Zone Alarm causes conflicts with VPN clients on Windows XP machine
Posted on 2006-11-02
Hi experts. This one has me buggers! I have a client, who does programming for different manufacturers and has to connect through muliple VPN clients to access their networks. Sometimes it seems hard to get this stuff to all work together. Currently they use Cisco client primarily along with Windows VPN. Also, one of their clients requires Aventail with Zone Alarm Integrity client, which just seems to be a proprietary client put out by Checkpoint. I won't even get into the AT&T client, since that won't work with anything. We have to have that set up alone on it's own machine.
The Zone Alarm seems to be the problem. Whenever the Zone Alarm is loaded at system boot it will lock up the machine. If I disable the True Vector Service and change the preferences to prevent the program from loading on start up everything is fine to boot. The other problem is that I can't remove Zone Alarm with the Add and remove Programs. At this point something seems to be damaged as I can't connect through the Cisco or MS VPN. I ran winsockfix, but that didn't work. We have this same setup on about 10 Dell laptops and I only just ran into the issue on our two newest machines-Dell 620's. I finally did a clean install on one to get it cleaned up, but it's still an issue on this machine. Help experts! I've spent many hours beating myself up on this one.