I've been using ZA products in various guises on bothWin2000 &WinXP OS'sfor over 4 years now,without any 'problems' whatsoever. . . 'til now! Since I installed the last update [zapSetup_65_722_000_en],ZAPro hasdeveloped a terminal case of amnesia.
I fully understandthat afterupdate installations the Smart Defense Advisor will 'flag' most applications again as you open each ofthemfor the first time (i.e.since the update), and in the past I've simply checked the "Apply this setting to all suspicious behaviours exhibited by this application" box;clicked "Accept",andI've never been troubled by the pop-up dialog box in relation to that particular applicationfrom thereon in. Since the last update, however,I have to go through this process every time I open the relevant program . . . again and again, ad infinitum.
I run two independentlylicensed copies ofZAPro installations [One on my Home PC, and one on my PC at work], and it's exactly the same on both machines.
One of the mainreasonsthis'niggles'is this:Every time I switch on the PC I have to stand and watch so that I candeal with everySmart Defense dialog box that appearsas each 'background running'applicationstarts upwithWindows, i.e. Pest Patrol; MSN Messenger; AVG; MailWasher Pro etc -If I don't, the start up procedure is paused as soon as the first program tries to load itself . . . until I physically check the box to allow it to do so!
I've tried adjusting the "Trust Level" & "Access" options within Program Control, without too much success to date,but I'venever had to go to these additional lengths before in all the years that I've beeninstalling updates toZA products. Could it be that there was a bug or a slight flaw in the last update.exe file[zapSetup_65_722_000_en] that wasdistributed? Has anybody else had similar issues,following the aforementioned update in particular? Could Zone Labs issue a Fix?
Any light that anyone can shed on this matterwill be gratefully appreciated, especially as it's been gnawing away at my sanity since early June!! - Over to you guys then . . .
Kev' - Surrey,UK.
Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro