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Thread: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

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    maxtrax Guest

    Default Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    until next ZA update

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    tsec Guest

    Default Re: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    I take it you are referring to the issue with the Microsoft security patch?

    Yes, setting the Internet Zone slider to Medium will work, but at this time it is preferable to uninstall the patch.

    This can be done via Add/Remove programmes.

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    mfrappollo Guest

    Default Re: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    I think it is a double edged blade.
    Remove the patch and you expose yourself to a well known windows flaw.
    Which is preferable?
    Windows unpatched, Zonealarm at medium?

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    tsec Guest

    Default Re: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    ZA are advising that the patch be removed.
    So far MS has said nothing.
    If you are behind a firewall/router, then setting the slider to Medium should be OK.

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    mfrappollo Guest

    Default Re: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    I'd hate to have use one of my free tech support calls but, I'd wager that MS would say it is preferable to set ZA to medium.
    I'll also bet that MS is not going "fix" anything as this was the fix.
    If the windows firewall works or any other firewall made works, they will "stand pat".

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    collie Guest

    Default Re: Set FW of Internet in ZA to the middle this works

    To get beyond the Microsoft conflict, I had to both restore to an earlier date and delete the update. Deleting the update alone didn't fix the problem.

    When you restore to an earlier date, your automatic updates will grab and install the Microsoft update. After you delete it (again), you'll want to reset your Control Panel/Automatic Updates to allow download but must request your permission to install.
    Or, you'll continually grab the unwanted update.

    Since this was a Microsoft security patch, we would have given permission to install, even if the automatic update had requested our permission. But we would also have known that the internet interruption occurred right after that. Instead of wasting a perfectly good 3-4 hours on this problem, we would have known to restore and keep on working.

    Another reason I'm doing more and more of my work on my Mac where most users don't even have a firewall or anti virus -- lol, makes me nervous - I'll have to add something.

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    maxtrax Guest

    Default Re: @collie for OSX try little snitch

    Nothing more to pray...

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