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Thread: ZA free firewall preventing ALL my downloads, how to fix this?

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    myza Guest

    Default ZA free firewall preventing ALL my downloads, how to fix this?

    I have ZA free firewall installed, every time i initiate a download from the web, even with the ZA free firewall UPDATE, the firewall blocks the download. I am using Mozilla Firefox as my web browser.

    The message I got was "This download has been blocked by your Security Zone Policy - zonealarm.com"

    I have ZA free firewall installed on another pc and I have checked that all the settings on both pc are the same, but I have no problem downloading from the 2nd pc. So what can I do to fix this problem on the 1st pc? What is stopping my downloads on the 1st pc?

    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    findley Guest

    Default Re: ZA free firewall preventing ALL my downloads, how to fix this?

    myza,
    Are you using firefox 3 version, if so


    &quot;Here is what Mozilla has to say about the issue.<blockquote>

    Starting in Firefox 3, downloads of executable files (e.g., .exe or .msi) may fail and the Firefox Downloads window will contain this message, under the filename:
    This download has been blocked by your Security Zone Policy.

    This issue occurs because Firefox 3 now honors your Windows security settings for downloading applications and other potentially unsafe files from the Internet.</blockquote>

    The rage here is that the Internet Options you see from the Control Panel links back to Internet Explorer 7.
    So in a round about wacky way, Firefox 3 follows IE7 s security settings.
    Need a fix?
    <blockquote>

    To change the setting, open Internet Options (via Control Panel or from Internet Explorer -&gt; Tools) and click the Security tab. With the Internet zone icon highlighted, click the Custom level button. A list of security settings for the Internet zone will appear. Find the Launching applications and unsafe files setting (under Miscellaneous) and select Prompt (recommended) .

    http://www.firefoxfacts.com/2008/07/...-in-firefox-3/

    Also see


    http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view...parentId=79493

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_wit...r_saving_files

    Findley</blockquote>

    Message Edited by Findley on 02-07-2009 08:29 AM

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    myza Guest

    Default Re: ZA free firewall preventing ALL my downloads, how to fix this?

    Thanks Findley, your assistance and wealth of knowledge is much appreciated.

    myza

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