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    Default Sharing folder on my home network

    Hi,
    I have Zone Alarm installed on a PC on my Home Network! The other PCs use the standard windows firewall. All use Windows 7 64 bits SP1!

    The problem is that I can't access the shares that are made on the PC that has Zone Alarm Free Anti-virus + Firewall. That PC can access the shares made on other PC's, but it isn't possible from other PC's to access the shares made on the PC that has Zone Alarm installed.
    This problem occurs intermittently, and goes away if I disable Zone Alarm Firewall - Just the firewall component!
    I have set my home network as a trusted location, and, as I said I can in fact access the shared files/printers on that PC, sometimes! Other times I receive the message that the PC is not accessible! Sometimes it won't even get listed on the windows network discovery.
    I also noticed that the problem only starts occurring a few minutes after booting up the PC, meaning that I initially can access the shares. And then intermittently I can and I can't!

    I am using version 12.0.104.000
    Tried reinstalling but the problem remains!
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    Windows Firewall is off!

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    Default Re: Sharing folder on my home network

    Anyone? (bump)


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    Default Re: Sharing folder on my home network

    [QUOTE=HappyPickle;299822]Anyone? (bump)


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    Sorry, all Users here.
    Sorry you posted too limited info to be able to help...

    Perhaps a user of the Free products will chime in with a solution for your issue?

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    Default Re: Sharing folder on my home network

    You will need to change the security level in your Public Zone from High to medium to allow sharing of data on your PC with you computer on your local network.

    If this is a laptop PC you must remember to return the Public zone to high when you take the laptop out of your home so that your not hacked on another network connection.


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    Default Re: Sharing folder on my home network

    Thanks I'll try that

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    Default Re: Sharing folder on my home network

    Hi,
    I have verified that in fact turning public zone to medium allows the windows shares to work flawlessly., Even though I am on a trusted network and ZoneAlarm is configured to see my home network as a trusted one.
    This is a desktop PC and I will always connect to my home (trusted) network .Is there. any added risk for my particular scenario? What do this settings control besides shares?

    It appears that ZA is not working as intended since when on a trusted network settings for public networks take effect. Is this a known bug or something by design??
    Last edited by HappyPickle; January 29th, 2014 at 04:45 PM.

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