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...?

    Thanks
     
    Zeitzeuge, Feb 22, 2009
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  2. Zeitzeuge

    Kayman Guest

    PFW Criticism.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_firewall#Criticisms

    "Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
    http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

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

    At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/19/at-least-this-snake-oil-is-free.aspx

    Deconstructing Common Security Myths.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/05/SecurityMyths/default.aspx
    Scroll down to:
    "Myth: Host-Based Firewalls Must Filter Outbound Traffic to be Safe."

    Exploring the windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/VistaFirewall/default.aspx
    "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
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc510323.aspx

    To remove ZoneAlarm completely from your computer in case normal uninstall
    can¡¦t be run or doesn¡¦t run properly...
    http://forums.zonealarm.com/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=AllowAccess&message.id=103
    --or--
    http://zonealarm.donhoover.net/uninstall.html
    --or--
    Revo Uninstaller
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/

    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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