Zone Alarm Suite 2009 causing Failed Security system dialogue

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  1. miscolobo

    miscolobo Notebook Deity

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    Ive had Zone Alarm Suite 2009 for a bout a month now and i think that it is the source of the message

    " Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog. Failure- security options"



    I have disabled Windows Defender (which was the biggest cause to this problem from what i've read).


    Since the reformat of my computer, Zone Alarm was the only anti virus that i used and it still causes this problem..


    is it possible that i have to buy another? :(
     
  2. Jlbrightbill

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    Zone Alarm has been bloatware since around version 4.x, I suggest switching entirely.
     
  3. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    Yeah, Zone Alarm is terrible.
    You don't have to buy another, just use Avira. They have an excellent free version available.
    http://www.free-av.com/
     
  4. miscolobo

    miscolobo Notebook Deity

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    Thanks for the requests guys but i think i will buy one entirely.

    Since i have gotten Zone Alarm Suite 2009 it has scanned around 5 trojan viruses which has been slowing down my computer by a long shot than my free Virus Scanner has found beforehand.


    Any good recommendations for worthwhile retail anti virus software?
     
  5. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    Avira free is just as good as any commercial anti-virus. In fact, Avira Free is their commercial version with a few nags asking you to buy the retail version. If you'd been using AVG before... well... AVG sucks. So does Avast.
    Anyway.
    Retail I recommend BitDefender and NOD32.
     
  6. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I have not run a full security suite in awhile; however, I have been running ZoneAlarm AntiVirus for several years now and find it to be quite good; certainly not bloatware. In fact, if I could get the full ZoneAlarm firewall without the AV I would, and not run AV at all, but ZAAV is the best choice for me on Vista at this time.

    You are not also running ThreatFire by any chance, are you?
     
  7. miscolobo

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    I have no clue what that is so I guess not
     
  8. vi3tscorpian

    vi3tscorpian Notebook Evangelist

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    i agree to disagree that ZA is a bloatware. i would say ZA is very effective as a firewall. the only downside is that ZA takes quite an amount of system resources.
     
  9. Hep!

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    Unless you are hooked directly to the internet, there is NO NEED for a software firewall. If you are hooked directly to the internet... buy a router... it's a hardware firewall. Even if you only have one computer, the $50 spent on the router is way better than the $50+ that would be spent on whatever security software you would buy.
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    This has been covered so many times already, but once more for clarity, OK?

    My PC is a notebook, so when I am home it is connected to the internet through a router (two in fact); however, being a notebook is is also portable and therefore does not always stay at home. A software firewall is quite nice for those situations.

    Also, unlike Windows Firewall, The ZA firewall (at least the paid versions) allows for easily configuring outgoing connections. I know, you will say that anything you let on your machine is your own choice. Still, some of those programs I do block from having internet access.

    Myself? I find a software firewall to be more valuable and important than antivirus or antispyware software.
     
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