Free ZoneAlarm firewall + free Antivirus Software

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Offline RoHe

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Free ZoneAlarm firewall + free Antivirus Software
« on: May 10, 2012, 01:28:41 PM »
For past few days ZoneAlarm free firewall has been popping up a window offering an update to their free firewall now with free antivirus software.    >:(

I can close the popup window or click a box to select when I want to be reminded again. But I can't find a way to permanently stop the popup aside from accepting the update. Anybody figured out how to stop it?   :m

And if I accept the update with their free AV software, there's likely going to be conflicts with Microsoft Security Essentials that's installed on this PC.  ZA is already warning people this new release won't play nice with other AV software, so this is going to be an issue for lots of users. http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=78686

Why can't they leave things alone??    :D1

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Re: Free ZoneAlarm firewall + free Antivirus Software
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 02:46:40 PM »
Unfortunately ZoneAlarm has been doing this popup thing in their free version for a long time, and I don't expect it to stop anytime soon. But they are no different than any other vendor that distributes free software but wants you to upgrade. But you can ignore the popup and continue running just the free firewall. They will be maintained as two separate lines of software.

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Re: Free ZoneAlarm firewall + free Antivirus Software
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 12:54:30 PM »
That is why I dumped free ZoneAlarm a while ago. The popup notices were too annoying. The Windows Firewall + MSE work together very nicely for me.

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