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    Default ZA 10.1.079.000 does not let Alcohol 52% work

    There's a problem with Alcohol 52% and ZA Internet Security Suite 10.1.079.000. I guess it would apply to other flavors of ZA.


    What happens is when ZA 10.1.079.000 is installed, Alcohol never runs. The drivers to mount images does not work and the context menu to mount an image never appears. Attempting to run the Alcohol 52% GUI itself fails with the error before the GUI loads:

    Loading Alcohol device drivers failed!
    Emulation options and native driver interface of Alcohol 52% will not be available.

    The emulated drives do not show up in the GUI.


    Trying to rerun the Alcohol installer fails with a cryptic error message. It won't run until Alcohol is uninstalled and then ZA is uninstalled. Alcohol then reinstalls. Reinstalling ZA after that causes Alcohol to break again.


    Alcohol runs fine with ZA ISS 9.x.


    I have the latest Alcohol 52% version, 2.0.1.2033. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit.

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    Default Re: ZA 10.1.079.000 does not let Alcohol 52% work

    I searched earlier for the term "alcohol" but the age of the results made me think they were too old to be of any use to me. Then, I actually decided to check them and there appears to be a way around this. To disable the ForceField service.


    Found this on the Alcohol site through Google. I'll test it after I image the Windows drive first.


    How to disable ZoneAlarms Forcefield so that Alcohol works correctly:

    1. open "Run" and access "services.msc"

    2. Scroll down to "ZoneAlarm Forcefield"

    3. Select "Disable" and apply

    4. Open the Zonealarm extreme security control center by right clicking on the taskbar icon

    5. Go to preferences, and "Uncheck" load on start up.

    6. Shutdown Zonealarm extreme security from the task bar icon

    7. Restart computer

    8. After restart, and everything else is loaded, go to "Start" "Programs" "Zonealarm"

    9. Activate Zonealarm from the program icon

    10. After zonealarm loads (without forcefield this time) verify operation of virtual drives on Alcohol 120%

    11. Open zonealarm Extreme Security from the task bar icon, "Check" Load on start up.

    12. Restart again and check Alcohol 120% for virtual operations after everything has loaded.
    Last edited by dbminter; December 24th, 2011 at 01:43 PM.

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    Default Re: ZA 10.1.079.000 does not let Alcohol 52% work

    Yes, this is known. The two cannot work together. If you use it for virtual drive you could try the free daemon tools. Latest version include a mode that is compatible with forcefield.

    Please note that unloading ZA at boot will make it very easy to tamper and render it useless in case of malware infections.
    Last edited by fax; December 24th, 2011 at 02:22 PM.

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    Default Re: ZA 10.1.079.000 does not let Alcohol 52% work

    I'm sorry I didn't check the search results before posting. I just didn't think given their age they'd cover what I was asking about. I should have looked anyway.

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    Default Re: ZA 10.1.079.000 does not let Alcohol 52% work

    No problem...

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