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    Zone Alarm

    Hi,
    My Zone Alarm service is running out and I was wondering whether to renew it, or whether anyone might suggest a better program out there. I'm running Vista Premium with 2 gigs ram on a laptop. I have used Zone Alarm for years, but notice that there have been some issues recently. Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Zone Alarm

    I assume you are talking about ZA Security Suite?
    There are a LOT of individual <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> programs out there to give you good Firewall or Virus Or Malware protection.

    What particular issues did you notice with ZA?
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    Re: Zone Alarm

    You can get all sorts of opinions both positive and negative about any security suite. You can also spend a lot of time reading various reviews. Now you'll get mine <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> - if you are not having problems stick with what you have.

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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Hi,
    So far, I've had no problems but I was curious about other available programs. I thought I might need to explore other options, but I have to admit that ZA Security Suite has been fine for me so far.

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    Re: Zone Alarm

    I agree with Joe Perez: if you haven't had problems with ZoneAlarm, I'd stay with it.

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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Hans, with the recent ZA/KB951748 issue, I noticed on Woody's site that he does not recommend ZA. He was pretty strong about it, too. Do you know what he does recommend? I'm using the free version and haven't had any problems, well, that I know of. But I tend to listen to Woody, especially when it comes to which MSDefCon we're at. What do you think?
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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Woody was under the impression that it took ZA a week to release a patch for the KB 951748 problem, but as he notes in ZoneAlarm patches their products to avoid conflict with MS08-037 he was mistaken - ZA released a patch very quickly (as reported here in Woody's Lounge on July 10, in the thread starting at <post:=720,570>post 720,570</post:>).

    If you're satisfied with ZoneAlarm there's no reason to dump it.

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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Thanks, Hans!
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