Dear Gurus and others,
Have WinXP Home SP2, installed/upgraded to ZA free/home:ZoneAlarm version:7.0.462.000
I'm no novice, have found and removed trojans and such before due to very malicious web sites .
Using **bleep** 4 Home, Using Spybot S&D.
Have a Linksys router hardwired to desktop computer, and a Netgear Wireless Access point, using it for this and 2 other laptops.
After upgrading ZA free, started getting alerts during reboot that explorer.exe is asking to receive traffic from the trusted zone from IP 192.168.1.1 over port 1900 which I know is the address to access my router configuration.
I don't know if this is just a result of the upgrade and that ZA is monitoring MORE ports and so needs new permission to use this port for the router, vs. somehow some "BOT" has found a way to ping into the router and then on down to the computers on that router, and that IF I give permission, that it will then allow access THRU the router and hardware firewall as well as thru the ZA firewall??????
Have verified that I only have 1 version of explorer.exe in the Windows folder with proper ID tags/version info. ZA only shows this version in it's progam list.Any thoughts??T.C.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)