Zone Alarm is blocking a Spy Sweeper activity
My Webroot Spy Sweeper product is being blocked from updating the registry.
I don't think Spy Sweeper is doing anything harmful. The Spy Sweeper I am using is just the Spy Sweeper, NOT the Spy Sweeper with Anti Virus.
Is there a way to let Spy Sweeper update the registry (see Appendix A below)?
Below in Appendix A is my Zone Alarm Log and Appendix B is info about the Zone Alarm version I am on.
Thanks in advance!
Appendix A - Log entry
OSFW,2011/09/11,14:40:10 -4:00 GMT,BLOCKED,Spy Sweeper Engine,C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeper.exe,REGIS TRY,SETVALUE,,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURR ENTVERSION\RUN,ZoneAlarm,http://osalerts.zonealarm.com/osanal...ARG2=ZoneAlarm
Appendix B - Zone Alarm version
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security version: 10.0.250.000
vsmon version: 10.0.250.000
Driver version: 10.0.250.000
Anti-virus engine version: 22.214.171.124
Anti-virus signature DAT file version: 1059889408
AntiSpam version: 126.96.36.19971
ZoneAlarm Browser Security: 1.5.322.0
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Scanner: 188.8.131.52
ZoneAlarm ForceField Anti-Phishing Database: 184.108.40.206
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Sites Database: 04.155
Re: Zone Alarm is blocking a Spy Sweeper activity
no, SS is trying to access a zonealarm registry entry. To avoid tampering ZA refuses any action against its own processes or registry entry.
Be careful running multiple security tools, its does not always mean better security but software conflicts and tools blocking each other.
Also never run two antivirus or two firewalls at the same time.