Is there an lazy/lame programming movement to request internet access via 127.0.0.1 (as prompted by Zone Alarm dialog box)?
Is there a way to configure Zone Alarm to block internet access via 127.0.0.1 while allowing applications localhost access?
I noticed that a number of applications (including Firefox) that request internet access via 127.0.0.1 (applications that I have launched).
I have seen this on a number of occasions and I am almost positive that it is not a virus, Trojan Horse, etc. (like 99.999% sure, but no one is perfect).
I block them, and proceed on the way, but this prompting is not unusual.
I am not a network expert, but I have seen it stated before that 127.0.0.1 is not a internet address, but internet access is what the Zone Alarm dialog box is using for a phrase.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
Re: internet 127.0.0.1
right click the ZA icon near the clock, about, copy to clipboard, paste it here. Also specify the operating system that you have.
Your ZA is most probably misconfigurated. 127.0.0.1 is your PC (= localhost). Software needs to access to this address (your PC) to work properly. You most likely have an old ZA? A misconfigured ZA? A corrupted ZA?
The easiest solution is to remove ZA from the control panel (uninstall a program in windows 7, add/remove a program in XP).
Run the ZA removal tool and install the latest version that you find here: Looking for the latest version?
Use the default settings and you will be fine.
Also read this: What is 127.0.0.1