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    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Has anyone ever found any answer to this annoyance???

    I have virtually the same thing happening. I will see programs that don't need Internet access asking to access 224.0.0.252, or... I see them ask for access to 192.168.xxx.1 (my wireless Linksys router, WRT54GS). I have reset my ZA database. Most of the time I just deny access. This is a relatively new install of the latest free ZA... on a Toshiba notebook with Vista Hm Prem clean install. What's interesting is that I am seeing programs, that I've just started up, soon asking for multicast permission.
    Here's a good one... I'm formatting a terabyte hard drive in a cmd line window... later the format command is asking to multicast... like, as if...

    Eventually, I'm going to get tired of this obnoxiousness... and go try a competitor. I used to use ZA and recommend it, until ZL took so long to get a Vista version out, my Pro sub expired while waiting. Ran for a long time on just Vista Firewall, but finally decided I'd try ZA Free again. I see a tech article on Ars Technica says to just use the Vista Firewall for soft firewalling. Doesn't matter if I cable up or use my notebook's wireless... ZA keeps on alerting me how blabulous my applications are... whether to multicast or to the Linksys router. Doesn't matter whether I set ZA to disable WinFirewall or not.

    I certainly can't block access to my router address... and dunno where the free ZA would let me kill off 224.0.0.252... and why anything... uh, I mean -every-thing ...wants to multicast. Seems like a ZA bug to me.

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    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.


    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>RD wrote:
    Has anyone ever found any answer to this annoyance???

    I have virtually the same thing happening. I will see programs that don't need Internet access asking to access 224.0.0.252, or... I see them ask for access to 192.168.xxx.1 (my wireless Linksys router, WRT54GS). I have reset my ZA database. Most of the time I just deny access. This is a relatively new install of the latest free ZA... on a Toshiba notebook with Vista Hm Prem clean install. What's interesting is that I am seeing programs, that I've just started up, soon asking for multicast permission.
    Here's a good one... I'm formatting a terabyte hard drive in a cmd line window... later the format command is asking to multicast... like, as if...

    Eventually, I'm going to get tired of this obnoxiousness... and go try a competitor. I used to use ZA and recommend it, until ZL took so long to get a Vista version out, my Pro sub expired while waiting. Ran for a long time on just Vista Firewall, but finally decided I'd try ZA Free again. I see a tech article on Ars Technica says to just use the Vista Firewall for soft firewalling. Doesn't matter if I cable up or use my notebook's wireless... ZA keeps on alerting me how blabulous my applications are... whether to multicast or to the Linksys router. Doesn't matter whether I set ZA to disable WinFirewall or not.

    I certainly can't block access to my router address... and dunno where the free ZA would let me kill off 224.0.0.252... and why anything... uh, I mean -every-thing ...wants to multicast. Seems like a ZA bug to me.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I moved you Request for Help into it's own trend to Prevent "HI-JACKING" somebody else request for help a year ago..as a matter of Curtsey and to provide the Best solution to each Users problem, the Guideline Rules,ask each User to Please starttheir own thread. And start only 1 thread for each problem.</COLOR>This insures that each User receives a solution specific to their on Problem,When other user like yourself interject your own problem into the discussion of somebody else's problem, any advice or solution to your problem would confuse and may conflict with the solution to the Originating Users problem..

    Thank you in advance for you Cooperation in this matter..

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