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    tepmuhatop Guest

    Default Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    Hi, When ZoneAlarm is running, it is turning ON a file sharing in Network and Sharing Center. Both radio buttons are greyed out, so I don't even have an option to turn it OFF or ON. I need to turn a File Sharing OFF while in the Internet. Does anybody know know how to do that? As soon as I shut down ZA, File Sharing turns off.

    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
    Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    Hi!file sharing is managed by the firewall as indicated by VISTAsharing controlpanel...So, depending how you set up ZA you may or may not share resources with other users.Please have a look to user manual to understand firewall basic settings (trusted and/or internet zoneand your firewall setting for both zones:HIGH --> no sharing, Medium --> sharing)Manual: http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/med...ser_manual.pdfCheers,Fax

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    tepmuhatop Guest

    Default Re: Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    I already have my security settings set to HIGH.
    File sharing remains ON.

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    Default Re: Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    Yes, on high setting the sharing of files is not allowed...So you are not sharing files/folders regardless of what VISTA will report...As indicated in the VISTA sharing panel, the sharing of files/folders is governed by your firewall and not by VISTA.Changes to allow/block sharing need to be done in ZA and not in VISTACheers,Fax

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    tepmuhatop Guest

    Default Re: Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    OK, so as long as I have all settings set to HIGH, I'm OK.
    What I don't understand is why File Sharing is ON in the first place.
    Seems like this is a bug with ZA.
    Before I installed ZA, my File Sharing was OFF.
    As soon as ZA starts, ZA turns File Sharing
    ON.
    I don't understand this logic.
    It is either a bug that needs to reported to ZA or...
    It makes me nervious seeing File Sharing is ON and I have no ability to turn it OFF.So according to the manual you provided, actual allow/block sharing is done in ZA by changing settings.Thanks.

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    Default Re: Can't turn off File Sharing with Vista

    I think this is by design... and to me it make perfectly sense ... But you should contact directlyZA Tech.Support for clarification in case you think the reporting is wrong...www.zonelabs.com/tsformCheers,Fax

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