XP security alert - zone alarm firewall is off

  boo_hiss_boo 18:50 28 Nov 2004

Hi guys

I keep getting a message from the XP security alerts that zone alarm reports that the firewall is currently turned off. I open the zone alarm control centre and it tells me it is active. Can anyone help me find out

1) if zone alarm is actually on
2) if it is, why do I keep getting a report that it is not
3) if it isn't, whay it would be off and how I can change this


  Carpigiani 20:39 28 Nov 2004

Which version of Zone Alarm are you running. Version 5.1 or higher is required with XP SP2 click here

  alnwrd 22:46 28 Nov 2004

You can turn off this annoying message by disabling windows security centre. If you do, make sure you are running zone alarm and an up to date anti virus package. If you see the zone alarm icon and antivirus icon on your screen then you can be sure they are running. To turn off the security centre clickk start and run services.msc, double click security centre and select disable.

  TomJerry 23:40 28 Nov 2004

I am really annoyed by windows security centre.

I wishes MS stop treat everyone like idoit. Linux people may think I am becuase I use and like windows.

  boo_hiss_boo 23:31 30 Nov 2004

HI guys

thanks for the responses, I have not been on line for a couple of days so I have not read them until now. I am running version 5.5 and zone alarm tells me my firewall is running and active. I think I will indeed take your advice and turn off the security centre

Thanks Guys :o))

Boo x

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