Zone Alarm Exreme & ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by CustomHVAC, Jan 27, 2010.

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  1. CustomHVAC

    CustomHVAC Registered Member

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    I finally caved in & purchased Z.A. Extreme (not sure if I can mention the price I got in an e-mail they sent, but was too good to refuse)

    I used to use Z. A. Internet Suite with Returnil & couldn't be happier (IMO)

    But now with Z. A. Extreme I have: Virtual Browsing, downloads also get opened virtually to ensure it's safe, & more.....

    Do I still need returnil or should I use sandboxie instead (sandboxie - ing exerything Zone alarm doesn't)

    I just feel returnil maybe working / tracking a lot of duplicates (downloads, virtual browing, stuff that is virtual anyway & doesn't need to be Returnil-ed.

    Any help would be appreciated,
    Thanks
     
  2. fax

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    Why not returnil or a good backup/image strategy. HD failures can't be recovered easily otherwise...
     
  3. firzen771

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    u shuld be fine with ZA extreme, just have a backup program and keep regular backups.
     
  4. fax

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    ... and also why not installing the latest ZAX beta 9.1.118.000.... a lot of fixes and improvements as compared to the current release. www.zonealarm.com/beta
     
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  5. CustomHVAC

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    Thanks for the replies!
    I do Use a backup strategy (Paragon Drive back up 9 Pro) - Excellent (IMO)

    I'll try to rephrase the question;
    Zone Alarm Extreme virtualizes the browser & the downloads (possibly more)

    Returnil tracks ALL changes (or ignores ALL changes, whichever is technically correct)

    I wanted to know if ZA Extreme (browser, downloads) + sanboxIE for everything else (that I don't trust) would be better than;

    ZA Extreme (monitors browser, downloads) + Returnil (monitors EVERYTHING)

    It just seemed to me that this scenario - ZA Extreme sees internet, then lets say erases it, ZA Extreme downloads run virtually first & then you can again lets say erase it.
    ALL this time Returnil is also tracking the same stuff, am I wasting resources tracking several things 2x

    Crude example: ZA Extreme + Sanboxie (for what is NOT virtualized by returnil) = RETURNIL

    or am I completely confused & disoriented (which is entirely possible)
    Thanks again
     
  6. fax

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    I would go for ZAX + SandboxIE for all the rest
     
  7. Narxis

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    Can't access to Zone Alarm official forum since yesterday.

    It says:

    The account is currently not active.

    The web hosting service for this webpage is provided by SiteGround.com.

    If you are the website owner and you would like to re-activate the hosting account,
    please contact the SiteGround.com technical support team.

    When will be the current beta of ZAX go in finale release?I'm using currently the latest stable release.
     
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