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Thread: Does KB951748 effect ZA Free 6.5.737?

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    Default Does KB951748 effect ZA Free 6.5.737?

    Hi,

    I've read about the problems with KB951748 and ZA. I use ZA Free 6.5.737 (with Windows XP SP2, AVG Free 7.5, Firefox 2.0.0.15, and IE 67.5). Does KB951748 cause problems with my version of ZA? I wanted to make sure what the situation was with this exact version before doing any Windows Updates. I do not with to update my ZA to a newer version, so I need to figure out if I'll be installing this Windows Update or not.

    Any help is appreciated -- thanks!

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:6.5
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    Default Re: Does KB951748 effect ZA Free 6.5.737?

    Hi!
    yes, ZA 6.5 is affected by this issue.
    Its also not recommended not to install the patch since it fixes a serious potential vulnerability.

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    bloomcounty Guest

    Default Re: Does KB951748 effect ZA Free 6.5.737?

    Thanks for the reply. So the only option is to upgrade to the newest version of ZA?

    I use dial-up, so how much could not installing that MS update effect me?

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Does KB951748 effect ZA Free 6.5.737?


    <blockquote><hr>bloomcounty wrote:
    Thanks for the reply. So the only option is to upgrade to the newest version of ZA?

    I use dial-up, so how much could not installing that MS update effect me?

    Thanks again.
    <hr></blockquote>


    I think dial-up will not make you less affected by the DNS poisoning.
    But I am not an expert on network.

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    Default Are you *sure* KB951748 effects ZA Free 6.5.737?

    Hi again,

    I just heard from over on the AumHa boards that only ZA 7.0.x is effected by the MS update issue and that 6.5 is not. Is that information incorrect? I am asking for verification/proof of it and will post back if/when I get that. But if you have a link or something that shows 6.5.x is indeed effected as well, I can provide that for them over there so they're not giving out the wrong information. Just want to make sure myself and everyone has the correct info. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Are you *sure* KB951748 effects ZA Free 6.5.737?

    Hi!Nope... ZA 7 and 6.5 are affected... of course, you can find user reporting 7 works fine or 6.5 works fine but this is not the norm.... :8}The only way to know for sure if it affects your machine is to install the patch....Cheers,Fax

    Message Edited by fax on 07-15-2008 07:48 PM

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    bloomcounty Guest

    Default So does this fix not work then?

    I saw a fix that was posted by Oldsod. I can't find it here, but it was reposted on another board:


    <blockquote><hr>Oldsod wrote:

    To solve this, just reset the ZA database and the ZA will be &quot;fresh&quot; as when it was first installed:

    # Boot your computer into the Safe Mode
    # Navigate to the c:\windows\internet logs folder
    # Delete the backup.rdb, iamdb.rdb, *.ldb and the tvDebug files in the folder
    # Clean the Recycle Bin
    # Reboot into the normal mode
    # ZA will be just like new with no previous settings or data


    Once this is finished, reboot back into the normal mode and in the new network found windows, set the new network to Trusted.
    Then do this to ensure the ZA is setup properly:

    Make sure your DNS and DHCP server IP's are in your Firewall's Trusted zone. Finding DNS and DCHP servers, etc

    1. Go to Run and type in command and hit 'ok', and in the command then type in ipconfig /all then press the enter key. In the returned data list will be a line DNS and DHCP Servers with the IP address(s) listed out to the side. Make sure there is a space between the ipconfig and the /all, and the font is the same (no capitals).
    2. In ZA on your machine on the Firewall, open the Zones tab, click Add and then select IP Address. Make sure the Zone is set to Trusted. Add the DNS IP(s) .
    3. Click OK and Apply. Then do the same for the DHCP server.
    4. The localhost (127.0.0.1) must be listed as Trusted.
    5. The Generic Host Process (svchost.exe) as seen in the Zone Alarm's Program's list must have server rights for the Trusted Zone.
    Plus it must have both Trusted and Internet Access.

    Oldsod.
    <hr></blockquote>

    Does that fix not work then? Or does it take care of the problem if you have 6.5.737?

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    Default Re: So does this fix not work then?

    Hi!only with 5.5 version...Cheers,Fax

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