ZoneAlarm - how to remove the unremovable

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by korben, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    1] clean.exe from ZA - missing MSVCP140.dll and 3 more errors - FAIL
    2] geek uninstaller - success - restart - fail - ZA resides as always in the tray
    3] BU uninstaller - 1st attempt - FAIL, 2nd attempt - success, restart the system - ZA is here...
    4] System Restore - FAIL

    p.s. i stopped the two ZA services and disabled them too - no go

    HELP
     
  2. fax

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    Just to be sure it is clean.exe or CLEAN.exe (capital letter)? The latter is the right one, clean.exe is an old uninstaller and will not work, you can find it the right one here:
    http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/support/download/CLEAN.exe

    Try first to boot in SAFE MODE and only then run the ZA removal tool.
     
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  3. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    There were two errors but the software is gone, which I am thankful for.

    peace
     
  4. fax

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    Good! Happy to hear it worked.:thumb:
     
  5. gery

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    what went wrong with ZA ? did you not like it ?
     
  6. korben

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    Like with the case of PrivateFirewall - too many blue screens along the way.
    Perhaps it is my fault, improper config vs inapprioriate and insufficient learning, yet since the day it was removed I have had 0 blue screens...

    Currently w/o a firewall on my machine...
     
  7. Bertazzone

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    Why don't you try TinyWall? If you're using Windows 10 1803 you would need to use TW tweaked by this 3rd party here: https://fdossena.com/?p=w10debotnet/index_1803.frag This is what I use. If you're in an earlier version W10 then TW from the developer's site may work. TinyWall is great and simple to use.
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Aloha korben -- give us an update please. Are you still w/o firewall? If so, which computer - the Win7, the Win10, or both?
     
  9. Circuit

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    Win 7 x64 ZAP running smooth as silk.
    This is firewall only.
     
  10. korben

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    @bellgamin
    Hola amigo
    Not as adventurous as before on my Win 7
    I miss OnlineArmor's overall perfection and stability.
    It pains me to know that my ports have been opened for many weeks now yet I shiver to go down that road of trial and error once again.
    Perhas when holidays come and I have less workload...then I can reconsider installing a FW.

    p.s. on W 10 ShadowDefender when I play a game on Steam, then reboot and I reside on linux.
     
  11. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I miss OA, too. Even more, I miss the Aussie who created OA & was a denizen of these forums for several years.

    I see you use ShadowDefender (SD). You probably already know this, but ZoneAlarm FW+HIPS needs NO restart. So I gave her a lengthy running-in on Win7 using SD. She ran splendidly & was very quick at the helm. So I installed her for real & she is now running straight & true with a following wind. Aye, she's a yar FW, she is.

    Despite your prior bad experience with ZA, maybe the latest version deserves another try? You might take her out for an SD spin some day. No danger in doing that, & you *might* find true love....

    Aloha & Godspeed
     
  12. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    I like your flow of words.

    For now, I am sticking with my guns. Later on? We shall see about that... ;)
     
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