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    Default Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Hello forum guru's,I have recently installed
    ZoneAlarm's newest update [7.0.470.000]
    on March 24th, and ever since that time, ZoneAlarm seems to pop up on startup. Its not a security event or alert that takes place, its just ZoneAlarm itself that pop's up into the Overview section. It's becoming an annoyance, and I would like to know if there's any way to stop it. Thank you in advance, and I will gladly read any advice or answers you post.

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Hi!this usually happens if ZA is called twice during the bootup process. Probably something wrong with the new install.Check your only haveone(1)zlclient.exe booting up (start --> run --> msconfig --> check under 'startup' tab)Cheers,Fax

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    guarantor Guest

    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Thanks for the answer fax, but there is only 1 under startup. Anyways, somehow the problem got solved after I changed a few security settings and preferences in my ZoneAlarm. Thanks for replying though fax, I'm sure this post will help someone .

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    You're welcome!

    Cheers,
    Fax

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    I'm having the same symptoms, but when I run msconfig and go to the startup tab I only have:
    ONE zlclient (zlclient.exe) (started by the entry in the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run )
    BUT:
    I also have a ZoneAlarm (ZoneAlarm.exe) being started by "Common Startup" (I'm assuming that means the Startup Folder)

    Should I uncheck the zclient? The ZoneAlarm? Is the ZoneAlarm left over from my earlier version of ZoneAlarm that I just upgraded from?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Hi!
    as far as I know there has never been a 'ZoneAlarm.exe' in ZA.
    Not sure where that entry comes from.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Thanks so much for the quick reply.

    A command prompt "dir" of my C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\
    directory lists, among alot of others, these two files:

    07/09/08 09:05 AM 919,016 zlclient.exe
    07/09/08 09:05 AM 50,664 zonealarm.exe

    Using Windows Explorer and right clicking and selecting Properties for zonealarm.exe yields a description of:

    "ZoneAlarm Stub Program for ZAPro"

    (note I am using the free version)

    I hope it's a legit file!

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    Hi!yes... sorry.. Its legit and part of version 8.But I don't see it in the startup... where exactly?Cheers,Fax

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    When I run msconig, on the startup tab, it's location is listed as "Common Startup".
    On a hunch I went to "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
    and there was a shortcut there to "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe"
    So I'm guessing that is what is showing up in msconfig.

    I have only justed upgraded my ZoneAlarm, but I noticed that the short cut's Modified date is a year and a half old.
    Do you think this shortcut is left over from the VERY old version of Zonealarm I was using before the upgrade.

    Now that I have upgraded to version 7.0.483.000, do you think it is safe to disable the startup of
    "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe"? Is zlclient the only component of ZoneAlarm that
    needs to be run at startup for ZoneAlarm to start protecting my computer?

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Startup Popup

    Hi!

    may be it was added by mistake? I never saw that executable in startup items.
    Just remove it and see what happens, it should work fine.
    You only need zlclient.exe to run the GUI.

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