X-(Today I uninstalled my ZASS because I just couldn't take
A little over a week ago, I started having problems with it that I've seen people listing here - scanning just about every time I turned on the computer (had to shut it down manually a few times because the scan never seemed to end, just went on and on), and not being able to update the Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware.
I came here, I read, and decided I don't understand all this well enough
to be fooling around with it.
a "geek" I'm not (.
So, I uninstalled ZASS, and downloadedthe free ZA Firewall.
It seemed that all was
well, and I
was happy again.
Then, as I was about to go
download an anti-virus program,
an alert(or whatever you call it) popped up.
It said a security update was needed, do I want to download now?
It seemed strange that it wouldn't have downloaded the current ZA Firewall,
but I clicked and it started.
It was supposed to
take over 2 hours to download.
checked on it about an hour later, and the box (the one that shows the
% that's already downloaded) was gone.
I went to my documents file, and there
was a file that said "zlsSetup_70_408_000_en.exe".
That made me kind of nervous because that's the version I had of the ZASS, but I tried to run it anyway.
It didn't say anything about install, that's why I clicked run.
A box popped up that said the aforementioned file was "not a
valid Win32 application", so I backed out.
Can somebody tell me what's going on here?
Was I duped?
Should I just leave the free
firewall as is?
Isn't that risky?
Please someone, help
- because I'm about ready to put this whole computer through the window, and I really can't afford to do that.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)