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Norton Antivirus 2009 and Zone Alarm

By t1c40043219-13470393 ·
Hi !

I downloaded Norton Antivirus 2009 trial version.

My operating system is Windows XP.

My Windows XP Firewall was turned off.
I had installed Zone Alarm Free Firewall instead.
My computer was working normally.

I wanted to install an Antivirus on my computer.

I did a backup of my important files of my hard disk drive.

I tried to install Norton Antivirus 2009 in this configuration.
The setup succeeded.

I launched the Antivirus.

My computer froze.

There was a conflict between Norton Antivirus 2009 and Zone Alarm Free Firewall.

I rebooted my computer.

I tried to uninstall the Antivirus as quickly as I could.
It began.
After a few seconds, my computer froze again.

I rebooted my computer again.

I tried to uninstall Zone Alarm Free Firewall as quickly as I could.

My computer froze again.

I had to reboot my computer from the CD-ROM of my operating system to format my hard disk drive.

I reinstalled my operating system.
I had to install all my drivers.
It worked.

I installed Norton Antivirus 2009.

I didn't setup Zone Alarm Free Firewall.

My computer worked again.

Please tell me why there is such a strong conflict between Norton Antivirus 2009 and Zone Alarm Free Firewall.

Thanks in advance.

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Norton is a system resource pig.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Norton Antivirus 2009 and ...

And ZoneAlarms Spy-Blocking feature doesn't get along with some antivirus applications.

Why not just use a free antivirus? I use Avast and ZoneAlarm (with Spy-Blocking disabled), and they get along well. My wallet likes them, too.

You should have been able to boot into Safe Mode to remove one or the other. ZoneAlarm doesn't load in Safe Mode, if I recall correctly.
Safe Mode is accessed by holding or tapping F8 during reboot.


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Antivirus doesnt load in safe mode either

by w2ktechman In reply to Norton is a system resour ...

in safe mode, all non OS apps do not run, unless manually run.

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I was thinking that.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Antivirus doesnt load in ...

But couldn't remember for sure. I remember about ZoneAlarm because I just had to remove it from a computer the other day.

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