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Windows 7: My Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit Laptop Freezes.

02 Mar 2010   #31
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Sure. Make sure to completely disable it. I think there might even be an option to stop it from auto starting. Restart and see if the issue occurs again.


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02 Mar 2010   #32
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
Sure. Make sure to completely disable it. I think there might even be an option to stop it from auto starting. Restart and see if the issue occurs again.
Instead of disabling it, I uninstalled it and seems that was the problem after all. I also updated my Network drivers through Windows Update. I just don't understand why all of a sudden ZoneAlarm did this to me. I've been with that program for years. Looks like a malfunction with Windows 7 there. I downloaded it from CNET.com. Is there any place I can get ZoneAlarm? It's my favorite firewall.

I understand why this was happening. I had installed ZoneAlarm on Sunday. That's the day the freezings were then going on.
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02 Mar 2010   #33
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

LOL if I had known you just installed ZoneAlarm I would have pointed that out right away. Ah well. I should have asked as well at the beginning Glad it was sorted out.

As for ZoneAlarm...personally I'd ditch it entirely. It's horrible and there are a LOT of bugs. If you really want a decent free firewall, Comodo is really all I recommend.
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02 Mar 2010   #34
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
LOL if I had known you just installed ZoneAlarm I would have pointed that out right away. Ah well. I should have asked as well at the beginning Glad it was sorted out.

As for ZoneAlarm...personally I'd ditch it entirely. It's horrible and there are a LOT of bugs. If you really want a decent free firewall, Comodo is really all I recommend.
Does it advise everything that attempts to connect to the internet just like ZoneAlarm with every pop-up? I like that. I have some programs I actually prefer not to connect to the internet. Windows Firewall wasn't very good at stopping those.
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02 Mar 2010   #35
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Yes it has outbound protection as well Comodo is a lot higher quality than ZoneAlarm and there are usually very few bugs with updates etc. ZoneAlarm is a resource hog and almost always causes issues.
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02 Mar 2010   #36
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
Yes it has outbound protection as well Comodo is a lot higher quality than ZoneAlarm and there are usually very few bugs with updates etc. ZoneAlarm is a resource hog and almost always causes issues.
Thanks a billion! I did have a hinge that ZoneAlarm was causing the problem, but that didn't happen with any of my other computers.

Thanks again, I'm going to try out Comodo then. Is all their other products good? Like Anti-virus, and all the others?
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02 Mar 2010   #37
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

I've never tried their Anti-Virus stuff. I usually stick to Avast for free AV. Although since Windows 7 I've just used Microsoft Security Essentials for AV.

But if the quality of their AV is anything like their Firewall I'd say it was worth it.
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02 Mar 2010   #38
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
I've never tried their Anti-Virus stuff. I usually stick to Avast for free AV. Although since Windows 7 I've just used Microsoft Security Essentials for AV.

But if the quality of their AV is anything like their Firewall I'd say it was worth it.
Well thanks anyway. I will stick up to Comodo Firewall. Thanks alot!
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02 Mar 2010   #39
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

You're very welcome, anytime.
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