Zone Alarm

  paulbuttrill 20:24 10 Mar 2012

After I upgraded Zone Alarm it now stops me using the Internet. I've tried both IE and Firefox. I have to disable ZA to access the Internet. I've uninstalled then reinstalled ZA but still has the same problem. I'm running Windows 7.

  Zak 20:30 10 Mar 2012

I personally use the Win 7 firewall. Also I take it you are on broadband and therefore your router also has a firewall. My advice would be to uninstall ZA.

  john bunyan 21:13 10 Mar 2012

I used to have PCTools firewall with W7 but had trouble with an update. I followed advice such as that from rdave13 and Zak and have used the W7 firewall since then with no apparent problems. Maybe there is a clash with your anti virus - I remenber a while ago AVG and ZA seemed to have problems together.

  Zak 21:47 10 Mar 2012


You may find this helpful if you want to do more than just use the default Win 7 firewall settings:

Introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  paulbuttrill 21:58 10 Mar 2012

It must have been the update because it was working fine until then. It's worked fine with Avast anti virus. Thanks for the advice. I've tried all kinds of settings in ZA but gave up in the end....I'll uninstall ZA and use Windows Firewall. Thanks again.

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