Aoto Update in Zone Alarm

Perris Calderon

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I don't use za, so this is all second hand from other sites...still it needs to be shared

All of the latest Zone Alarm versions have Autoupdate checking ON, and no way to turn it off in the program itself.

If you click the link in Preferences, the site tells you you can turn off background checking and make the program ask for permission before it checks for updates, but that's no sloution, as it produces popup asking for permission to check all the time anyway

This registry hack not only turns the autocheck OFF, but replaces the line "Autoupdate is enabled for your protection" with the line "Update checks have been set to manual." ,,,it's supposed to

make sure you're off line

CLOSE ZA (important)

windows key plus r, enter, paste;



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm
Back up (Export) the ZoneAlarm key just to be sure

Click the ZoneAlarm key to open it
Double-click CfgMain (in the right-hand pane) to open the config panel
Down-arrow 5 times to the 0028 line
Right-arrow 5 times, to the right of the 01
Hit Backspace
Now type 00 (That's two zeros, not two ohs)
Click OK (to close the panel)
Close Reg Editor
Restart ZoneAlarm

done, go back on line

Check the "manual" setting in the Preferences panel.

according to zonealarm this will be taken care of in future updates, but you can do this now if you want


There's a new update available for all versions of Zone Alarm - updates to 4.5.538 (on the ZA freebie) and amongst other things - allows you to turn on or off the automatic update feature!

<I have also read that it uses a smaller footprint and surfing speed has actually increased over the previous version>

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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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