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    truenewf Guest

    Default No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    I'm using Zone Alarm Extreme Security, when I log into the Guest account on Windows Vista Home Premium, I get the following message " To protect Zone Alarm security settings from unauthorized access, Zone Alarm is not supported on Guest Accounts. Does this mean that if I allow Friends or Family to use the Guest account on my computer which is supposedly protected by Zone Alarm Extreme Security, no protection is provided to my system while this individual is using the Guest account? If so I will have to get rid of Zone Alarm and find a packaged that meets my needs. If this is not the case the message needs to be changed to state more clearly what it means.

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    Default Re: No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    Hi!

    sorry all user here, if you need clarification on ZA Extreme features and troubleshooting you should address yourself to the ZA official technical support at the link in my signature.

    Its always not recommended to use the default guest account on windows machines. Normally most security guidelines suggest to remove it. Also note that many security tools disable the guest acccount by default.

    Just create a user account with limited privilegies to allow guest to log on and ZA will do its job. Also remember to password protect ZA to avoid been disabled by guests.

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    Last edited by fax; January 13th, 2011 at 01:13 PM.

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    When I open Windows Guest Account, I received a message as follows " To protect Zone Alarm security settings from unauthorized access, Zone Alarm is not supported on Guest Accounts." Does that mean that users of Windows Guest Account are not protected by Zone Alarm, and conversely my system is unprotected also. I purchased Zone Alarm for the protection it offered my system, if it can't do the job completely, its of no use to me, and I will be obliged to find an Application that will afford full protection at all times. I would appreciate receiving an answer as quickly as possible.

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    Default Re: Windows Guest Account

    Hi!

    sorry all user here, if you need clarification on Zone Alarm features and troubleshooting you should address yourself to the ZA official technical support at the link in my signature.

    Its always not recommended to use the default guest account on windows machines. Normally most security guidelines suggest to remove it. Also note that many security tools disable the guest acccount by default.

    Just create a user account with limited privilegies to allow guest to log on and ZA will do its job.

    Also remember to password protect ZA to avoid being disabled by guests.
    Last edited by GeorgeV; January 14th, 2011 at 06:05 PM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    Hi!
    merged in the existing thread to avoid duplication and dispersion.
    Please do not double post issues.

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    Default Re: No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    I was told by ZoneAlarm support (via chat) that ZoneAlarm IS active when using a guest account.

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    Last edited by GeorgeV; February 14th, 2011 at 07:51 PM. Reason: Deleted confused and off topic comments..

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    Default Re: No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    Quote Originally Posted by benreffell View Post
    I was told by ZoneAlarm support (via chat) that ZoneAlarm IS active when using a guest account.
    Yes, if Zone Alarm is installed using the Administrator Account, then all Accounts on the computer are protected..

    Just create a user account with limited privileges to allow guest to log on and ZA will do its job.

    Also remember to password protect ZA to avoid being disabled by guests.
    Last edited by GeorgeV; February 15th, 2011 at 03:32 AM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: No Protection from Zone Alarm Extreme on Windows Guest Account?

    Think I checked it later that week (on my Vista system) by going to Control Panel\Security Center and found ZA firewall was running with guest account.

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