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  1. computer geek

    computer geek Registered Member

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    Does anyone know when zonealarm 7.5 will be coming out? Or shall i ditch it and buy kaspersky or nod32?
     
  2. tec505

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    at the moment there is only a mini open beta test 7.0.448!!

    I hope 7.5 will be released ASAP

    Mike
     
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  3. computer geek

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    It would be nice if it had http scanning certainly.
     
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    Talking about zonealarm anti virus.. does anybody know what version of kaspersky is in the current zonealarm antivirus?
     
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    I've read somewhere it's version 6 of kav engine. Anyone confirm this?
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    I've read that to :)
     
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    based on ZA's past 2 years of real spotty releases I'd vote kaspersky...just my 2 cents...
     
  9. tec505

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    I'm ZA declared fun. But I've to admit that on my 4 PC ZASS and ZA AV don't run so well they should.

    So I 've installed ZA AS or ZA Pro w/ Avira or F-Prot or BitDefender. They run very well together, best of all Avira and F-Prot.


    Mike
     
  10. computer geek

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    6.0 for sure.
     
  11. computer geek

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    Could anyone anwser this?
     
  12. Hipgnosis

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    Have you asked at the ZoneAlarm forum?
     
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    you asked if we didn't what would you use. I have followed ZA since 3 & it was good till they sold since than it's like everyone lost a plan on how to do anything & I find the forum useless as I do their firewall with or without AV. Simply put based on the # of issues that you see from them I would not pay a dime to run it & I would not go by what Cnet tells you but the users. They may get get ranks from Cnet because they only try it for a short time & don't use it day in day out. This users that do have major issues with updates, things not being configured correctly. I'm sure Checkmark doesn't know either as I said it use to be different as they are run now I'd stay away from it...
     
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    I purchased ZAAS for $19.95, and consider it a good deal. I would not recommend the suite, AV, or Pro version anymore. However, the "triple" firewall itself is a good product, and rates quite high (8600 for the latest version at Matousec). This along with a quality AV (like KAV or NOD32) and HIPS should offer anyone decent protection. As with any piece of software, some will always have issues.
     
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    Hello computer geek:

    Someone should know. There are some ZA guys around. What are you expecting 7.5 to deliver for you? Which ZA product do you have now? What problem(s) are you experiencing with that? I ask this since your next question was

    Are you looking to build a layered defense or just acquire a suite? Kav has suites, ZA has suites OA is a suite etc.


    If you need more information on ZA FW issues please see:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=172579

    My own view is if you use a ZA FW, similar to QBgreen that ZAAS is the best choice with that vendor.

    I would then add a AV (Nod 32 or Antivir) a HIPS, maybe ThreatFire and an ASW of your choice to backup ZAAS.

    Hope that this helps but your objectives are unclear to me.
     
  17. AKAJohnDoe

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    I liked the old ZoneAlarm Security Suite (Pro) under XP, but the last few releases have been late, lacking, and sluggish.

    I suppose ZA will stay on my watch list, but not actively for Vista.
     
  18. computer geek

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    Thanks, I thought it just would be so much more nice if zonealarm had http scanning but i USED to use ZISS but it was so troublesome, i got it on backup and have decided to use kaspersky 8.0 alpha which is, believe me, very very good for a pre-alpha. Thanks anyway. Oh yeah, my problem was also because it runs so slowly with all the versions!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: (Suites are good, but layed out defenses provide more tweaky options but it is quite slow.)
     
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    I'm confused :doubt: are you saying that in your opinion suites and layered defenses are both "slow"? I think you meant only suites based on the rest of your posts.

    My own experience with the suites (so far) with the exception of OA 2 which I find to be "light" they were all heavy footed on the PC causing them to be sluggish and slow to respond.

    On the other hand, careful selection and reduction of conflicts with their settings the layered defense is not only safer but lighter.

    If all your security is in ONE vendor well you know the rest of the sentence.:D
     
  20. computer geek

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    No offence, but a suite is faster for me, but i just don't want it from the same vendor!!!
     
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    No offense taken. I was just jumbled up in the posts wording.

    I think I have it now, you don't mind suites in principle but you are avoiding ZA.
     
  22. computer geek

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    Yep, until it starts making products reliable. (and has traffic scaning)
     
  23. Hipgnosis

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    A good suite you may want to consider (if you're NOT using Vista) is eEye Blink Personal (free for one year).
     
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  24. C.S.J

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    ZA suite was one of few that messed up my machine. :rolleyes:

    i think the software has gone Down-hill since the integration of kaspersky.

    either its not been integrated properly, or something is conflicting for sure.

    i know ZA needed to get rid of CA, but the software has really gone down the wrong path with the latest versions.
     
  25. computer geek

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    I agree too much with u, i regret opening the box.....:mad:
     
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