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    Default Windows XP Pro SP3 with all security patches ZA Internet...

    Windows XP Pro
    SP3 with all security patchesZA Internet Security Suite 8.0.059
    The OSFirewall log shows twenty blocked
    attemps by C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe to write to file ZLDIR*.
    They all occured within two seconds of logging in after a reboot.
    When I click on one the detail information at the bottom says:Windows Explorer was prevented from changing the behavior of ZoneAlarm Security Suite by modifying the file: ZLDIR*
    What is going on?

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:8.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: Windows XP Pro SP3 with all security patches ZA Internet...

    Hi!yes, its normal and by design. Latest version has been hardened against tampering and ZA has becoming over sensitive as soon as touched.Just ignore has no effect on the functionality of ZA or the OS.Cheers,Fax

    Message Edited by fax on 12-28-2008 11:47 PM

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    Default Re: Windows XP Pro SP3 with all security patches ZA Internet...

    >yes, its normal and by design.>Latest version has been hardened against tampering and ZA has becoming over sensitive as soon as touched.>Just ignore has no effect on the functionality of ZA or the OS.
    Why would Explorer try to write to ZLDIR* twenty times?
    Is this real or is it a ZA bug?
    I have another thread about TIVONOTIFY.EXE being flagged as trying to open other processes.
    At one point it was logging dozens of attempts every ten seconds.
    I doubt if any of them were real whcih leads me to believe that ZA's OSFirewall is buggy.
    Having hundreds of false alerts winds up hiding real alerts.
    Any idea when this OSFirewall "feature" will be fixed?

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    Default Re: Windows XP Pro SP3 with all security patches ZA Internet...

    Hi!I have already tried to explain you the background of the issue... May be you can contact directly ZA support and ask them?www.zonealarm.com/tsform Please post back if you get an answer that could also help other users.Cheers,Fax

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