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    Default internet Traffic indicator box keeps stoping any Ideas Please....?




    I had to take my new computer into the manufactures service office , as the computer would not boot up, the service department said it was due to the HDD being corrupted ( not sure what that means )

    so the had to reinstall the OS
    ( Windows XP Media Edition )
    from the set of recovery CD s supplied with the computer,




    All look well when I got the computer home, so I than re installed Zone
    Alarm

    V 6.5.737.000 with out a problem, and every thing seemed to work as it did before the HDD got corrupted, but now when I come to try and send an attachment (JPEG)

    With an email or post one on a forum , it s a long time for the attachment to be uploaded, (
    7-15 Minuets ) on my dial up connection, where as before the HDD corruption it took less than a minuet to up load attachments, The thing ive now noticed is that when the attachment is now being uploaded the small internet traffic icon ( red / green flashing bars ) starts to move up and down then keeps stopping and starting and show the ZA logo , where as before the HDD corruption problem the red green bars kept moving up and down all the time ?
    I am wondering if I have some thing set wrong in ZA,

    Any ideas please..




























































    Thanks . Mypenry







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    Default Re: internet Traffic indicator box keeps stoping any Ideas Please....?

    I do not understand the mumbojumbo term of HDD is corrupted either. It must be a new lingo or something.

    I would understand that the HDD is dying or the OS itself is corrupted due to some drastic errors or malware infection.

    OKay the problem may be caused by the Privacy feature of the ZA. In the Site listing, just make sure there are all green checks next to the site. Or click it in the list (if it is not there, then just use the Add button) and in the Options just uncheck everything in the three tabs.

    http://www.donhoover.net/privacy.html


    Another thing that comes to mind is the DNS, DHCP, and the gateway could be involved.

    1. Go to Run type in command , hit 'ok', and type ipconfig /all then press enter. In the returned data list will be a line DNS and DHCP Servers with the IP address(s) listed out to the side.
    2. In ZA on your machine on the Firewall>Zones tab click Add and then select IP Address. Make sure the Zone is set to Trusted.
    3. Click OK and then Apply and see if that works to fix it.
    4. The loopback or localhost (127.0.0.1) must be listed as Trusted.
    5. The Generic Host Process (svchost.exe) must have server rights for the Trusted Zone.
    Plus it must have both Trusted and Internet Access.

    See>

    http://www.donhoover.net/dnsdhcp.html

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

    It could be also the other security applications are interferring. Do they have ad blockers or site protection? These guards should be disabled. Were the standard antivirus/firewall that come with the Recovery Disks uninstalled and then their appropiate cleanup utilites used? Even there antiviruses have somehidden firewalling capabilities, so it is adviseable to use these tools as an added precaution.

    Symantec Removal Tool>

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...&osv=&osv_lvl=

    or>

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Rem...NRT_d4749.html

    McAfee Removal Tools>

    http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe


    http://download.mcafee.com/products/...leanupTool.exe

    A good file/reg freeware cleaner ( has cookie manager and does enhance privacy by removing any used or dead revealing files or tracks)>

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_S...ish_d4191.html


    Another thing is the browser itself. It should have server rights for the Internet Zone ( temporarily, of course) in the ZA. Plus the browser itself maybe be causing the slowdown. The content filtering of the browser has to be arranged to allow all for the site as well, not just the ZA.

    Do all of these steps, clean the browser caches (both cookies and files) and clean the disk (using file cleaner or just Windows disk clean utility) and reboot and try it now and see what happens.

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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