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    ceedee Guest

    Default Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?



    I'm using:-

    ZoneAlarm version:6.5.737.000
    TrueVector version:6.5.737.000
    Driver version:6.5.737.000


    Whilst I was browsing on the net the Zone Alarma icon [ZA] in my system tray changed all on it's own - and it seemed to show a moving animation that said "updating". I am concerned as the free Zone Alarm firewall has never done this on my system before (I've always opted to show alerts to tell me when new product versions are available) I always manually update new versions by downloading the file & then updating. Can anyone out there tell me if my software is corrupted in some way, or more worringly if someone has hacked into my machine and affected the firewall please?

    Many thanks CeeDee

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)
    Software Version:6.5

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    abintra Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    Mine did the same thing.
    Have no idea what is going on as it shouldn't silently install updates without a users permission.

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    Have you every given one of the 'paid' versions of Zone Alarm a trial run? I don't know of anything in Zone Alarm Free that should be updating.

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    abintra Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    Not me, no.

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    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    I'm using good old 6.1.744.001 and didn't get patched - I think ZA sneaked the new MSN patch onto 6.5 users, maybe?

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    ceedee Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    <div align="left"><div align="left">Hi Bill - thanks for question re: trial run version of ZA.<div align="left">
    <div align="left">I've not run any version of ZA on my machine other than the FREE version.<div align="left">
    <div align="left">But, by the looks of it quite a few other people are expericening the same problem. (http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=58680)<div align="left">
    <div align="left">I'm currently running an Anti-Spyware sweep (I have both 'Spybot S&amp;D' and 'Ad-Aware SE'), plus I'll run a deep scan tonight with my McAfee VirusScan too... &amp; I'll post back to let folks know if anything shows up...<div align="left">
    <div align="left">... but my money is on the cause being from ZoneLabs some how running an auto-update.<div align="left">
    <div align="left">Regards<div align="left">CeeDee

    Message Edited by ceedee on 10-21-200603:47 PM

    Message Edited by ceedee on 10-21-200603:48 PM

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    billc Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    I've got my 'check for updates' turned off so I'll need to find out if the newest version of Zone Alarm Free auto-updates the application itself. It may be Monday before I can find out.

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    ceedee Guest

    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    Hi Ran my anti-spyware &amp; full virus sweep - nothing turned up guys.
    Still not sure what to do now

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    Default Re: Should ZoneAlarm update & install itself automatically please?

    The answer has appeared in blue at the top of the board.

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