Ok... Ever since I started running Win2K Pro, I've been having a heck of a time getting ZAPro to remain happy... I will set program permissions in "Program Control", most of which are set to "Block" from Internet Access across to include E-Mail, except of course for the ones that need Server Rights or E-Mail access. Then, say, when I install a new program and I go to edit permissions if necessary, I find that almost all of the ones that have been previously set to block have reverted somehow to "Ask", BUT, even so, very few of them actually "Ask", so I really don't have an idea of just what is happening. I run a pretty clean machine as it is checked for Virus and/or Adware activity regularly.
I have a couple questions as well.... One being, when you remove a program from the "Program Control" section, just what happens to it... is it perpetually blocked or supposed to Ask on a per case basis (Unless I place a check in the box, then it should take the decision as final I figure).... And my 2nd question being, is there a good site that may list suggested settings for the varied services that are running within Win2K ??? Like what actually requires access to the Trusted or Internet zones. I'm sure that very few need server rights at all and deny virtually all as such like previously mentioned.
I apologize for thist post getting so ponderous, but I really don't KNOW !!! Lol... I really appreciate any ideas anyone may have, I'm kinda flippin' out here !! The system, etc. is listed as follows: Intel SE440BX-2 running @ 600 MHz, Win2K Pro/SP4 and the SP Rollup, Inet connection via DSL Modem with NAT onboard, No Proxies, No in-house network (this is the only PC in the place). ZAPro, Kaspersky AV, Ad-Aware SE for scans, Spybot S&D and the Spyware utility that ZAPro provides too.
I've learned quite a bit from the good folks that help here, and hope that time may come when I can return the favor !!! Thanks ahead of time once again folks !!!
Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro