Zone Alarm remnant?

I installed ZAP a few months ago...
Long story short - I uninstalled it...

Now, I can not ping my laptop (other than locally).

Is there something left behind or some setting adjustment that doesn't get restored?
OR
Is there a way to easily make myself 'pingable' again...??
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Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
hello Neal

youp pulling ZA out can be a pain

see if any of the following are resident

vsdata.dll
vsdata95.vxd
vsdatant.sys
vsmon.*
vsmonapi.dll
vsnetutils.dll
vspubapi.dll
vsutil.dll
zaplus.*
zapro.*
zllictbl.dat
zlparser.dll
zonealarm.exe

you might need to search your reg too in case there are any pointers in there (have hidden files folders turned on, some of the above will be flagged system)

Pete
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sunray_2003Commented:
how abt system restore ? thought of that ....ofcourse assuing you are using xp ..

Locally , you donot have any issue but from outside do you get standard error ?
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
sunray- nope...disabled. :D

Pete - vsdata.dll & vsdatant.sys were the only two.  I'll reboot in a bit and see if that did it (neither gave any complaints when I renamed them tho)
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
sirbounty, I agree with Pete that there are a lot of problems uninstalling zonealarm, most things will be restored by just running the winsock fix: http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/WinsockXPFix.exe

LucF
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sunray_2003Commented:
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Yeah, the definitive answer is upgrade it to pro then uninstall, that seems to be the general opinion on the official ZA discussion forum, I admit its a pig to get rid off but I wont use anything else (exept PIX of course)

Pete
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Im willing to bet Neal isnt running windows 98 Ash ;)
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sunray_2003Commented:
hey pete, I know that for sure.. lol.. didnot get xp version of the same but as you can see i posted xp ver above
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:)
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Duh - didn't even think of the winsock fix... :(
But, today's "Kona" day in the cafe and I don't really care for Kona...
It just doesn't wake me up quite like the Columbian Supremo. ;)

Thanx gang...I've got an intensive audit running now...will try the fixes and reboot shortly.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Good luck :)
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
TOTALLY UNRELATED
for comedy value see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Q_20975846.html

Clown!
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Ah, so I wasn't the only one that thought it was fishy :)
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
;)
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sunray_2003Commented:
Nice work Pete.. Awesome detective work ..
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Tim HolmanCommented:
If you're using Windows XP, check the native personal firewall isn't configured to block incoming traffic !
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
You know what's funny tho Pete...mine was the only system in my entire building (500+) that avoided sasser yesterday - LOL.. Here are the points, but I think I'm going to restore those two files... :D
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
- I didnt get hit either :) but the network im on did (its not my network)
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