[24hoursupport] ZoneAlarm blues

  • From: 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 27 Jul 2004 19:01:10 -0000

The reason I was locked off the internet for one or two weeks was not a worm or 
trojan. ZoneAlarm tripped a lock-out somehow, but did not give any indication. 
Setting ZA not to start anymore did not solve the problem, it only made me 
think ZA was not the problem.

Plus, an abortive attempt to install a tekram SCSI controller card, resulted in 
an unintended and nonreversible DOS install of something called 'dual-fifo' 
(more like 'dual fido'), seriously compromising cpu resources and resulting in 
perpetual pc lock-ups. That has been fixed.

Once ZA was restarted and its slider settings dropped to zero, like, totally 
off, access to the internet magically reappeared for all relevant programs.

Again, as once before, I'm compelled to relabel ZA as 'Twilight Zone Alarm'. 

Great program, but I think it needs something like a Desktop warning feature, 
telling when it puts the entire pc into total internet lock-down, instead of 
hiding in its folder and pretending to be a worm.
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