Norton AntiVirus 2009 vs ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.483.000

So, this evening I thought I’d give Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009 a go.  I uninstalled AVG Free 8.0, rebooted, started the installation process which was surprisingly fast until …

The system locked when it got to starting services.  I waited.  And waited.  Reboot.

Nothing!

Reboot again.

Nothing (again)!

System restore.  The Norton AV installer ran on reboot and got further this time: it was trying to connect to the Norton online account (or something similar).

System restore further back.  Reboot.  But then AVG wouldn’t work and I got this message:

@AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = “C:Program FilesAVGAVG8”

Downloading the installer and doing a repair fixed it.  Phew!

ZoneAlarm

And then … then I discovered that it would appear that Norton AntiVirus 2009 has an issue with ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.483.000 — which I know is going to prompt Tim and Mike to leave comments to the effect: Why are you using ZA anyway?!

What I’m trying to determine now is whether the latest version of ZoneAlarm Pro (version 8) works with Norton AV 2009 … does anyone know?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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