopping me, so I closed it down and within about a minute, Avast Antivirus had found a virus in one the system files. so I restarted and ran a full scan at bootup - that sorted it.
I am just curious as to why I received the virus. I had not looked at any emails, I was on dabs.com and HSBC I think. could zonealarm have stopped this?
Th other reason I ask is because zonealarm is constantly reporting it has blocked access to my computer - the most recent one: The firewall has blocked Internet access to your computer (ICMP Echo Request ('Ping')) from 126.96.36.199.
Time: 11/09/2003 18:39:08
since logging on 22 minutes ago, I have received 392 of these warning, is this normal? I remember a few years ago when I first installed Zonealarm I might get one or two blocks in a single session.
The vast majority of the "warnings" from ZoneAlarm are of no significance whatsoever, perfectly acceptable and should be ignored - the virus is most likely to have come in an e-mail and your AV has clearly caught it.
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