Q&A Remove advertising on ZoneAlarm free 2018

Discussion in 'ZoneAlarm (Check Point)' started by Emanuel Tomasin, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

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    Hello, I wonder if anyone knows how to remove the publicity of the program. Annoying windows appear. Thank you very much friends and happy New Year! Best regards.
     
  2. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    The process responsible is "cefsimple.exe". I would say block it in the firewall, but that is not possible. This is a little concerning, since malware could use it against ZA, by using some vulnerability and faking a process under its name, which would allow it to run and access internet. It is a slim chance, but still possible. :unsure:

    Anyway, you could try removing the whole cef folder, but ZA would probably just restore it. You should try it as the first safe option.

    Code:
    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /l /q /c
    rd "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef" /s /q
    Denying exe to run should work as well. It is not an essential process, so there should be no issues. Note, that if ZA will be updating, an update might fail, because it will not be able to access it, in that case reset the permissions, update and block it again. There might be other long term issues, if ZA keeps trying to run it.

    Code:
    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef\cefsimple.exe" /a
    icacls "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef\cefsimple.exe" /inheritance:r /remove "Administrators" "Authenticated Users" "Users" "System"
    Code:
    icacls "%ProgramFiles%\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\cef\cefsimple.exe" /reset
     

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  3. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

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    Thank you very much friend. What if I put it in game mode? Best regards.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    I have not tried that one, since the popup is random, but it should work, it works the same way in Avast as well (blocking ADs).
     
  5. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

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    Advertising keeps coming out even in game mode.
     
  6. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

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    I personally won't trust Israeli Products, they're suspicious IMO :rolleyes: If you want no ads, you can just go for Kaspersky Free (y)
     
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  7. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

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    But Kaspersky Free is not a firewall. Thanks, buddy.
     
  8. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

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    Ok, sorry friend. So, you're using ZoneAlarm Free Firewall ? Why you were not using Comodo Firewall ? ;)
     
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  9. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

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    Because in combination with EAM gives me BSOD. Greetings friend.
     
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  10. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

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    Ok, just use the Windows 10 built-in firewall and add Voodooshield Free version alongside EAM. ~Greetings friend :)
     
  11. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    strange, I'm doing some testing with it currently on another machine and no advertising window appeared :unsure:
     
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