My internet logs folder contains a log file called tvDEBUG.log which is associated with ZA.

Any body know what info is contained in this log file?

thanx in advance

:alright:
Posted on 2003-06-09 08:42:56 by IwasTitan
No idea, sorry.

I do want to take this opportunity to say that ZoneAlarm is evil. It's like the AOL of firewalls.
Posted on 2003-06-09 08:57:23 by iblis
why is that? :/
Posted on 2003-06-09 09:21:59 by Hiroshimator
Well, the last time I checked, which was maybe a year and a half ago, it was all GUI and no meat.

Buggy, takes a lot of liberties with your computer and system files, and doesn't completely uninstall. Unreliable, it alerts you sometimes unnecessarily, or doesn't alert you when it is necessary.
Posted on 2003-06-09 09:34:05 by iblis
What gets me is the name of the file "tvDEBUG"...like it monitors your desktop or something...like a spy program.

Maybe i'm just paranoid but a log file that can not be accessed while ZA is running makes me that way.
Posted on 2003-06-09 11:52:56 by IwasTitan
The firewall service of Zone alarm is called the TrueVector Firewall. When it crashes it dumps it's state and key information to the DEBUG file in order to facilitate troubleshooting.
Posted on 2003-06-09 12:17:28 by donkey

The firewall service of Zone alarm is called the TrueVector Firewall. When it crashes it dumps it's state and key information to the DEBUG file in order to facilitate troubleshooting.


well that explains the tv (true vector)

my paranoia is relieved
:alright:
Posted on 2003-06-09 14:02:41 by IwasTitan
For something free and useful try Kerio Personal Firewall. No Fischer-Price interface or other needless bells and whistles. Does everything ZA does and it's very customizable. Define packet filter rules, choose between manual and service modes, exe MD5 checking, and other stuff.
Posted on 2003-06-09 14:58:21 by iblis
Just wanted to suggest Kerio [1] aswell. :) Its the best Windows personal firewall you can get for free and compared to ZA, its not a target for most trojans/virii (wich often shut down ZA).

Not to say that ZA didnt block any Microsoft application last time I tried it... for example the Windows media player where Kerio pops up as soon as I start it. www.kerio.com
Posted on 2003-06-09 16:44:18 by bazik
My ZoneAlarm blocks the media player every time it starts up... and its an older version to boot (version 2.6).

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Posted on 2003-06-10 22:51:28 by NaN
I also didn't appreciate how ZoneAlarm insisted on installing its own localhost alias.
Posted on 2003-06-11 01:37:33 by iblis