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I used to use ZoneAlarm, but I wasn't able to find it when I loaded up my new system. I have a cable modem and I'm aware of all the horror stories and the danger. I was very satisfied with Zonealarm, but apparently it is no longer available; in any case, when I try to find it, I get lots of "can't be found" messages. So...I have two questions...: has Gibson maybe gone out of business or is no longer offering zonealarm, or 2) can someone recommend a really good personal firewall that will offer good protection.

I am currently using "tiny" firewall, but I don't know much about it except that it seems to have some reccomendations going for it...any feedback will be appreciated.
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Zone Alarm is available here:

http://www.zonelabs.com/

..............although Tiny Personal Firewall is rated as a very good firewall also. It does use less resources than Z/A so it does have that going for it.

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thanks for the responses...

There is nobody home at zonelabs....I always get "The page cannot be displayed" when I try.

I've seen the GRC web site, but I don't see anything about zonealarm there....
 

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Yes, I tried both of these links, as I had tried repeatedly before. So this is getting curious....for some reason I get "the page cannot be displayed" every time for either address, or the numbers you gave me, which I tried as well. Why would I not be able to get those addresses from my computer? This is something I haven't had experienced before....
 

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Thanks for the tip. I downloaded ZoneAlarm and it is now installed on my system. I feel safer already....

It is still baffling to me why I can't access the zonealarm web site from my computer....

Anyway, the important thing is I have my old firewall up and I'm happy about it....thanks!
 

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Are you running a good, updated antivirus program? The only time I have seen someone not be able to surf to certain sites is when they didn't have the encryption required or had a virus that was blocking all sites relating to security. Can go to everywhere but sites that were related to antivirus software or firewall programs. Only saw that one time, but just a thought.
Try going to Norton's site, or MacAfee's.
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Hey Del- I can go to those sites right away, no problem. So I remain baffled as to why I can't seem to access zonelabs...

But while I'm at it...I have Mcafee but I would welcome a good recommendation either way. I have been annoyed repeatedly by Mcafee because I would go to their site for monthly updates and all I get is offers for "improved' service at more money. I want an anti-virus program that will make it easy for me to constantly update myself to keep ahead (or close to) the latest viruses. ANy suggestions?
 

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bj nick,

Glad you got Z/A loaded and working fine.

As to A/V you can go to the Trend Micro Icon in this link and download a freebie, the link is also beneficial for other reasons so you may want to bookmark it.

http://www.pchell.com/

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I tried many, but never regularly ran one until a couple months ago. I was going to try I-noculate? at some other techs advice and was redirected to My e-Trust. I tried it and it really impressed me. I have it on 3 machines on my network, a Win98, Win ME and mine, dual boot WinME and Win 2000Pro. Works fine on all three.
It hasn't affected speed at all.
When I installed it on the Win 98 machine, it found a virus and deleted it and the machine is running fine.
It was on the WinME machine and it found a network induced virus, deleted it and turned off system restore so it couldn't be brought back, cleared it from restore files and turned system restore back on and running fine.
I had someone email me a suspected email virus and it would not let me open it.
You get a 60 day free trial and if you decide to keep it, it costs about $19 the first year and $9 each year after, this is US.
They email you every time there is an updated signature file and I have gotten as many as 3 in one day.. I'm at the end of the free trial period. Yes I'm very impressed with it.
You can read about it at the following site:
http://www1.my-etrust.com/
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Hey Del- I decided to give e-trust a shot. I've installed the trial version and I'll keep you posted...thanks for the recommendation...
 

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Don't know if "free" means its not as good... but I use AVG6.0

Its available from http://www.grisoft.com

So far its been great & it also scans my Outlook Express

& BJ.. also have your proxy settings checked.... might be why you couldn't get to zonealarm.com
 

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I fully endorse Del's comments concerning eTrust.

I am using InoculateIt Personal Edition which was freeware until its makers Computer Associates discontinued it last June and replaced it with a buyware version which is now eTrust. However, CA undertook to continue to provide virus signature updates to the registered users of InoculateIt for as long as they had the program installed on their computers. Consequently, I am continuing to use IPE and will do so until such time as major upgrades to eTrust make its purchase advisable.

InoculateIt is still available from some sites, this being one of them, and virus updates can be obtained by going to Tools in the program's menu bar and clicking on AutoDownload.
 

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Thanks,
I have tried to find a virus to see how good it is and can't break it. Kind of a dumb move, but that's how strongly I feel about this product. So far, haven't found a hole in the protection..
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Originally posted by bj nick
Yes, I tried both of these links, as I had tried repeatedly before. So this is getting curious....for some reason I get "the page cannot be displayed" every time for either address, or the numbers you gave me, which I tried as well. Why would I not be able to get those addresses from my computer? This is something I haven't had experienced before....
Welcome to the club! I have had problems getting to these sites as well and assumed that they were just very busy. I eventually got my Zonealarm from C-Net (I think it was) and when Zonealarm informs me of updates I get them straight away from the same place, no problems.

It is very strange, isn't it? :confused:
 
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