VCR97 20:25 20 Jul 2007

Every time that Firefox opens it is trying to act as a server, according to ZA. Why would it want to do that?

  Terry Brown 20:29 20 Jul 2007

I have downloaded Firefox and have no problems. It could be an incompatibility problem with ZA.

  VCR97 20:35 20 Jul 2007

That's possible. It did have a period of saying the same thing about IE6. I just click Deny.

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  Stuartli 23:53 20 Jul 2007

Each time you install an update of/install a browser, application, program etc that links to the Internet, ZoneAlarm will ask if you wish to give it Permission to do so, even if it has had previous Permission.

Providing you know it should have access, you just need to grant permission after ticking the box to Allow it.

  VCR97 18:53 21 Jul 2007

Thanks for the replies, but I still don't know why FF wants to act as a server. It didn't want to before I went to

  ashdav 20:17 21 Jul 2007

Server just means it accepts connections from the internet.

  Stuartli 21:37 21 Jul 2007

No, as I understand it, that's not correct - in fact the only item which I allow to act as a server is Skype.

ZA's own Help pages state that very few programs require server permission; these include Chat, Internet Call Waiting, Music file sharing (such as Napster), Streaming Media (such as Rea Player), VoIP and Web meeting.

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