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    Zone Alarm and LAN

    Zone Alarm seems to be blocking my access to another PC running on the LAN.

    ZoneAlarm runs on PC1. McAfee runs on PC2.
    I have set up ZoneAlarm to trust IP addresses: 192.168.0.101

    With ZoneAlarm OFF
    PC1 can ping PC2 and modify shared files on PC2. Works the way I want it to but I
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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    On the computer running ZoneAlarm, have you given "Windows Explorer" permissions to access the network and internet?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    Dave, thanks for the postback. To answer your question, yes it is. I just now went back into Zone Alarm and discovered my own problem even after I worked several hours on this too trying all sorts of different things! I was always looking under Firewall / Zones. But under Firewall / Main, the Trusted Security Level was set to "High" which does not permit file sharing. I had to set that to "medium" and the problem was fixed. I knew it had to be something simple I was overlooking. Hope that information helps save the next person hours of debugging! Now I can spend time fixing PC2.
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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    That will do it every time.
    Thanks for posting the fix.

    As for PC 2
    Get ride of McAfee, I will not use it.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    What anti-virus would you suggest? I was also thinking of Panda Express and Nod32. NAV doesn't interest me as it seems to take too much control over your PC and I heard it is difficult to uninstall. I haven't tried turning McAfee totally off, just the firewall. But once I disconnect from the internet I'll give it a try and see if I can reach shared files on PC1.
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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    I use F-Prot Antivirus for Windows for my AV and ZoneAlarm for my firewall.

    Personal license Personal computer US$ 29.00
    Purchase F-Prot Antivirus
    The Home User license for F-Prot Antivirus for Windows covers up to 5 computers in the user's home. Home users with more than 5 computers should purchase a corporate user license.
    All prices refer to annual licences that include one year of virus signature file updates, version upgrades and technical support via e-mail.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    The current issue of PC World has a review of 10 antivirus programs.

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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    Avast is lightweight, effective, and <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> for home use. Highly recommended. I switched to it after evaluating several packages and will never again install Norton or another bloated package on my PCs.
    -Mark

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    Re: Zone Alarm and LAN

    Dave, DenGar, thanks for the information. I will certainly go through the PC World article. When my McAfee expires, I will make a decision. Thanks again for the information.
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