Alas, apologies to all ZA users.
My computer was dying with whirling grinding noise; I didn't know whether it was from the CPU fan assembly or hard drive. The noises are now in dual harmony tones. I figure the computer's gonna die any day now: This year I already replaced an HD, HD fan/heatsink, power supply, and CPU fan assembly. I don't know whether I'm gonna spend more money on it.
So this week, I took over my father's iMac, because he has a love/hate relationship towards it. He's been so used to XP.
But he bought a DELL Inspiron with Windows 7 Home Premium. I set it up today. And boy, Windows 7 HP is a pain in the #@$
It crashes a lot.
I already renewed ZAX for 2 years, since my dad has a couple PCs he's using.
Anyhow, back to your question, fax. ForceField does the same thing on Windows 7 for Firefox on a clean install.
Maybe I'll get around figuring out it one day, or maybe wait for the next ZA/FF upgrade. But I've had my fill with Windows 7 for a while.
Edit: If CheckPoint/ZoneAlarm were ever going to make a product for Mac OS X, I would totally jump on it. Thanks for the years of memories.
Last edited by cyberjunkie; September 25th, 2010 at 12:25 AM. Reason: Note about Mac
btw, I still have to experience a crash with windows 7. Very stable, fast and reliable.
The problem of this thread is not with the version of Forcefield as integrated in ZA Extreme Security, but with the stand alone version of Forcefield. The latest version of that product is 1.5.053.049 dated 20 November 2009. It was compatible with Firefox version up till 3.6.8, but is NOT compatible with version 3.6.9 and 3.6.10. When Forcefield is active, the protected browser of Firefox is sarted and immediately killed. The unprocted version runs OK. And as soon as Forcefield is stopped, Firefox runs OK. I did a fresh reinstall of Forcefield and Firefox, but to no avail.
I hope a new compatible version is released soon!
Better you check with ZA official suport. Link to technical support is in my signature.
I've noticed that Firefox does not appear in the list of ZAX recognised programes - not sure if that is a problem as it works OK for the other user accounts (using it to write this) - but if I try to add it manually it isn't recognised either.
This all unravelled with Firefox 3.6.9 and 10 - here's hoping that a new version of firefox or forcefield will solve it.
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security version:9.3.037.000
Anti-virus engine version:22.214.171.124
Anti-virus signature DAT file version:1028109472
ZoneAlarm Browser Security 126.96.36.199
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Scanner 188.8.131.52
ZoneAlarm ForceField Anti-Phishing Database 184.108.40.206
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Sites Database 04.130
However, you said you reinstalled both Forcefield and Firefox. So I presume you downloaded a complete installer file of Firefox 3.6.10, and installed it after you had uninstalled your old version?
Here's how I would do it. After downloading the full Firefox installation file (for the language you want), I would uninstall Forcefield first. Before uninstalling it, I would "clear the virtual data" and remove the checkmark from "enable virtualization". On the other tab, I would remove the checkmark "start Forcefield at startup". Then I would reboot; Forcefield should no longer be running. I would then uninstall Forcefield and reboot.
Next, I would uninstall Firefox using Add/Remove Programs. I would keep my profile settings when prompted. I would then reboot and reinstall Firefox using the 3.6.10 full installation file, and reboot again. After rebooting, I would then check to see that the Firefox "options" are like I want, and that Firefox is working. If it is, then I would install Forcefield, and reboot.
Maybe that's how you did it, but if so, I'm not sure why you are having the trouble. But I hope this helps you get both programs back in operation. Good luck!
Last edited by critterjoe; October 7th, 2010 at 09:29 PM.
I think Frits is right. Last time I uninstalled ZAX (on my dad's Win7) by clicking "uninstall.exe" under Program Files, instead of CPES, the program didn't uninstall ForceField. In fact, ForceField was in its own Program File Folder: Checkpoint (I think).
If not otherwise then either an old version of ZAX was in use or the removal process was not successfull for whatever local reasons.
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