Zonealarm and Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Zeitzeuge, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Zeitzeuge

    Zeitzeuge Guest

    Zonelabs Zonealarm firewalls on XP-systems delivers a constant flow of blocked attempts to access the computer. Another computer with windows vista also uses Zonealarm but the there are absolutely no blocked attemps listed in the log-windows. What's the reason: Is the firewall badly installed or does vista block the attemps before the firewall does so...?

    Zeitzeuge, Feb 22, 2009
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  2. Zeitzeuge

    Kayman Guest

    PFW Criticism.

    "Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.

    Why your firewall sucks.
    "But I quickly realized the truth: The added protection provided by
    outbound filtering is entirely illusory."

    At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.

    Deconstructing Common Security Myths.
    Scroll down to:
    "Myth: Host-Based Firewalls Must Filter Outbound Traffic to be Safe."

    Exploring the windows Firewall.
    "Outbound protection is security theater¡Xit¡¦s a gimmick that only gives the
    impression of improving your security without doing anything that actually
    does improve your security."

    Managing the Windows Vista Firewall

    To remove ZoneAlarm completely from your computer in case normal uninstall
    can¡¦t be run or doesn¡¦t run properly...
    Revo Uninstaller

    Good luck :)
    Kayman, Feb 22, 2009
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  3. Zeitzeuge

    Zeitzeuge Guest

    Thank you, son! That's exactly the sort of answer I expected...
    Zeitzeuge, Feb 23, 2009
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