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    Exclamation uninstall for ZA does not mean uninstall

    have any of you read the "how to uninstall" ZA (ZoneAlarm)????....Why do people place uninstall options if they don't really mean uninstall except for this three page numbered step along with it!!!!!!!


    - Uninstallation Step 1.
    If you want to uninstall ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro, first run the Uninstaller program: click on the Start menu|Programs|Zone Labs|Uninstall ZoneAlarm (or Uninstall ZoneAlarm Pro). The uninstaller will guide you through the process; answer "Yes" to any files it prompts you to delete.

    A. To make sure that you can see any ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro system files still on your computer:

    - i. Right-click on Start, then left-click on "Explore."
    - ii. When the Windows Explorer panel appears, click "View," then "Folder Options."
    - iii. Click the "View" tab, then click the "Show all files" radio button.
    - iv. Click "OK."


    B. Verify that the following have been removed:

    - Directories:

    1) Zone Labs from C:\Program Files
    2) zonelabs from C:\Windows\System
    3) Zone Labs from C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    - Files:

    1) C:\Windows\System\vsdata.dll
    2) C:\Windows\System\vsdata95.vxd
    3) C:\Windows\System\vsmonapi.dll
    4) C:\Windows\System\vsnetutils.dll
    5) C:\Windows\System\vspubapi.dll
    6) C:\Windows\System\vsutil.dll
    7) C:\Windows\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\zapro
    8) C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\zapro
    9) C:\Windows\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\zonealarm
    10) C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\zonealarm

    NOTE: Please verify that none of the files listed above remain in the directory C:\Windows\Temp.

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    - Uninstallation Step 2.
    Rename the directory "C:\Windows\Internet Logs" (for example, "Internet Logs1").

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    - Uninstallation Step 3.
    Make sure your Recycle Bin is empty.


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    - Uninstallation Step 4.
    It is not generally necessary to remove registry entries if reinstalling ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro. However, should you choose to do so, the following registry entries aree associated with ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro:

    Important Advisory: Deleting registry entries incorrectly may cause serious problems to your operating system (OS) which may necessitate the need to reinstall the OS. Please make sure you are able to perform these deletions correctly before you decide to edit the entries.

    For information about how to edit the registry in Windows, type "regedit.exe" from a command prompt. Click "Help," then "Help Topic." Click "Changing Keys and Values."

    Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

    To enter the registry, go to Start/Run and type: "regedit." Use Control-F to find and F3 to Find Next.

    Registry Entries:

    - Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Zone Labs and all its subkeys and values
    - Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ZoneAlarm Pro


    These registry items start the services required for ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro:

    - Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    - Value: MiniLog and Value: TrueVector
    - Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VSDATA95


    This is a database that contains a long list of values, but only these values are related to ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro and TrueVector:

    - Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs
    - Values:

    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\tutorwiz.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vsdata.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vsdata95.vxd
    C:\Windows\System\vsmonapi.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vsnetutils.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vsnetu.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vspubapi.dll
    C:\Windows\System\vsutil.dll
    C:\Windows\System\Zone Labs\html.tdr
    C:\Windows\System\Zone Labs\vsdb.dll
    C:\Windows\System\Zone Labs\minilog.exe
    C:\Windows\System\Zone Labs\vsmon.exe
    C:\Windows\System\Zone Labs\vsruledb.dll


    For each user who has run ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro, there are registry keys in

    - Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zone Labs


    The following keys allow the user to modify the sound that is played when there is an alert through use of the Control Panel Sounds applet:

    - Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\InternetAlert
    - Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\InternetAlert\.current


    The following keys tell Windows the ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro Desk Band is a part of the application:

    - Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{long string of characters}\InprocServer32 (NOTE: The string of characters will vary from system to system.)
    - Value: C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zoneband.dll


    The following keys are related to ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro's MailSafe Feature:

    - Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ZAMailSafe


    There is a value for the extension of every attachment that ZoneAlarm Pro quarantines (.vbs, for example). To find the values and keys to delete:

    1) Click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
    2) Press F3.
    3) Type "zamailsafe" in the search field (no quotes).
    4) Press F3 to find the next value. An example of the value you will see (on the right-hand side of the window) would be: ZAMailSafeExt: REG_SZ: {renamed extension -- zl9, for example)
    5) Delete the value. Press "OK" at the prompt.
    6) Repeat until there are no more values like the example above. ZoneAlarm Pro quarantines 37 extensions by default. However, any additional extentions you may have chosen to quarantine will also be listed in the registry.


    There is also a registry key for the extension of every attachment renamed by ZoneAlarm Pro. The names of the keys will range from .zl0 to .zly. If you wish, you can follow the instructions above to find the values associated with these keys. Delete the entire key which contains these values.


    For ZoneAlarm (not Pro), The following keys can be removed:

    - Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\zl0
    - Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ZAMailSafe
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    Jesus Christ, that is long.

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    HAHAHAHAHA.. This is "most popular personal firewall". Then install Sygate or NeoWatch.
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    *In sarcastic tones*Well that looks so much fun!!!!!!! Wonder how many out there have not ran though all that and still have some bits left*ponders*Well ZA is so great why would you remove it i mean its wonderful fantasic and definatly the best there is i dont know why everyone dont use it hay a company that makes there programs that much fun to remove must be great they have such confidence in there product its great.

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    Why uninstall ZA? heres a few.... ZA has many holes in it. Also, it is beleived that ZA drops spyware in C://windows/temp For more information search threw the AO threads.

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    If I suspect any naughty activity, whether in the downloaded software or the log files, I just format C: and reinstall...

    Thanks Norton Ghost!!!
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