MS update problem solved but MS makes new one

  MuDelta 15:53 11 Jul 2008

Installing the new ZA update has solved the MS update problem. But now MS keeps telling me (red shield) that ZA is off while ZA says it is not! ZA seems to be working and is active and asks if I want to allow net connections.

What is up and how can I stop the irritating MS warning - assuming always that it is not a genuine warning?

  grey george 18:16 11 Jul 2008

Is the za "z" icon showing in the tool bar?

  crosstrainer 18:23 11 Jul 2008

Go to control panel>security :

choose the ZA from the list, then show me my options, then click "I have a firewall / antivirus programme that I will monitor myself"

This will stop MS nagging you about the lack of security that doesn't exist. Many AV and antimalware programmes are not recognised by security centre. As long as you know it's on and up to date you are ok.

  MuDelta 18:37 11 Jul 2008

grey george

ZA=Zone Alarm, Z indeed in the tool bar.


  MuDelta 19:00 11 Jul 2008


Did that. It worked. Monitoring is now off; I will have to keep a close watch for probs.


PS In XP it is click on Reccomendations and then on the box you mention.


  crosstrainer 19:36 11 Jul 2008

Yes getting old! glad your sorted.

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