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    Default Problem installing Free Firewall

    I was using the Free Firewall until last Friday when I got the pop-up that said an upgrade was available. I followed all the steps (uninstalling, downloading, installing) but the install stops at about 20% of configuration with error saying file VADATA.dll is missing...perhaps a reinstall of the application would fix this problem". I have tried a dozen times to install ZA, have cleaned my registry and scanned for problems and viruses, yet still the same error. I run Windows XP Home Edition SP3. Please help....oh yeah, I have no app called "Threat...." on my system that was referred to in an earlier post.

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    The 3rd Coast - South Central Texas

    Smile Re: Cannot install Free Firewall


    Follow these instructions Below to clean your computer of the old version and any conflicting 3rd party Security programs, then install a clean new copy of the current supported version of ZA Free Multi-language, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

    The instruction for a clean install are below,

    1. Download the latest ZA version <== click here

    2. Remove your current ZA version (in XP use Windows add/remove programs)

    3. Remove other security tools installed. Use to double check no left overs are present.

    4. Clean your system and registry withthe Free Ccleaner.exe

    5. Download to your desktop and run the ZA removal tool, now reboot after running ZA Removal tool.

    6. Install the latest ZA version without touching any default settings.
    7.) check all of your installed programs for vulnerabilities and updates (especially adobe acrobat, flash, shockwave and Java).
    scan your PC for vulnerable software with the Free version of,
    Secunia PSI 2.0 . <== click here

    Last edited by GeorgeV; November 21st, 2011 at 06:49 AM.

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