ZoneAlarm and my registery...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by -seek-, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

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    My Ad Watch is picking up a registry modification from Zone Alarm...

    Its in the local_machine
    Value: ZAMailStafeExt

    I have the demo version of ZA with just the firewall and whats scaring me is it says "Mail Staff" in there and i dont know if their getting info about me or what??

    and the thing is this happens everyday... sometimes 10 times in a row...

    any help out there? guys?
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    When was the last time you ran a antivirus, or ad aware program ??

    That is part of zone alarm. It's funnt because on their forum there is no mention of it ..
     
  3. -seek-

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    so your saying it normal? i have my virus scanner set on every with and my ad-aware
     
  4. Lee

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    Did you fully uninstall a previous version?
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I been finding mixed emotiions about it on google. Try doing a complete uninstall of the program and reinstall it. When I say complete I mean reg files and such as well.

    here is some info on how to do ao complete removal of the program:
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    http://nh2.nohold.net/noHoldCust25/Prod_1/Articles55646/CompleteUninstallNonNT.html
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    First off, the value should be "Mail Safe Extensions" not "mail stafe ext". Be absolutly sure of the exact spelling of that value and check to see if there is another value like it there also.

    Your Demo of ZA probably has the "Email Protection" option.

    Read this as it explains how ZA "Mailsafe Extensions" works.

    You can also run a "reg cleaner" to get rid of any erronious entries or dead ones.


    Also read this.
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Absolutely!
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    That is what I thought is was, just wasn't to sure and going by what her originally siad goonads. I edited my post in the beginning, I first said it was probably for his email adn nothing to worry about ..
     
  9. -seek-

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    oopsy, I read that value wrong. ****, im getting paranoid. lol