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Windows Security suddenly doesn't see my firewall or antivirus?


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stearmandriver

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Hi,

Wondering if anyone else has run into this:

I've set up several new machines lately, all basically the same, running Windows XP pro. I install Zone Alarm Pro and Kaspersky anti virus, and at first the Windows Security panel sees both of them. Under "Firewall" it shows Zone Alarm, and under "Anti-Virus" it shows Kaspersky. After a while though, it suddenly doesn't see either of them and starts giving me security alerts. I've confirmed they're both working (ZoneAlarm still stops attempted connections, and Kaspersky finds viruses when I test it on a known infected item), Windows just stops recognizing them. I've checked the selections in the security panel telling Windows I'll monitor them myself so I don't get security alerts from XP any more, but I'm wondering why this happens? Only common thread I can find is it seems to happen soon after I install Diskeeper, a hard drive defrag/monitoring utility.

Anyone know what this is, or if it's anything to worry about?
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After doing some research on 'Google' your particular problem is apparently not unusual, other ZoneAlarm users having the same issue after installing a program of one kind or another, previous to which the Security Centre did show third-party security applications as being installed but then issuing a warning later on.

I can assure you, however, that there's nothing to worry about provided you do have both applications installed and they are functioning properly.
Your problem is not isolated and a future update to both ZoneAlarm and Kaspersky may well fix the problem , which is simply an annoyance rather than a problem -- one which, thankfully, can be 'disabled and ignored' if necessary, as you already have done.
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Thanks for confirming that. I just thought it was weird because XP security was happy with Zonealarm for a while, THEN started having issues. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't an indication of something else!

Thanks...
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