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  • Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

    As has been reported here and elsewhere, the anti-ransomware/sandblast agent components previously added to the firewall have caused a variety of problems for users. Many have indicated they want to be rid of them and again just have the firewall only. Is that possible yet with the latest version? I realize it's possible to install an older version (without them) and then block updates BUT that could lead to potential compatability problems down the line with future Windows updates. Therefore, the best option would simply be to once offer a firewall only installer or at least a user option within the setup to not install the additional components. Is this possible yet?

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    Re: Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

    Here is the Update History Log File:



    ZoneAlarm® Free Firewall version 15.4.062.17802
    Removed: Parental Controls
    Added: Anti-Phishing to user interface

    ZoneAlarm® Free Firewall version 15.3.060.17669
    New: Support for Windows 10 Spring Update 1803
    Improved: New and improved AV engine
    Fixed: Bug fixes and Improvements
    Removed: PC Tune-Up
    Fixed: Windows 10 installation bug

    ZoneAlarm® Free Firewall version 15.2.053.17581
    Improved: New and improved AV engine
    Improved: Integration with Windows Defender Security Center
    Removed: Anti-Spam


    Regards;
    GeorgeV
    GeorgeV
    ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security


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      Re: Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

      Thanks for posting the log but I don't understand why it says in 2 places:

      "Improved: New and improved AV engine"

      Why does the firewall-only version include the AV engine? Shouldn't that only be in the firewall/AV combo version?

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      • #4
        Re: Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

        Indeed, must be an oversight in the release history where changes have been copied to all versions. Just Ignore it.

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        • #5
          Re: Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

          So if you want to switch from free firewall/av to firewall only is there any way to keep or backup/restore all the current firewall settings and application controls so you don't have to start from scratch with the new install? Thanks!

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          • #6
            Re: Does latest firewall only still install ZAAR components?

            In principle when you switch to a different version is never recommended to restore the settings from the other version.

            However, you can always try and see if it works. From ZA tools --> Preferences --> backup. If you see some quirks then you start clean.

            https://download.zonealarm.com/bin/i...nter/93286.htm

            Thanks,
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