I have the free version of Zone Alarm's Firewall on my computers. I am running Windows XPHome Edition on this pc, and Windows XP Pro on my second pc. Both computers areregularly scanned by a-squared, ewido, and Webroot Spysweeper. (I tried ZA Pro & InternetSecurity, but found that they slowed my pc too far down for my liking...)
On my XP Home Edition ONLY, both Spysweeper and a-squared flagged the Zone Labs/Zone Alarmextension .zzr as being malicious and a threat. It was picked up by both scanners as being a"Trace.Registry.SystemSurveillancePro" ; issue. ( In "Folder Options", then "File Types" in "Control Panel",my system considers .zzr to be Zone Labs/ Zone Alarm related...)
I contacted Webroot, and their tech support, using Process explorer and HiJack this logs from my machineruled it out as a false positive and Spysweeper does not pick it up anymore. A-Squared did not respond tomy query to them regarding this, so I do not know what their position is, but their scanner continues toflag it.
If this is a system surveillance infection, I certainly want to know. If it is a necessary part of Zone Alarm's Firewall,I would like to know that as well. I am also very curious as to why this does NOT show up in a-squared scans ofmy XP Pro machine, or on a-squared scans on friends' machines running XP Home, a-squared, and Free Zone AlarmFirewall as well... any enlightenment or similar eperiences out there?
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)