Re: Bad Update?
- From: Ken <mystery@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:49:32 -0400
Ken Blake, MVP wrote:Now that ZA has a workaround (fix?) I'm back on the ZA bandwagon. While I understand your comment about outbound protection - as my Mother used to say... "it can't hurt!". Am I losing anything by using ZA? What's the Windows Firewall got that ZA doesn't?On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:21:27 -0400, Ken <mystery@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Yes, I now recall it was that 2-way protection that I thought was important. I didn't key-loggers to send my stuff into the nether world.
IanKR wrote:Reducing ZA sensitivity to Medium did the trick.I always let XP SP3 automatically install updates. Today, for the 1st time, I have trouble. When KB951748 is installed I not longer can get internet access. If I uninstall the fix everything works OK.It's a conflict between ZoneAlarm and that MS update.
1) - What could be causing this problem?
2) - XP automatically tries to reinstall the fix. How can I stop this?
I know I can choose to be asked before a fix is installed but I would prefer not to be bothered over and over again with this particular fix.
I followed this advice on ZA's User Forum:
and it still didn't solve the problem. The only thing that worked for me is to:
1. Uninstall KB951748; or
2. Retain KB951748, disable ZA's Firewall and enable Window's Firewall; or (if you want to
retain ZA's 2-way firewall)
3. Retain KB951748, change the slider in ZA's Firewall | Main | Internet Zone Security to
Med. (from High).
I opted for 1. above, until ZA(/MS?) produce a workaround.
Keep an eye on this thread in ZA's forum:
That works, but in my view reducing your security to make ZA work is a
very dangerous thing to do.
I've been a ZA user for a long time because I had heard bad things about window's Firewall back 3+ years ago. what's your opinion of the win firewall today?
I used to recommend ZA over the Windows firewall because it was
two-way, and the Windows firewall only monitored incoming traffic.
I've become convinced, however, that outbound protection is
meaningless. Once one of the nasties gets into your computer, it can
essentially do whatever it wants, including circumventing the
firewall. So the extra protection that a firewall that monitors
outbound traffic provides is more apparent than real.
I strongly recommend that you abandon your dangerous workaround (not a
real fix) and replace ZA with the Windows firewall.
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