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Windows 7: Zone Alarm Installation in Windows 7

23 Nov 2009   #1
Milomet

Windows 7
 
 
Zone Alarm Installation in Windows 7

I upgraded my daughters computer from Vista to Windows 7. When installing the upgrade it said that Zone Alarm wasn't compatible or wouldn't work correctly. I tried to still upgrade but the installation wouldn't continue while Zone Alarm was installed. I uninstalled it and then tried to re-install with one that was suppose to be Windows 7 Compatible but when I attempted to do so I got the following message:
Could not initialize installation. Could not exract Wise0132.dll to C:\Users\Caroline\AppData\Local\Temp\GLC9EF.tmp'. CRC does not match.

Is there anyway around this error to get Zone Alarm to load or is there something with the Dll file being corrupt and if so how to resolve ?


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23 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Having a 3rd party firewall like Zone Alarm isn't at all necessary in Windows 7, which has an excellent firewall and standing Windows Defender protection.

Add a lightweight free AV like Avast and there is nearly no resource hit at all, yet nothing will get in as long as they are kept on and working together, perfectly.
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23 Nov 2009   #3
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Having a 3rd party firewall like Zone Alarm isn't at all necessary in Windows 7, which has an excellent firewall and standing Windows Defender protection.

Add a lightweight free AV like Avast and there is nearly no resource hit at all, yet nothing will get in as long as they are kept on and working together, perfectly.
I was about to post a similar answer! I will never understand why folks want to installed multiple firewalls, when one is built into the operating system already. I would suggest Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus/antispyware. Upon installation, it will disable Windows Defender since the functions are duplicated.

I honestly see this as the beginning of the end for Norton, McAfee, Avast, ZoneAlarm and all the other bloated antivirus software being charged for today, and I hope I'm right!
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23 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

https://www.zonealarm.com/security/e...A-60day-1user#

There's many reasons a user would want to use ZoneAlarm instead of Windows Firewall. The above link is excellent for 7. It's not resource heavy at all. ~ 25 MB of RAM usage and no slowdowns when accessing disks, with Kaspersky antivirus built in.
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23 Nov 2009   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
https://www.zonealarm.com/security/e...A-60day-1user#

There's many reasons a user would want to use ZoneAlarm instead of Windows Firewall. The above link is excellent for 7. It's not resource heavy at all. ~ 25 MB of RAM usage and no slowdowns when accessing disks, with Kaspersky antivirus built in.
Well, thanks for that, but you didn't give any reasons.
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23 Nov 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

1) The GUI is so much better.
2) Precise and quick control of outbound or inbound for any app instead of cumbersome WF GUI.
3) You can put your network adapter in the internet zone and then assign local network machines as trusted.
4) Integrated Kaspersky is excellent with automatic updated definitons hourly or so.
5) You can block all serving activity with one setting at any time you choose.
6) Hosts file protection
7) Easily block all Microsoft system apps from accessing internet. Do that with WF and you'll be there forever configurating.
8) System stealth can be set if wanted.
9) Blocks fragments
10) Poisonous ARP protection
11) Parental controls for people with young children - password activated and fully configurable with categories of types of sites
12) Drive-by download, keylogger, phishing and surfing track protection
13) Junk e-mail filter
14) Outbound mail protection
15) It easily identifies for the user any rogue software that may be running.
16) If you want to enable something like Host Process For Windows Services as for Windows Update, it takes only as much time as clicking and hitting enter.
17) Identity protection
18) Works completely silent once it is configured properly.
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23 Nov 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

How much it cost?

I like free, unless it is bunk. In this case, free has always seemed a better solution.

Paid firewalls and AV's have in the past seemed to be bloaty in direct relation to their cost.
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23 Nov 2009   #8
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

The basic core of the program, which is very good still, but missing advanced features, is free.

The paid versions can be looked at here.
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22 Aug 2010   #9
epsonsalts

win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Having a 3rd party firewall like Zone Alarm isn't at all necessary in Windows 7, which has an excellent firewall and standing Windows Defender protection.

Add a lightweight free AV like Avast and there is nearly no resource hit at all, yet nothing will get in as long as they are kept on and working together, perfectly.

Hi, any suggestions why I'm getting frequent Blue-screens when I'm installing Zone Alarm Pro on my PC, running windows 7 , and McAfee.
Ive had 6 screens of death, then it worked, then upgraded to latest version of Zone Alarm, and after a couple more blue screens, UI never initiated, internet was blocked and I had the safest machine on earth.
Is it ZA and Mcafee?
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22 Aug 2010   #10
epsonsalts

win 7 ultimate
 
 

I have the paid for versions of each.
After years of zone alarm, I agree with the chap who gave 18 reasons why he likes ZA. So do (did) I, but it doesnt seem to work on my 64 bit machine
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