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    rjirish Guest

    Default V8 - No Protection

    I have installed Version 8 after Version 7 started showing "System Error" and could not be corrected.Version 8 appears to be doing absolutely nothing.System Tray icon does not show internet activity."Engage Internet Lock" and "Stop All Internet Activity" do
    NOT stop anything.Identity Protection does not prevent
    or alert me to identity information being sent.Program control does not show any programs or components.I have not received any alerts of any kind.
    ZoneAlarm displays "You are protected. No action is required" but there appears to be no protection of any kind!
    Any suggestions?


    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:8.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro

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    Default Re: V8 - No Protection

    Hi!
    do a proper complete manual removal of ZA and reinstall.First remove ZA from XP add/remove programs then
    01.) Restart your computer
    02.) When you see the screen go black and it starts booting back up keep
    tapping the "F8" key (at the top of your keyboard)
    03.) This should bring up a menu. Choose Safe Mode off the menu by
    using the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Safe Mode and press
    Enter
    04.) If you get a message asking to go to Safe Mode, choose Yes. If you
    get a help and support window, close this.
    05.) Once you are at the desktop, Click Start, My Computer
    06.) Click Tools, Folder Options, View Tab
    07.) Place a dot next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
    08.) Remove the check from "Hide Protected Operating System Files
    (Recommended)"
    09.) Choose Yes to the warning
    10.) Click OK
    11.) Double click C:

    Note: In the future steps if you do not see any files or folders, please click
    the "Show Files" link to view them.

    12.) Double Click the Program Files Folder
    13.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs -
    > ZoneAlarm folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as
    possible.

    14.) Close this window
    15.) Click Start, My Computer
    16.) Double Click the C:
    17.) Double Click the Windows Folder (It may also be WinNT)
    18.) Right Click the Internet Logs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes
    19.) Double Click the System32 Folder
    20.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs
    folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as possible.

    21.) Locate and delete the following files in the System32 folder if they are
    present:

    - vsconfig.xml
    - vsxml.dll
    - vsregexp.dll
    - vsdata.dll
    - vsdata95.vxd
    - vsdatant.sys
    - vsmonapi.dll
    - vspubapi.dll
    - vsinit.dll
    - vsutil.dll
    - vswmi.dll
    - zlcommdb.dll
    - zlcomm.dll
    - z llictbl.dat
    - zpeng24.dll

    22.) Clear your Temp Directory per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type %temp% and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    23.) Clear the Prefetch folder per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type Prefetch and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    24.) Remove the following registry entries by going to Start -> Run and
    typing in regedit. Use the folders on the left side of the window to navigate
    to the specified directories.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Zone Labs
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsmon
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsdatant

    *Important Advisory: Deleting registry entries incorrectly may cause
    serious problems to your operating system, which may necessitate the
    need to reinstall it. Please make sure you are able to perform these
    deletions correctly before you decide to edit the entries. If you are not
    sure, you should seek help from someone who is familiar with editing the
    registry.

    For information about how to edit the registry in Windows, from your
    desktop, click Start >> Run >> and type regedit. Click on Help >> Help
    Topics. Under the Contents tab, click Change Keys and Values (this may
    be found under the How to... section).

    Also, you should always make a backup of the registry before editing it.
    You can find this in the same section of the Help files.

    25.) Close this window, then empty your recycle bin.
    26.) Restart the computer.
    Re-download latest installer of ZA:www.zonealarm.com/zasuitedownload/Double check you are free from malware (use MBAM and superantispyware), link here:http://forums.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/....id=3787#M3787
    Clean you system and registry with ccleaner:http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds/downloadbinslimReinstall ZACheers,Fax

    Message Edited by fax on 10-24-2008 10:05 PM

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  3. #3
    rjirish Guest

    Default Re: V8 - No Protection

    Thanks, that did the trick.
    The anti spyware programs you auggested found
    "Rogue XP Antispyware 2009".
    I think this
    might have caused
    all of the problems in the first place.
    It is worrying that ZoneAlarm could say "You are protected. No action is required." when it wasn't doing anything.

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    Default Re: V8 - No Protection

    Hi!
    well, the virus was already there before installing version 8 and version 7 was corrupted (system error).

    Never believe messages about your system been infected coming from the system or the web browser.
    Only trust ZA. Once you install something on the PC it is very difficult to get rid of them.

    Also do not install other real time scanner, they may conflict with ZA and block each other.

    Cheers,
    Fax

    Click here for ZA Support
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  5. #5
    farnz Guest

    Default Re: V8 - No Protection

    Hi, Fax,
    Just noticed that in your excellent description for reinstalling the application you've written:
    "Re-download latest installer of ZA:www.zonealarm.xom/zasuitedownload/"
    I guess this should be
    zonalarm.Com
    ... etc shouldn't it?
    I only mention it because beginners might get a little stuck. :-)
    Regards,Pete.

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