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    Default Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7

    I have seen several posts by users making the general statement that ZA is compatible with Windows 7. We need to slow down on that one and not get ahead of our headlights. I have just purchased and set up a new Dell XPS Studio 9000 with an Intel i7 960 processor at 3.2 GHz and 12 GB RAM - a good machine. But having been a big fan and religious user of ZA since 2000, I am sorry to report two major failures, one of which I consider catastrophic, when trying to install ZA Free ver 9.1 with my new PC.

    Both of these problems have been cited in other locations in this forum. The first one, the lesser one, causes an error to show up in Windows Device Manager with the name "Teredo Tunneling". From reading other posts, this seems to be associated with the Windows 7 Homegroup feature for setting up shared workgroups on networks. Evidently, the paid versions of ZA include a checkbox switch for ipV6 that, if selected, gets rid of the error. But that checkbox is not available on ZA Free, so it is a ZA Free incompatibility with Windows 7.

    The second problem, the one I consider catastrophic, is that ZA installation destroys the ability to use Windows Restore. I could not believe, when I expereinced this error, that ZA was ever allowed to be released with this incredibly serious bug. Ever since Restore was introduced on Windows XP (or was it Me?), it has become an absolutely critical part of every Windows user toolbox.

    These problems are highly repeatable. I used the diagnostics partition on my Dell tio reset to factory settings roughly 10 times. I tried installing ZA early in the setup process, mid-way through the setup process, and near the end of the setup process, and each time, the ZA intstall caused these two errors.

    Are there any ZA moderators out there that can tell us when ZA will be fixed? Until it is, I consider ZA to be an application that is 100% INcompatible with Windows 7. Highly recommend these major issues be posted on the CNET download page until resolved. Better yet, highly recommend you suspend downloads of ZA until these issues, especially the Restore bug, are resolved.
    Last edited by zabob; June 27th, 2010 at 04:35 AM. Reason: Correct Title

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7 iPV6

    We are All Users here in this Forum..

    This Forum exist to allow Volunteer experienced Zone Alarm Users to help the Few Users who encounter a problem with ZoneAlarm and need to be guided in the right direction..

    Here is a Link to the Sticky Post at the Top of this Section that Explains the problem with iPV6 not supported in ZA Free..

    http://forum.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=74325

    I have ZA Extreme installed on Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit and have iPV6 enables in ZA Extreme..
    GeorgeV
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7

    George:

    Thanks for your reply. Do you have any idea how to contact Check Point about these problems?
    ~~Sip~~
    Last edited by GeorgeV; June 27th, 2010 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Offtopic Assumpion and Unproved alligations

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7 iPV6

    "Do you have any idea how to contact Check Point about these problems."

    This Forum is the Only Support for Users of the Free Product..

    Users of the Paid Products with a Valid License key have Free access to Tech Support..


    Maybe these Forum Threads will be of some help on the iPv6 issue..

    http://forum.zonealarm.com/showthrea...t=Free+Support

    http://forum.zonealarm.com/showthrea...highlight=iPV6
    Last edited by GeorgeV; June 27th, 2010 at 02:50 PM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7

    George:

    Thanks. It's ggod to see that an upcoming release of ZA Free will have the IPv6 switch.

    My much bigger concern is the impact ZA Free has had on my Windows Restore functionality. Are there forum posts that address that and do you think Check Point is aware of this major flaw and is working it?

    This thread has focused solely on the IPv6 issue, and I appreciate your very useful input in that area. It looks like I need to start a new thread about the System Restore problem.~~snip~~
    Last edited by GeorgeV; June 27th, 2010 at 02:20 PM. Reason: Offtopic Aligation..

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm Free is Incompatible With Windows 7 iPV6

    Anytime that you want to know what fixes have been included in a ZA Free release, just check the Released History page..

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall Release History
    The latest ZoneAlarm Free Firewall release is 9.2.057.000

    ZoneAlarm free updates

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 12.0.118.000

    • New: Security Toolbar One-Click uninstall.
    • Fixed: Added logic so that Toolbar is not installed in Internet Explorer 11.

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 12.0.104.000

    • New: Windows 8.1 support.
    • Updated: Antivirus engine.
    • Improved: AV detection.


    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.780.000

    • Improved: Antivirus detection.

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.768.000

    • New: Updated AV Engine.
    • New: Web scanner - blocks web threats before they reach your browser or hard drive.
    • New: Forcefield removed, replaced with new and improved Site Check technology and security toolbar.
    • New: Latest version of Firefox is supported.
    • Improved: Stability and performance enhancements.


    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.504

    • Added: Windows 8 - ELAM protection (Early Launch Anti-Malware)
    • Updated: Antivirus Engine
    • Improved: Rootkit detection

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.057

    • Optimized: Installer

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.054

    • Fixed: Compatibility issue with XP SP2
    • Fixed: Parental controls installation exception error.

    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.038

    • New: Do Not Track
    • New: Facebook Privacy Scan
    • Added: Firefox 17.0.1 support
    • Improved: AV Behavioral Scanning Engine


    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.020

    • Improved: AV engine
    • Fixed issue: Installer screens not displayed properly on some systems


    ZoneAlarmŽ Free Firewall version 11.0.000.018

    • Added: Windows 8 compatibility
    • Added: Firefox 16 support
    • Fixed: Java 7 compatibility




    ZoneAlarm version 9.2.057.000
    Includes Microsoft patch for Windows 7 systems:
    Resolves issues with running two security products at once
    Resolves Internet connectivity and stability issues, especially with Windows 7 64-bit systems

    ZoneAlarm version 9.2.044.000
    Fixed toolbar upgrade issues

    ZoneAlarm version 9.2.042.000
    NEW Quieter, smarter security - automatic security settings for millions of programs
    NEW DefenseNet analyzes real-time threat data from millions of users to stop latest attacks
    More features added to enhanced ZoneAlarm Security toolbar (for Internet Explorer and Firefox):
    Free Identity Protection services
    Online Backup services (2GB free)

    ZoneAlarm version 9.1.007.002
    Windows 7 operating system compatibility
    New Browser Security toolbar:
    - Spy site detection
    - Signature and heuristic phishing detection
    - Website safety check and rating
    Last edited by GeorgeV; January 9th, 2014 at 04:28 AM. Reason: typo, update
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