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chac

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I have been using ZA for a while but it seems to use a lot of resources.

Can someone recommend me another good firewall

Thank you :)
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chamber

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Have a look HERE for lots of tips. :)

Edited by chamber, 15 July 2009 - 04:32 PM.

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Major Payne

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I have used ZA on XP (and Vista) for years and never had it used excessive resources. Chamber suggested a good link to start with and I would recommend Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials and Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide.

It could be malware related. If you think you may still have a problem after reading the above links, then post your problem with a proper title in the Malware Forum.

An alternative to ZA is Comodo. Possibly you have more programs needed at start up or you have insufficient RAM to run what you do have. Either way, more info about your computer may be asked for later. The number of processes running can be found by typing msconfig in the Start>RUN field and going to the Startup tab.

Good luck.
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BMTHmisfit

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Hi,
Go For comodo firewall.
Light on resources and easy to use. (also free)
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For what its worth, I dumped Comodo because I got tired of it asking to accept/ deny on everything I did. I also found ZA did not bog down my computer as much.

And Major Payne is correct that you may have other issues that should be looked at.
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rshaffer61

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Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.


Download and install EVEREST
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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BMTHmisfit

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you might want to give geswall or defensewall a try. mainly used for proactive malware protection though
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