I have seen a number of posts on this issue but none seem to resolve the problem.
Basically after Zonealarm has been sitting idle for indeterminate amounts of time it just refuses to allow a connection to the Router/Switch that provides my LAN, Internet Gateway and DHCP Server.
Even Zonealarms own update function will not get through.
There is no idication of any activity on the Zonealarm symbol in the tray and not evidence of blocking occurring when I look at the logs.
The only thing I see in the logs is my router doing a port scan from :2869 which are being
The LAN is setup as an Internet zone as there is another PC connected which
have no trust - belongs to a 17 year old.
Could this scanning be triggering Zonealarm to block all programs?
If I shutdown and restart Zonealarm it all comes good.
In fact as soon as Zonealarm shuts down all the programs queued attempting to get access come to life.
That is one of the big problems as often I can't shutdown Zonealarm as the whole system comes to a standstill.
None of these problems occur if I disable Zonealarm and just us the OS firewall.
I have removed Zonelarm from the PC and done a clean install but the same problem persists.
I have been using Zonealarm for a long time and don't wish to change but if I can't get this resolved then I will move on.
This problem only seems to have become evident over the last two upgrades.
Windows XP Pro
Message Edited by SteveRB on 09-29-2007 04:24 PM