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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by MAXAMOUS View Post
Your using ZA Pro. As someone already stated it scans at startup. Thus your problem.


Zone Alarm the basic free firewall (not ZA Pro) is just a firewall and wont scan at bootup. In fact it doesn't scan at all.

I just can't believe all these people badmouthing the free ZA because I've used it many many times on many systems and never ever any kind of slow down I could even notice. If your computers are slow it's either because your using ZA Pro or another version or something else IMHO.

Give my link in my sig a read if you want to protect your computer and not bog it down for free.
thx mate. i'll take a look...

and ZA is the top firewall, it is good, it's stopped many ad things from happening for my dad and a few bad things from happenin to me so, stop teh flaming
post #12 of 18
I found zone alarm to be... how to put this, VERY annoying. It did the same function as any basic firewall with the exception of doing it with allot more flash. If you sitting behind a router then you have a firewall. I used to use sygate, but gave up on that to as it didn't play nice with vista. Just monitor whats installed and if you have a hardware firewall you'll be fine.
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I think so, I've been using the free versions for a while and they work well, I haven't had any problems *touch wood*.
I had to take it off because it didn't allow Internet Connection Sharing.
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I'm thinking maybe i'll jsut uninstall pro later and jsut but the ZA firewall on my lappy. I run AVG free, and spybot S&D, and ad-aware 2007 so, so i think i'm good. any otehr security suggestions?
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used to use ZA and AV, found a better approach, hardware firewall and safe browing habbits seem to work better than any AV, i mind most ppl catch problems from that sites
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Get more RAM...I did.
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post #17 of 18
I've used ZA for almost a year, about 3 months ago i switched to using a combo of

Comodo Firewall "Free"

NOD32 $40 year

Ad-aware "Free"

All security guru's recommend the NOD32 + Comodo combo, they really work great together

Although I hear Eset the people who make nod32 are comming out with a security suite with a firewall built in
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post #18 of 18
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Get more RAM...I did.
it's got 2GIGS!!!

taht's teh absoloute max for that lappy if i recall...

I think the fact it's a Sempron, and lacking full cache is part of the problem...
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