Jump to content


Click Here To Visit Our Sponsor


Photo

Zone Alarm


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 bernadette

bernadette

    Villager

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 171 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Chicago

Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:55 AM

Does anyone have any personal experiences with zone alarm? I am trying to decide whether to keep or get rid of mine. I have Norton Anti-virus and i have heard that zone alarm can really slow down your computer, whick is what I am experiencing.

I have ad-ware and Spybot s/d and I use it faithfully. I clean out my junk and obsolete files with System Mechanic also. Could it be Zone Alarm?

#2 DSF

DSF

    Senior Villager

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 400 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:17 AM

Hmmmm, I have used zone alarm and it let a lot of stuff get through, even with the updates. I was not really thrilled with it.

#3 MoonChild

MoonChild

    The One Within!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,206 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Universe
  • Interests:Life

Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:38 AM

sorry to say, but ZoneAlarm sucks <_<

Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above


#4 bernadette

bernadette

    Villager

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 171 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Chicago

Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:47 AM

ok i am just about convinced to remove it from my start up and leave it idle. I just need a little more convincing. All replys are welcome! Thanks

#5 Vampchick21

Vampchick21

    Looks Irish, loves Italian food, lives in Canada....must be lost

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,835 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests:knitting, crocheting, writing, cats, paranormal phenomena, cryptzoology, Monty Python

Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:23 PM

Gaaa....I tried that one and it's terrible. And yeah, it DID slow my comp down.

Best bet for behind the scenes is AntiVir....doesn't slow the computer down and does what it's supposed to do. :D In my humble opinion anyway. (opinion derived from my happiness with it and not any practical technical knowledge)

Krafted with luv

by monsters


#6 hawk2k3

hawk2k3

    Village Elder

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 501 posts
  • Location:here, Canada

Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:04 AM

...I got ZA Pro and it works fine for me....of course how many of you having people looking at certain sites on your pc. I've found that it's actually Norton Anti-Virus that slows the pc down. The only beef I have is that ZA put every program I use in it without my permission(but I think this is due to XP...maybe even SP2 since it seemed to work fine on Win98).

#7 Simmy

Simmy

    Ghostvillage Newsgirl

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,141 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Interests:Paranormal, Cars, Animals, Family....LIFE!

Posted 01 April 2005 - 06:01 AM

Hi Bernadette

If you have spybot search and distroy AND ad-aware, and you do run scans with them periodically, why would you need zone alarm??

My opinion :lol:

SImmy

#8 MoonChild

MoonChild

    The One Within!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,206 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Universe
  • Interests:Life

Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:51 AM

Well, an Anti-Virus, Firewall and Bot Search tools are all having different functionalities.

Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above


#9 hawk2k3

hawk2k3

    Village Elder

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 501 posts
  • Location:here, Canada

Posted 02 April 2005 - 12:34 AM

Hi Bernadette

If you have spybot search and distroy AND ad-aware, and you do run scans with them periodically, why would you need zone alarm??

My opinion :)

SImmy

Hey Simmy, how's Ad-Aware and Spybot going to protect someone from a hacker or virtual identity theft(stealing your ID from your pc) from stealing stuff or destroying a pc harddrive? That's why ZoneAlarm and it's class of software is needed.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users