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    lior_naor Guest

    Default Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Hi All,
    My problem is that my machine stopped working few hours after the installation of ZoneAlarm. I can't connect to the internet, most of my programs are disabled, the audio driver is inaccessible - no sound is available. No antivirus - my Symantec is "not a valid Win32 application",
    the Office2007 is dead, etc.I don't know what to do!!
    I tried removing some programs but they are not accessible. I tried to remove the ZoneAlarm with no luck.
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro

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    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Hi!

    to remove ZA do the following:

    First remove ZA from XP add/remove programs (if still listed there) then:

    01.) Restart your computer
    02.) When you see the screen go black and it starts booting back up keep
    tapping the "F8" key (at the top of your keyboard)
    03.) This should bring up a menu. Choose Safe Mode off the menu by
    using the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Safe Mode and press
    Enter
    04.) If you get a message asking to go to Safe Mode, choose Yes. If you
    get a help and support window, close this.
    05.) Once you are at the desktop, Click Start, My Computer
    06.) Click Tools, Folder Options, View Tab
    07.) Place a dot next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
    08.) Remove the check from "Hide Protected Operating System Files
    (Recommended)"
    09.) Choose Yes to the warning
    10.) Click OK
    11.) Double click C:

    Note: In the future steps if you do not see any files or folders, please click
    the "Show Files" link to view them.

    12.) Double Click the Program Files Folder
    13.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs -
    > ZoneAlarm folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as
    possible.

    14.) Close this window
    15.) Click Start, My Computer
    16.) Double Click the C:
    17.) Double Click the Windows Folder (It may also be WinNT)
    18.) Right Click the Internet Logs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes
    19.) Double Click the System32 Folder
    20.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs
    folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as possible.

    21.) Locate and delete the following files in the System32 folder if they are
    present:

    - vsconfig.xml
    - vsxml.dll
    - vsregexp.dll
    - vsdata.dll
    - vsdata95.vxd
    - vsdatant.sys
    - vsmonapi.dll
    - vspubapi.dll
    - vsinit.dll
    - vsutil.dll
    - vswmi.dll
    - zlcommdb.dll
    - zlcomm.dll
    - z llictbl.dat
    - zpeng24.dll

    22.) Clear your Temp Directory per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type %temp% and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    23.) Clear the Prefetch folder per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type Prefetch and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    24.) Remove the following registry entries by going to Start -> Run and
    typing in regedit. Use the folders on the left side of the window to navigate
    to the specified directories.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Zone Labs
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsmon
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsdatant

    *Important Advisory: Deleting registry entries incorrectly may cause
    serious problems to your operating system, which may necessitate the
    need to reinstall it. Please make sure you are able to perform these
    deletions correctly before you decide to edit the entries. If you are not
    sure, you should seek help from someone who is familiar with editing the
    registry.

    For information about how to edit the registry in Windows, from your
    desktop, click Start >> Run >> and type regedit. Click on Help >> Help
    Topics. Under the Contents tab, click Change Keys and Values (this may
    be found under the How to... section).

    Also, you should always make a backup of the registry before editing it.
    You can find this in the same section of the Help files.

    25.) Close this window, then empty your recycle bin.
    26.) Restart the computer.

    Cheers,
    Fax

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    lior_naor Guest

    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    I'm sorry but I can't remove the ZoneAlarm from the add/remove prog.the program is not accessible.
    what can I do?
    BTW thanks for the fast reply.

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    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Hi!
    If you would have looked closely to the instruction you would have seem a text saying "(if still listed there)"...
    This means that if it is not there you can continue with the rest of the instruction (point 1 to 26).

    Please do not rush, relax and do slowly all the steps.

    Cheers,
    Fax

    Message Edited by fax on 11-24-2008 07:15 PM

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    lior_naor Guest

    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Hi fax,
    thank you for your patience.I did read your reply and I saw this text, but I can't remove the program - ZoneAlarm. it is not accessible.
    I'm stuck and out of ideas.

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    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Are you doing it in SAFE MODE?If yes and still can't remove the files.. then there is something wrong other than ZA on the system.Cheers,Fax

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    lior_naor Guest

    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    I tried running in SAFE MODE but I got blue screen.

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    Hi!

    then I am afraid there is something else going wrong with the system apart from ZA.
    I have no other solution to suggest to you than a refresh of the system.

    Or you can contact the ZA technical support at: www.zonealarm.com/tsform

    Cheers,
    Fax

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    lior_naor Guest

    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Thanks you Fax for all your help.

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    Default Re: Programs aren't accessible after installation

    Sorry for not been of more help

    Cheers,
    Fax

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