ZoneAlarm Security Suite problem with MSN/IRC and several applications

I just installed Zonealarm security suite 5.5 after i reformatted my computer.
In program control, MSN and IRC has all green ticks, all "Allowed" However..

- I still can't login to MSN, shows connecting for ages.
- When i login to IRC, it says "Blocked by Zone Labs Security"
- Some applications running on high port even tho 'allowed' but still doesnt work.

If i unload zonealarm, it will work fine.

During installation, i chose "Wireless" environment", Single user PC on
a home network. My settings are:

Internet Zone: High
Trusted Zone: Medium
Program Control: Medium
Antivirus: Off
Email: Off
Privacy: Off
ID Lock: Off
IM: Off
Web filtering: Off

ICQ works fine, however msn and irc doesn't.

Anyone can help?
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Hi jedistar,

If you change the Internet Zone to "Medium, will MSN messenger and IRC run?

Hi, Assuming that you're running the latest version of Msn Messenger which is v7, you have to do the following to make it run:
First add Msn Messenger to the trust programs list in ZoneAlarm, then open Msn Messenger, go to Tools --> Options --> Connection --> click on Advanced Settins --> uncheck TCP, Socks verison 4, Socks vesion 5 and only leave HTTP Proxy checked which should'nt have any proxy if you are not using any...This will make Msn Messenger work.
To allow irc, what you have to do is open Zone Alarm, click on IM Security tab --> Settings --> Advanced --> uncheck 'Block IRC'.
Depending on the applications you're using, you can find their name in the 'Program Control' tab and allow everything and they should work.
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jedistarAuthor Commented:
war1, nope.

Ai3d, did that. doesnt work
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jedistarAuthor Commented:
why doesnt it work? I did the same thing for :-S Are you on a router?
what you need to is 1st go to To allow irc, what you have to do is open Zone Alarm, click on IM Security tab --> Settings --> Advanced --> uncheck 'Block IRC'. on what Ai3d said.  then you have to make sure in your program control that you have set Access trusted and internet for the IRC program to allowed.  Next you are going to want to go to the firewall and allow port probablly 6667 for irc.  this should fix it for you.

jedistar, I thought you said Ai3d comment did not work.  How come you accepted the comment as the answer?
jedistarAuthor Commented:
it worked, i realise my windows firewall was enabled and blocking it.
so i removed it and tried his method again, it worked.
thanks u guys.
Thanks for clarifying.
jedistarAuthor Commented:
you're welcome.
Hey, thanks for the grade =)
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