Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748) and Zone Alarm

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    Also seems to affect the 32 bit version as well
     
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    Yes thank you Jim :)
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    I can confirm the connection problem after installing the MS Critical Updates, and I run ZoneAlarmPro. Fortunately for me I created an Acronis back up image prior to installing. I usually don't do that, but this time I did, and it saved me some trouble. I suppose I could have gone the uninstall route, but I prefer restoring a good working image to uninstalling MS updates.
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    Ill make a Image tonight of my HD and try it against the new ZA beta see if its affected.
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    I experienced this exact same problem today after the recent security update KB951748 and Malicious software removal tool which is update KB890830. My main system was running extremely sluggish and I had no internet connection at all. I had to do a complete system restore using the previous day's auto restore point before my system returned to normal. I am using Windows XP Pro SP2, 32bit, along with a number of other security programs including ZASS 7.0.462.000.

    Update: The ZA support forum posts confirm that this recent MS security update KB951748 is the source of this problem. A program patch for ZA is supposedly on the way. For the time being they have two temporary work-arounds posted (one work-around is to simply remove of the MS security update KB951748 hotfix.) The problem is that if Windows automatic updates are set to install automatically then the fix could possibly install automatically on the next computer shutdown. To avoid this from happening I have temporarily turned off automatic update installation in the Windows settings but asked Windows to prompt me before installing the updates. It would be recommended for ZA users who are experiencing this problem to take a look at the ZA support forum for specific information regarding this issue.
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    So far, is Zonealarm the ONLY firewall that is being affected? Other firewalls all work fine?
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    I had the same problems. Downloaded the ZA update and all's back to normal. I've also switch auto updates back on but asking me what to download just in case the Windows file update rears its ugly head again
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    Hello

    I have just downloaded the Zone Alarm update for the problem with KB951748

    Do I need to uninstall my previous version of Zone Alarm free version. 6.5 737.000 or can I install on top of it.

    Many thanks

    Rosie
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    It did not affect ZoneAlarm on Vista at all :)
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    v7.0.483.000 for ZAP worked as advertised. MS Critical Updates now re-installed and internet connection is fine.
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    Hi Rosie

    I went over top with 7.0.483.000 in ZoneAlarmPro. Everything went smooth on both machines. But I see you are still running the 6.5 branch (older version), and it may be advisable to do a clean install because you are skipping over about 7 version upgrades (however minor they may be).

    Of course it is up to you. I would try over the top first, but I would also have a disk image handy to restore if things get funky. I'd say you can't go wrong with the clean install, but I'd personally offer the same qualifier... have a restore plan on hand.

    Here's the Release History.

    Good luck.
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    Hello Page42

    I did an over the top install and it worked with no problems.

    Thank you for your reply

    Rosie
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    That's good news. Have you got the MS Updates installed too?
     
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    Re: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB95174:cool: and Zone Alarm

    ********************************************************************
    Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin Major Revisions
    Issued: July 10, 2008
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    Summary
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    The following bulletins have undergone a major revision increment.
    Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.

    * MS08-037 - Important

    Bulletin Information:
    =====================

    * MS08-037 - Important

    - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-037.mspx
    - Reason for Revision: V2.0 (July 10, 2008 Bulletin revised to
    inform users of ZoneAlarm and Check Point Endpoint Security
    of an Internet connectivity issue detailed in the section,
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to this Security
    Update. The revision did not change the security update files
    in this bulletin, but users of ZoneAlarm and Check Point
    Endpoint Security should read the FAQ entries for guidance.
    - Originally posted: July 8, 2008
    - Updated: July 10, 2008
    - Bulletin Severity Rating: Important
    - Version: 2.0
     
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    Hello Page42

    Yes, All Microsoft updates installed fine

    Thanks

    Rosie
     
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    ZoneAlarm has released a new version of their FireWall to solve the problems the recent Microsoft patch caused. Although the Microsoft patch has been released to fix a certain DNS-vulnerability, it also caused ZoneAlarm to behave erratically and blocking all Internet traffic.

    Version 7.0.483.000 solves this problem and can be downloaded from the ZA website, which can be found here.
     
  19. dmenace

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    Does this security update mean that -

    ALL previous versions of Zone Alarm (4.x, 5.x, 6.x)

    No longer work o_O

    And only the latest patched version of ZA works these days o_O :thumbd:
     
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    No. I run free ZoneAlarm 6.1.744.001 on 2 PCs and it had no issues at all from the MS update. I have no definitive info but it appears that from ZoneAlarm version 6.5.x and higher is where the problems occurred.
     
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    Starting with version 6.5, Zone Alarm would not install on PCs with older OS systems than Windows 2000. So there must have been a major internal change to the firewall.
     
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    I see, thanks
     
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    Hi

    Please can you advise....I suffered from the failed internet connection following the XP update.As a workaround, and until I install the latest Zonealarm free version, I have the Internet Security Zone set to 'Medium'.

    What are the real risks associated wth this setting ? I have the following security apps : Comodo Boclean, KAV7 and Prevx2 realtime (plus SpywareBlaster and on demand scanners A2 Free & Superantispyware).
    I do not want to expose my PC to any real danger !

    Many thanks

    Terry
     
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    I urge you to install the ZoneAlarm upgrade. It's been available for more than a week now, so why concern yourself with workarounds when a legitimate fix is easily applied?

    As for lowering the ZA setting to medium, I'd say it seems like the cure is worse than the disease. And it's not just my opinion. Here's what a Zonelabs Forum Mod has to say (my bolding added)...

    I realize that the ZoneAlarm site lists the medium setting as a workaround option, and I'm sure lots of people took that course, but my instincts tell me the Forum Mod quoted above is giving better advice. I chose the 2nd option, which was to uninstall the MS hotfix. ZA was out with v7.0.483.000 a day or two later.

    Install the ZA upgrade and forget about it! ;)
     
  25. ftwynne59

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    Thanks Page42...will uninstall old version of ZA and install new version. !!
     
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