Hello. I recently managed to get my new pc online (thanks to ed-0) and thought that I had better get the security stuff sorted. The recent pc gamer mag has an AVG antivirus which I installed, and a firewall-zonealarm. The problem is that when I install zone alarm I am told to restart my pc, when I do this a blue screen appears telling me (among other things) to retart in safe mode. It only boots up normaly after uinstalling zone alarm-I also get a serious error message. I have turned off the the windows firewall but no change. Also-Im having problems getting online-it seems a bit hit n miss as to whether I am connected or not. No formal sign in, sometimes asks for a user name password, other times lets me staight on? Any help appreciated.
Did you turn off the windows firewall before you installed zone alarm?If not,which i suspect,it will cause probs for you.Delete zone alarm,Turn off windows firewall and re-install zonealarm,and see what happens.Stay offline while you sorting firewalls out
I've just switched from ZA to Comodo. I was having problems with ZA again, so rather than trying to repair etc, changed to Comodo firewall. I have to say, been using now for about a month, and I've had no problems at all.
Thanks for all your replies. I have decided to install the comodo firewall. I did read somewhere that Virgin isp customers have difficulties with zonealrm, so I decided to go for something different instead of phaffing about. I have a few other probs now though!
I can't connect to the internet at will, most times I have a box appear asking me to dial up my isp, this never works. Other times it just connects for me, no dial box's/ siggn in box's or anything? Does anyone have an idea of how I can set up a simple option of connect/disconnect type thing? Im connected through a router. Thanks