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    Default Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Just like the title reads-after I download and install ZA, it acts normal and issues confirmations for program access to the internet.
    Once I shut down the PC and restart, ZA starts to download the installer and then reinstalls itself. I have uninstalled it several times to no avail.

    Any idea what is going on? I use Win7 with SP1, Avast AV (free). I have used ZA in the past and would like to use it again.

    Thanks for any help in advance,
    Jeff

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Thanks for the response but no dice. It still re-installs after your recommended fix. I'll have look for another firewall that doesn't want to glitch out on my PC.
    Thanks again,
    Jeff

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
    Thanks for the response but no dice. It still re-installs after your recommended fix. I'll have look for another firewall that doesn't want to glitch out on my PC.
    Thanks again,
    Jeff
    Hmmm.. I don't recall you mentioning what Type and Version number of Zone Alarm you installed?

    The More information you post the more likely users here will be able to understand the issue and try to help.
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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
    Thanks for the response but no dice. It still re-installs after your recommended fix. I'll have look for another firewall that doesn't want to glitch out on my PC.
    Thanks again,
    Jeff
    .... And exactly what you have done that did not work? What you describe can only be a call in startup for install.

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    The newest version of the Free Firewall (only). It seems to work fine with my other PC's (XP and W8.1). It just continues to re-install on this W7SP1 PC.
    I am all ears...

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Uuuhm, you seem to ignore the responses. Again, what have you done to resolve your issue? Did you follow the suggestion? Which version of windows 7? 32bit or 64 bit? The instruction below are for 32bit and 64bit.

    Please next time read closely the responses as the solution has already been posted.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJones View Post
    After chasing this more today, I think I found a solution. There is a string in the registry:

    For 32bit:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Zonealarm Installer

    Use MSCONFIG to remove.... "C:\Program Files\Checkpoint\Install\Launcher.exe" "C:\Program Files\Checkpoint\Install\Install.exe" /r install/C "C:\Program Files\Checkpoint\Install\Install.xml" /l /w

    For 64bit:
    HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Curren tVersion\Run
    \...etc

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    I had the same issue; fix is nothing to do with registry settings or privilege elevation, it's Avast: installing that before ZA causes the problem.

    Fix:

    - uninstall both, reboot
    - install ZA
    - install Avast, or, ahem, other AV software of your choice...

    Hope this helps.
    Brian

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm keeps re-installing itself after PC reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmcc View Post
    I had the same issue; fix is nothing to do with registry settings or privilege elevation, it's Avast: installing that before ZA causes the problem.

    Fix:

    - uninstall both, reboot
    - install ZA
    - install Avast, or, ahem, other AV software of your choice...

    Hope this helps.
    Brian
    Had the same problem and the solution recommended by Brian worked.

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