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Thread: Cannot turn off ZoneAlarm blocking CVTRES.EXE

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    paulmck Guest

    Default Cannot turn off ZoneAlarm blocking CVTRES.EXE

    I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0. Starting today, I'm getting the message from ZoneAlarm that "CVTRES.EXE is a malicious program". This program is part of the link process and necessary for the build of executables in Visual Studio.

    However when attempting to set the permissions in ZoneAlarm, I can't find this program in the Program Control section. There is no "CVTRES.EXE" listed, and adding it doesn't show up in the listing. The only way for me to compile and link in Visual C++ is to turn off ZoneAlarm. It doesn't show up as a component either.

    Another question is that it is rather annoying that the names in the Program Control list under the "Programs" tag are the descriptive name. I don't want this, I want the actual executable name there, not the descriptive name of the executable. Probably this is one reason why I can't find CVTRES.EXE -- it doesn't show up unless you know beforehand what description to look for. Is there a way to toggle this so that I can see the executable names in the Programs tab? Right now, I have to cursor through each one, and eyeball the "Entry Detail" box to get the name of the executable.

    So my question is two-fold:

    1) How do I get ZoneAlarm to quit giving me the alert that CVTRES.EXE is a malicious program and not allowed to run (I know, but where the heck is CVTRES.EXE in the Program Control listing???)

    2) Is there a way in the Program Control section to see the executable names *up front*, without having to painstakingly scroll through each entry?

    Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:6.1

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    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    East Coast of Florida - Lightening/Shark Bite Capital of the World

    Default Re: Cannot turn off ZoneAlarm blocking CVTRES.EXE


    "PERHAPS" I can help you, as I am a user of Zone Alarm Pro.
    PLEASE go to the following site and completely scan for any type of bugs, that may or may not be causing this problem.

    Download Ewido
    Turn off system restore, start your computer in safe mode, run a full system scan with ewido, have ewido kill whatever is found.

    Hope this info has helped you, if not PLEASE post back.

    Thank you for your time and have a nice day!


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    jarvis Guest

    Default Re: Cannot turn off ZoneAlarm blocking CVTRES.EXE

    Since you know where CVTRES.EXE is located, right-click on it and choose Properties and you'll see the description.

    Then you can find it in the program list in ZA - if it has "Kill" in the Trust Level change that to "Ask" (and the SmartDefense setting should change to Custom).

    If that was the case we will need to submit this info to Zone Labs so they can amend the SmartDefense database. Reply back and I'll give you instructions on how to get the program's checksum and I'll send the info off.

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