Zonealarm Free - V5 or V6?

I'm currently running the free version of ZA 5.5.094.000. When I click on "check for update" it tells me I have the latest version. however, I notice from the ZA web site that you can download version 6.0.631.002 - why does my ZA not detect there's a newer version? Also, does anyone know if there are any problems with V6 ?

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Sam
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No problems with 6 that I have heard.. Who knows why the update check doesn't work. Just download 6 manually and install it.

Reply to
Kerodo

I installed the free 6 on one machine here and didn't see much new. I think most of the changes are in the Pro 6 version. In that case there are the anti-spyware features and the "OS Firewall" and so on. The free version seems to have remained pretty much the same..

Reply to
Kerodo

Thanks. I shall do. Looking at the ZA site, there doesn't seem to be a lot ofdifference between these versions, though.

Reply to
Sam

I just installed version 6 over 5.5 and it buggered my system up rightly, not just the settings went mental but it slowed things down to a crawl. I'll stick with 5.5 for a while yet.

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Wattsville Blues

Same problem here. Slowed machine to a crawl. Removed program and reinstalled and that seems to clear it up for AZ pro

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RQ

Same here. version 6 sucks. My computer suddenly stops for over a minute every so often and then starts again.

Does anyone know if you can uninstall 6 and reinstall 5.5? Last time I tried going back a version number, it was not possible because ZA left registry entries that messed up the previous version.

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Cranky Dude

Yes you can. Do a clean uninstall of 6.0 first. The directions are here

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Ma No

I also installed version 6 over 5.5, and it also has buggered my system up. How do I revert back to 5.5 without losing all my settings? In particular, my license key is stored in my Linksys router, and I want to be sure ZoneAlarm Pro will continue to detect it.

Any help much appreciated.

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Jonathan Ball

X-No-Archive: Yes

The problem it's given me is for some reason it won't allow my workstations to upload their roaming profiles. I have profile caching turned off on the workstations, but it doesn't delete them either.

It's caused me no end of trouble so far.

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Robert de Brus

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Download 5.5 from there. Uninstall 6, and when you install 5 your serial code should still be there.

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Wattsville Blues

After I posted my message, I found the DonHoover page about a clean uninstall, deleting all the files, etc., and did that. I still had the 5.5.094 installation file, so I reinstalled it. Now *it* also won't work with my wireless. The wireless adapter used to have no problem getting an IP address from the Linksys router; now it won't.

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Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball wrote: > After I posted my message, I found the DonHoover page about a clean

Last thing I can think of is a System Restore. I know very little about firewalls to be honest, however.

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Wattsville Blues

Before uninstalling ver 6 and doing a clean install of ver 5, I backed up all my settings, as Zone Alarm provides. After I installed ver 5 again, I restored the settings from the backup file. But there must have been some bad values in the backup file from when it was at ver 6. I did a clean uninstall and reinstall of ver 5 again, and this time I didn't import the settings. It's now working correctly.

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Jonathan Ball

before i install anything...new software or updates...i perform an image backup of the drive for just these sorts of situations. just an idea for you.

73, rich, n9dko
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Rich

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