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    Clappers Guest

    Default Daft Question

    Don't flame me guys, I'm new to this!

    I have the following version of Zone Alarm Pro

    8.0.059.000

    It states I have 'TrueVector' and 'Anti-Spyware' etc etc.

    Lately though, particularly when going on Facebook I get a browser window telling me I have critical threats on my machine and to down load additional software to get rid of them. I've not done this, (tho they are a pain to get rid of).
    So, the question? Do I have anti-virus included in my Zone Alarm software or should I be protected with extra software?

    Thanks

    Clappers

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    Default Re: Daft Question

    Hi!
    ZAPRO does not contain any antivirus scanner. You should install an antivirus.
    Here you have one that is free.

    Cheers,
    Fax

    Click here for ZA Support
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    Default Re: Daft Question

    It is highly likely that that browser window is a fake from rogue antivirus/antimalware software. They tell you you have a virus or malware, then tell you to buy their software to get rid of it, whereas in fact it's all fake.

    If you are worried, do an online scan with one of the reliable programs, such as

    http://www.superantispyware.com/onlinescan.html (malware)

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/ (virus)

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    Default Re: Daft Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Clappers View Post
    Don't flame me guys, I'm new to this!

    I have the following version of Zone Alarm Pro

    8.0.059.000

    It states I have 'TrueVector' and 'Anti-Spyware' etc etc.

    Lately though, particularly when going on Facebook I get a browser window telling me I have critical threats on my machine and to down load additional software to get rid of them. I've not done this, (tho they are a pain to get rid of).
    So, the question? Do I have anti-virus included in my Zone Alarm software or should I be protected with extra software?

    Thanks

    Clappers
    I recommend upgrading to the latest version of ZA Pro which now has an optional browser security toolbar installation. The latest version can be downloaded from here:

    http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...seHistory.html

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