Cannot Install ZoneAlarm

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by cbcb52, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. cbcb52

    cbcb52 Guest

    Zonealarm 70_337_00 stops instal at 4% in Vista Home
    Tried "Recomended settings " and running in XPSP2 mode
    and it does not install - I tried to uncheck windows firewall
    too , and it stops responding at 4%.
    Although there is a support page at Zonelabs , there where
    no topics concerning this issue.
    Is Zonealarm incompatible with Vista ? If so , any free
    firewall working with Vista ?
    Thanks
     
    cbcb52, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. It appears ZoneLabs hasn't released a Vista compatible version as yet though
    they have one in beta:
    http://tinyurl.com/yw35rw

    You could try Windows Firewall until it's released or you might try getting
    into the Zone Alarm beta.
     
    Michael Solomon, Apr 25, 2007
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  3. Nothing for the version of ZA that you are trying to install says that it is
    designed for Vista.

    They are now actively testing a version that is.

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    Richard Urban, Apr 25, 2007
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  4. If you are behind a router/firewall, then the Windows Firewall is
    sufficient.
     
    Charles W Davis, Apr 25, 2007
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  5. cbcb52

    Doris Day Guest

    Actually if one is behind a NAT router, no firewall should be necessary at
    all. Hmmm, then again, maybe with Windoze, piling condoms on top of condoms
    is still necessary.

    Love and Kisses,
    Doris
     
    Doris Day, Apr 25, 2007
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  6. Doris,
    Some folks like the multiple layers. Just last week, I picked up a computer
    from a club member with the request to clean out the viruses that his
    anti-virus program had missed. He couldn't figure out how why he couldn't
    get anything done. He had repeatedly turned the Windows Firewall on, was
    behind a router and had installed both Norton Internet Security 2007 and a
    priced version of Zone-Alarm on a Windows XP system!!!
    He wanted to "protect his assets." He did nothing other than play Free Cell
    and look at his occasional e-mail messages, no banking, no on-line
    purchases. That comes with the territory in a retirement community.
     
    Charles W Davis, Apr 25, 2007
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  7. cbcb52

    Frank Guest

    Oh Doris...for some reason I actually thought you were smarter than that.
    Mark me disappointed. :-(
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 25, 2007
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  8. cbcb52

    XS11E Guest

    Personally, I believe ZA is incompatible with everything, it's on my
    list of malware. There are other firewalls including the built-in one,
    I know of none that will cause the conflicts and problems that ZA
    routinely causes.
     
    XS11E, Apr 25, 2007
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  9. cbcb52

    CZ Guest

    Is Zonealarm incompatible with Vista ?

    Personally, I believe ZA is incompatible with everything, it's on my
    list of malware. There are other firewalls including the built-in one,
    I know of none that will cause the conflicts and problems that ZA
    routinely causes.

    XS11E:

    Interesting:

    I have been running ZA beta f/w in Vista for about a month without any
    problems.

    Very nice f/w IMO.
     
    CZ, Apr 25, 2007
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  10. cbcb52

    XS11E Guest

    If it works for you, that's great. But sooner or later....

    I will say one good thing about ZA, they have been VERY good about
    admitting their screwups and issuing fixes and that's more than I can
    say for some software companies.
     
    XS11E, Apr 25, 2007
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  11. cbcb52

    CZ Guest

    If it works for you, that's great. But sooner or later....

    XE11E:

    I have also used ZA free in XP for several years without problems.
     
    CZ, Apr 25, 2007
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  12. cbcb52

    XS11E Guest

    I've fought conflicts with it since the original version. You've been
    lucky.
     
    XS11E, Apr 25, 2007
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  13. cbcb52

    john Guest

    you never disappoint Frank, we already know just how dumb you are...
    you couldn't line up a handful of M&M's in alphabetical order, the "W's"
    would confuse you.

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    Hey Frank, which one of these is you?
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    john, Apr 25, 2007
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  14. cbcb52

    Sharon Guest

    ROFL ;-) That cracked me up.

     
    Sharon, Apr 25, 2007
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  15. cbcb52

    Sharon Guest

    What about Comodore firewall? I noted someone in another thread reccommended
    it.
     
    Sharon, Apr 25, 2007
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  16. cbcb52

    XS11E Guest

    I've little experience with it but I agree, many recommend it.

    In Vista, I'm fine with the included firewall and a router.

    Let me expand my comments on ZA, much as I think it's malware, much as
    it's known for conflicts with other software, it does work well as a
    firewall so if you run it w/o problems or conflicts with other
    software, I wouldn't change but if you haven't already installed it,
    I'd at least look at others.
     
    XS11E, Apr 25, 2007
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  17. cbcb52

    CB Guest

    I always used Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite on Windows XP with no
    problems whatsoever. However, ZoneAlarm is not compatible with Vista. The
    ZoneAlarm Beta for Vista is also incompatible. I wouldn't waste the time
    contacting ZoneAlarm for a resolution to any problems. You could go on a
    vacation for one month and upon returning home you would find that ZoneAlarm
    has not yet answered your question. Their support department is almost as bad
    as Norton's. These comments are based upon personal experiences. I refuse to
    trashtalk any product, even when it is deserving of such talk.
     
    CB, Apr 25, 2007
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  18. cbcb52

    CZ Guest

    However, ZoneAlarm is not compatible with Vista. The
    ZoneAlarm Beta for Vista is also incompatible

    CB:

    The ZA betas for Vista has worked great for me for about a month.
     
    CZ, Apr 26, 2007
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  19. cbcb52

    CB Guest

    I have had problems with the last two releases of ZA Beta. The latest Beta
    release disconnected my internet connection and caused havoc with my network
    connection. I could not overcome the problem until I uninstalled it. Also,
    both of the latest two releases of the Beta took forever to load at startup.
    Technical support for ZoneAlarm is absolutely terrible. The first thing they
    told me was that ZA is not compatible with a 64 bit processor (not 64 bit
    OS), which is incorrect. The tech support and customer support departments
    could not even answer my question as to whether or not the final release for
    Vista would work with a 64 bit OS. They didn't have a clue. I find this to be
    astonishing. The tech support rep did not know that Vista came in more than
    one edition. I had to explain to him the various editions and how they
    differed from one another. I will give the tech support rep credit for two
    things. He was very polite and friendly. These statements are based upon my
    personal experience with ZoneAlarm. ZoneAlarm was, in the past with XP, as
    far as I am concerned, the finest Security Suite in the business. However, ZA
    was not prepared for the release of Vista and they still seem to be lost when
    it comes to getting the software ready for use with Vista. This is
    inexcuseable.
     
    CB, Apr 26, 2007
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  20. cbcb52

    Ryka Guest


    Does Zone Alarm work with 32 bit? I loved it on my XP and tried to install
    it on Vista, but had no luck and couldn't find anything saying that they are
    compatible with Vista or even working on it. Do we just wait until they
    announce a Vista download?
     
    Ryka, Apr 26, 2007
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