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    Default Where is LOCK button ????

    Was it removed?!!! Or the option to lock the whole traffic after some time of inactivity? Advertisers eat all my daily quota on metered network!

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    Exclamation Re: Where is LOCK button ????

    Quote Originally Posted by s4z View Post
    Was it removed?!!! Or the option to lock the whole traffic after some time of inactivity? Advertisers eat all my daily quota on metered network!
    Hi!
    Sorry; the
    Internet lock (STOP)
    is not advised at all. It will cause your PC to loose internet connection and cash other components of the OS.
    This is an old relic feature from the ZA 2.0 days and really only worked well on Win 95.

    The Stop Button was Removed from ZA 10.
    However
    , The "Stop all Internet Activity", option in ZA 11.0.780.000 is now located in the ZA Tray Icon.

    Use at your own Risk, its also no longer supported if you have issues with it no Tech Support for that feature.
    Last edited by GeorgeV; October 30th, 2013 at 10:53 AM. Reason: fix typo
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    Default Re: Where is LOCK button ????

    We do still have the Stop All Internet Activity option (version
    11.0.780.000) if you right click the Z icon in the system tray.

    But be forewarned as GeorgeV stated your OS, software or hardware may not recover from this when activated and may crash your PC.

    So use at your own risk. This is the OS that does not always like this being done and not a bug in our software.

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    Default Re: Where is LOCK button ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Forum-Moderator View Post
    We do still have the Stop All Internet Activity option (version
    11.0.780.000) if you right click the Z icon in the system tray.

    But be forewarned as GeorgeV stated your OS, software or hardware may not recover from this when activated and may crash your PC.

    So use at your own risk. This is the OS that does not always like this being done and not a bug in our software.

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    Thanks for hint with icon in system tray, at least it is something. Switched to metered ISP recently I've got 10 GB /month per PC leak of traffic just from being connected to the internet and doing nothing. But I have to say that I strongly disagree with such babysitting of all users and removal of these features. You should put these options back (with the warnings like above about crashes or problems or adding a tab for Power Users), specifically one which automatically stops all activity on timeout. In ten years using ZA I never had any issues and do not have any issues now on all of my computers and OSes when I have used Stop button or now by pulling the Ethernet cable or push the button on laptop which disconnect wireless internet. Some other firewalls still offer locks, btw
    Last edited by s4z; October 24th, 2013 at 04:20 PM. Reason: typo

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