Antivirus Plus includes a firewall and isn't designed to work with or recognize competing firewalls. I don't think there'll ever be a solution for that as McAfee works best with all its components enabled.
Years ago they used to sell just the antivirus portion but no more.
Thanks for your reply.
What confuses me is:
- Same configuration (same version of AntiVirus Plus together with same version of ZoneAlarm firewall) works perfectly on other machines without warning message.
- I did not install and enable the firewall option of AntiVirus Plus, so there should be no conflict.
- AntiVirus recognizes ZoneAlarm correctly (see attachment). So it just needs to stop the annoying warning messages and pop-ups and I would be happy.
If it is really the case that AntiVirus Plus is NOT designed to work together with competing firewalls (it was possible in earlier releases) it would mean that I need to change the virus scanner I use, that would be a no-go for me...
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I hate to say but if you want to use ZA It would have been best to use an antivirus that is simply just that and nothing more.
It obviously knows it's there but doesn't monitor its status.
I'll flag this but I doubt anyoone will have an answer.
Moved to SecurityCenter 10 as more appropriate spot.
Well, I originally bought VirusScan Professional 8 (or an even earlier version) without firewall option, which was automatically upgraded to newer versions during the last couple of years until it became the current version "AntiVirus Plus".
So I basically had no choice to avoid the current version with it's built-in firewall.
Also there is no "smaller" version available that does not contain the firewall... So I have again no other choice if I don't want to change the product.
I will definitely not change the firewall as I am very happy with ZoneAlarm Pro for many years.
Maybe there is a solution to this issue...
Thanks and regards
I see on Zonealarm's website it says compatible with all other security products so it should be OK. I have flagged this for other moderators to take a look.
I have had the same experience although I am using the free Zone Alarm firewall. It also seems my laptop runs slower since the automatic "upgrade" from just plain virus scan.
I am 100% happy with the Zone Alarm firewall and don't want to change.
If anyone has a solution, please post. Or better yet, get McAfee to fix.
It appears that McAfee has fixed this as I no longer have this problem since the latest update.
That's good, thanks for letting us know.