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    jones172 Guest

    Default Need URL for most recent free version of ZoneAlarm

    From Tom:

    I just got a notice that a security update is available for ZoneAlarm 8.0
    Would some kind soul please provide the URL for downloading the free version? (Assuming there still is a free version.)

    The date is December 4, 2008

    Windows XP Home Edition SP3
    Dell Dimension 2400 desktop with 256 MB of RAM.

    TIA
    Tom

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    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    Default Re: Need URL for most recent free version of ZoneAlarm


    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>jones172 wrote:
    From Tom:

    I just got a notice that a security update is available for ZoneAlarm 8.0
    Would some kind soul please provide the URL for downloading the free version? (Assuming there still is a free version.)

    The date is December 4, 2008

    Windows XP Home Edition SP3
    Dell Dimension 2400 desktop with 256 MB of RAM.

    TIA
    Tom

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

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    The latest ZoneAlarm release is 7.0.483.000. For release histories that apply specifically to products used on the Windows Vista platform, go here.
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    globetrotter Guest

    Default Re: Need URL for most recent free version of ZoneAlarm

    George, according to you the latest free version is 7.0.483.000, then why are we getting upgrade notices telling us that a new free version 8 is available?

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    Default Re: Need URL for most recent free version of ZoneAlarm

    Hello,Yes there is an update for Free ZA by in-client update only right now.If the client prompts you there is an update then download the update the client is giving you.Not from the release history page.Forum Moderator

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    globetrotter Guest

    Default Re: Need URL for most recent free version of ZoneAlarm

    The problem is that for a version 7.0.483.000 free standalone firewall user, the automatic upgrade installs the version 8 TRIAL SUITE... instead of to a newer standalone firewall version. There is no warning to the user that the upgrade is to a trial suite version, something which the user may not want at all.

    I have not found a proper working version 8, and am always forced to downgrade back to 7. If ZA has decided that there is no more standalone firewall free versions after version 7, then they must publicly state this to their users, so that those that don't want the 8 suite, can simply continue using the great 7.0.483.000 version.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>Globetrotter wrote:
    The problem is that for a version 7.0.483.000 free standalone firewall user, the automatic upgrade installs the version 8 TRIAL SUITE... instead of to a newer standalone firewall version. There is no warning to the user that the upgrade is to a trial suite version, something which the user may not want at all.

    I have not found a proper working version 8, and am always forced to downgrade back to 7. If ZA has decided that there is no more standalone firewall free versions after version 7, then they must publicly state this to their users, so that those that don't want the 8 suite, can simply continue using the great 7.0.483.000 version.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Sorry that you having a problem with ZAFree 8.0..However, the last Standalone Basic Firewall of ZAFree was Version 6.5..Begining with ZAFree 7.0 all version 7.0 and 8.0 of ZAFree for WinXP included the ZA Suite 15 day trial version..===============================Here is a Quote from a July 15, 08 message I posted in the Forum..Here is a Clue for Users of ZAFree for WinXP..all version of ZAFree for Win XP ever since the First ZAFree Ver. 7.0 &amp; Ver. 8.0 contain the full Trial of ZA Security Suite.. 44.6Mb, nearly three times bigger than the original ZAFree Ver 6.0,this is a Marketing Ploy to offer FRee users a chance to try the 15 day trial of the Full Security Suite, even though durring the Install process you can Decline the Free Trial of the Security Suite, the fact that the ZA Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware install modules are included in the ZAFree Install package will Conflict with any other Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware that you have pre-installed before installing ZAFree .2.) Please note that ZAFree for XP does not always play nice with many security tools. For example, Norton,McAfee,ad-aware, Ad-watch, AVG 8, spybotS&amp;D, Spyware Doctor, Spysweeper. For sure it cannot be installed if you have still another Antivirus software or Firewall (other than Windows Firewall) installed or active,however you may want to disable the NAV 2008 Internet Worm Protection as it acts like a mini inbound Firewall that will Conflict with ZA Firewall.

    To troubleshoot ZAFree issues it is highly recommendedthat youremove all the above and install them back on (if you really need to) after your ZAFreeis installed and configured and runningas it should. If you have not installed any of the above ensure that NO left overs areon the system (they can conflict with the ZA install).Here is another tip:Just One, Not Two -- Never use two software Firewalls at the same time. Completely uninstall one before installing another. Use the vendor's uninstall utility or if not available, use the Windows XP add/remove software tool in the control panel.<HR>Just One, Not Two -- Never use two anti-virus products at the same time. Completely uninstall one before installing another. Use the vendor's uninstall utility or if not available, use the Windows XP add/remove software tool in the control panel. It seems that Spyware Doctor's Process Guard does not play nice with ZA. There is a known issue that PC Tools is investigating where the Spyware Doctor causes excess CPU usage for vsmon.exe. This was really never a big deal for me, but apparently with the newest ZA update, this conflict has risen to a new level. If I disable Process Guard then ZA functions normally.
    NOTE: You must go into ZA Overview/Preferences and UN-Check "Load ZoneAlarm Free on Startup"3. Reboot the Computer. 4. Install the new ZA update (clean or upgrade) and Accept the default Setting, Auto-Learn Mode and Choose Trusted Zone, not Internet Zone..

    ZAFree 7.0 for WinXP requires a minimum of Service Pack 2..Please Post back with your Progress Report..--------------------------------------------------------
    My XP SP3 :
    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:8.0.059.000
    TrueVector version:8.0.059.000
    Driver version:8.0.059.000
    Anti-virus engine version:6.0.2.678
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:965112699
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.202.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200812.4975
    AntiSpam version:5.0.61.9957
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    Message Edited by GeorgeV on 12-06-2008 03:25 PM
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