Re: ZoneAlarm ver 5.0.590.015

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Interrogative, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Yes it does. They actually have preset that it goes back to the one window,
    when I reported that it wasnt working right.
    Both 5.x releases still interfere with things badly and they havent properly
    fixed it yet. Unable to use any 5.x version here and I paid for it!
    Interrogative, Jul 8, 2004
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    FrankV Guest

    Latest ZA Pro version 5.0.590.043 works as it should. I have no problem.

    FrankV, Jul 8, 2004
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    Joan Archer Guest

    It works well for me after installing version 5.0.590.043 before that I
    had problems with defrag and chkdsk, not anymore.
    Joan Archer, Jul 8, 2004
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    Sunny Guest

    My Zone Alarm Pro, daily prompts me to update, but,
    one day it offers ver 5.0.590.015, the next day ver 5.0.590.043.
    then back to 5.0.590.015. (when it decides which one is correct I
    Sunny, Jul 9, 2004
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    taff Guest

    I think that whichever it offers, it will still download the latest
    which is 5.0.590.043.

    Taff....... |
    taff, Jul 9, 2004
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    Don MI Guest

    Version 5.0.590.043 fixing the problem may be system specific. It did for
    you, it did not for me.

    Don MI, Jul 9, 2004
  7. zone alarm ver. 5.0.590.043 has everything fixed except the printer problem
    for which an update is due very soon. I'm not having any problems with it or
    my printer. I suggest you download the latest version. If you have .015
    update to .043.
    Bullwinkel J. Moose, Jul 9, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    ZA is getting too bloated for its own good. ie a firewall shouldn't have
    anything to do with printing. Perhaps some Symantec coders have moved
    over to zonelabs :)
    Plato, Jul 9, 2004
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    steve Guest

    god forbid! i was hoping the geneva convention forbid that ever happening.
    steve, Jul 9, 2004
  10. From what I understand there are several versions now of ZA. The free
    version is still small and quick and very useful. There is a suite with
    everything and a version with anti virus. I expect these are the one with
    bloat. I'm using the free version of "pro" and it works just fine.
    Bullwinkel J. Moose, Jul 9, 2004
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    UncleFrank Guest

    Please explain the free version of Pro !

    UncleFrank, Jul 9, 2004
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    Willie Guest

    What insider do you know at Zone Labs to get a free version of PRO...Please
    send me his name.

    Willie, Jul 9, 2004
  13. Sorry. I'm used to call ZA "pro". From now on I'll call it "free". In any
    case it is fairly simple and not bloated which was the point of the thread.
    It's all you need for a good firewall, maybe the best for the individual

    As I said like all developers ZA labs is adding stuff to the firewall
    program including an anti-virus module. I don't plan on using that as it is
    not free.
    Bullwinkel J. Moose, Jul 9, 2004
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    Shane Guest

    I thought you were technically correct given it's a common download now and
    you have to choose which to install during setup. One supposes that Free is
    now a crippled version of Pro. I may be wrong.


    Shane, Jul 9, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    As I said in another post, I may be just a tad old-fashioned, but I've
    never liked "all-in-one" apps or hardware. By hardware I mean combo
    printer/fax/copy/etc. as when the appliance breaks, you lose ALL the

    Same applies to this type of "do everything/fix/everything/address
    everything" software.

    I suppose I compare it to having your auto water pump, alternator, power
    steering pump etc. as a single unit. If that existed, if it broke, you'd
    be stuck. But luckily, if
    only your, lets say, power steering pump broke at least you could still
    drive your car.

    Often I also wish there was a "stripped down" version of XP. ie the OS
    only. Would boot
    nice and quick. Perhaps all I, and others only want an OS for the
    Internet and some
    basic word processing. Where is my Windows Lite? How about a $49 basic
    OS MS?
    Plato, Jul 9, 2004
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    Slotrot Guest

    Have been using Zonealarm -- free for about 4 -5 years. I quit updating it
    because there were always fixes being made. The "Free" version, as has been
    said before, is adequate for most users.
    Slotrot, Jul 9, 2004
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    I completely agree with you when it comes to hardware. If one
    component of a printer/scanner/fax combo breaks, you have to
    replace the entire unit.

    But I think it's an entirely different matter when it comes to
    software. First of all, software doesn't "break" and need to be
    replaced the way hardware does. If something in the software
    fails to work properly, the manufacturer will often patch and
    repair it. And if some feature doesn't work properly, that
    doesn't mean that other components of the software are therefore

    To me, the major disadvantage of multi-purpose software is that
    the component applications are often (but not always)
    light-weight and not as robust as separate alternatives. Moreover
    if you buy a multi-purpose package, you lose the ability to pick
    and choose features in applications you like in one vendor's
    product line and others in another vendors'. For example, I
    prefer Corel WordPerfect to Microsoft Word, but Excel to Quattro
    Pro. Unfortunately, my preferences here make for an expensive mix
    of products if I have to buy both Office suites.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 9, 2004
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    Joan Archer Guest

    I do agree about the added features, I much prefer to pick my own AV to
    use. I do run ZA Pro the paid version but don't intend using the bundled
    with AV ones.
    Joan Archer, Jul 9, 2004
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    Joan Archer Guest

    So this is where you're hiding <lol>
    Joan Archer, Jul 9, 2004
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    Shane Guest

    I prefer Kerio 2.1.5, but due to Sygate crashing in ME I tried ZA again
    (which for a long time caused problems in ME). Now I use ZA (free) in 98se
    and on one ME box (still Kerio 2.1.5 on XP - though there may be issues with

    The problems with *fixes* is knowing whether they're critical or bloat. Of
    course, one places significant trust in one's firewall and *should*
    (ideally) assume that all updates *are* critical.

    But, yes, I use ZA Free. But recent versions are a common download and you
    select either Pro or Free during installation. Never having installed Pro I
    don't know if it then downloads extra files, but doubt it.

    I'll grant that *crippled* was probably a little strong. *Disabled*.

    Shane, Jul 9, 2004
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