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    Default ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts=> Upgrade to XP SP3 & Remove all 3rd party Secur

    I have the latest version of Zone Alarm Extreme suite and I am preparing to reload my malware tools after finding conflicts between ZA and other programs.

    In addition to ZA Extreme, I intend to use the following:

    SystemSuite 11 (anti-spyware and disc tools only)
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    Ad-aware

    The last two conflict with ZA Extreme and wondered if there was a workaround for using the scanning capabilities manually or if there are alternatives which would compliment ZA?

    Anyone using SystemSuite and ZA together?

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts

    Hi!

    any active anti-malware components (e.g. drivers loaded at boot) present in most security tools will conflict with ZA Extreme. You need to select software that are designed to complement security tools. Based on the above the selected tools seems not suitable apart from been generally (IMO) weak against modern malware (adware and spybotS&D).

    These are for example, malwarebyte free (the paid version has an active component) and superantispyware free (the paid version has an active component). Another tool designed to work with other security tools that complements well ZA is PREVX.

    Hope this helps

    Fax
    Last edited by fax; May 4th, 2011 at 10:02 AM.

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts

    Thank you for the ideas. Regarding "SuperSpyware", did you the free package SuperAntiSpyware?

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts

    superantispyware free, sorry for the mistake...
    You find the link to these software in the malware discussion section (guidance on cleaning).

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts

    Back again with more questions on software conflicts. Following the installation guide, I did a clean install of ZoneAlarm Extreme, followed by Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware (paid versions). I removed all other malware tools prior to the installs.

    I used the beta test guide to stress test the system between installs and so everything appeared to be stable.

    I am still encountering system freezes if I leave the system running without user input for more than a few minutes.

    I have disabled Malwarebytes and AntiSuperSpyware via changing their startup options though the problem still occurs.

    If I boot to safe mode and start ZoneAlarm, there are no problems so the conflict occurs when something is loaded.

    The first question I have are how to configure these tools to work together.

    The second question I have are what evidence should I look for to find the source of the conflict?

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm Extreme software conflicts

    Paid version may conflict with ZA Extreme, use free versions. You can use MSCONFIG to isolate the culprit.
    If you post the exact version of ZA Extreme used and exact version and SP of your OS I could more specific.

    Thanks,
    Fax
    Last edited by fax; May 17th, 2011 at 12:24 AM.

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