I never had this issue with ZAIS 7.x but now I've had it twice in a week.
We just adopted a new dog, so I've been googling assorted pet info and when hitting a result link I'll get one of those fake antivirus scanning sites that I have to ALT-F4 rapidly to close the windows and kill off firefox to escape.
These results are turning up in the top 5 results in Google searches, so they need to do some cleanup too.
If you want to see the one I just hit, you can search: free spay vouchers greenville sc
and hit the link for "CLICK HERE! MORE INFORMATION!spay usa billboard" which was the 4th in the results.
DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THESE LINKS BELOW! THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF THE SITES THAT ARE GETTING THRU ZAIS 8 AND MAY HARM YOUR COMPUTER. Sorry for the caps, but really don't hit these unless you are in a test environment and are using the data to improve this product.
The google result brings you to:
Which then redirects you to (pulled from history):
Which launches go.php here:
I have used the Firewall / Zones feature to block these domains, and the last batch from a few days ago also, but you would think that ZoneAlarm would be preventing this from happening at all.
This makes me wonder if all the ads I keep getting for their Internet Shield add on means that they have removed some protection that was in ZAIS 7 so they could sell it as a separate product.
IMHO Internet Security means I should be secure from these hijack and redirector attempts.
Also, after the first incident I did a full av/spyware scan, ZA came up clean. I then ran the free version of AdAware and it located and removed a Browser Hijack Attempt.
My subscription for ZA runs out in a couple of weeks and I'm considering going back to Trend because of this issue alone.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite