i have 6.1 with almost daily auto updates. i checked my system with a scan with Ewido and found tons of rubbish ,trojans,viri,and dialers ! how is this crap getting thru my firewall ? popups are blocked too.
Zone Alarm is designed to keep things from getting in and out (and as you-know-who will chime in, this is accomplished with different degrees of success). It is NOT meant to be an anti-virus program.
If you have ZA properly configured, the most likely answer to your question is that you have downloaded these items off the internet. Filesharing services are the #1 source of these sorts of programs. Limewire, eDonkey, Bittorrent, Bearshare...
Well, he isn't the one who got his computer messed up, and his guess that *you* allowed this crap through your firewall (one way or the other) is most likely correct. So I have some very strong suspicion who's really the "dumb f*ck" and the "ignorant asshole".
Is it possible these things were there pre-ZoneAlarm? I'm not sure which ZA product you're using but with my ZA Pro, yes, there is an Anti-Spyware feature, but I'm pretty sure it's not a resident program, but is active only when you manually or automatically schedule a ZA Spyware scan. If so, ZA Pro won't stop spyware from arriving on your PC. Trojans, viri and stuff are not spyware and ZA will not stop their arrival. Are you only using ZA as a firewall on your PC and not running AV software as well? Scary. And if you are running AV software and viri and trojans arrive, wouldn't that be the fault of your AV software instead of your ZA firewall? Lastly, I see that Ewido's pretty highly rated. If you're worried about spyware, rather than just an occasional spyware scan with Ewido, why not use something like Ad-Aware Plus (the paid, not free Ad-Aware) or Microsoft's beta AntiSpyware? These spyware programs can be set to monitor for spyware as they arrive at your PC and prevent installation rather than waiting for a spyware scan to detect their presence.
First off, someone that has tons of viri, trojans and dialers (and actually believes that zonealarm will stop them) shouldn't be using those words to describe someone that doesn't have tons of viri, trojans, and dialer.
Second of all, if you bothered to look back a little bit, you'd realise that the person you characterized that way has a long history of posting relavent and useful information in this newsgroup.
Hmmm... OP has a yahoo email address, posted from google, doesn't understand that if the firewall was working then he had to have installed this malware himself, then responded with obscenties and racial slurs. Definitely has the markings of a troll posting. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, odds are pretty good that it is a duck. Just killfile him.