I have ZoneAlarm 8 (free version) and Windows Vista (Windows updates are up-to-date). It seems to have incompatibility with Vista. The gist of it is: I don't want ZoneAlarm on my computer anymore, I don't want to know how to "fix" it so it works properly, I just want it off my system.
Trying to uninstall gives me problems. So I do a clean uninstall in safemode, which leaves me somehow unable to connect to the internet - at all. Normally or in safe mode with networking. Running Windows Network Diagnostics gives me an error:
The network adapter "Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues
Make sure your Internet Protocol Bindings are correct
Ensure that "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and "Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6)" are selected in the configuration for the network adapter "Local Area Connection"
Both of these ARE checked. It doesn't seem to be a driver issue. Re-installing ZoneAlarm re-enables my connection to the internet.
Having the program installed causes issues - however uninstalling it leaves me unable to connect to the internet. I want to know how to get rid of ZoneAlarm while leaving my internet intact. Help?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Basic
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)