Try updating to the latest version and see what happens then, ZAL still runs in the background here.Quick question:
I have ZAL running at startup but from a couple of versions back, it now displays the main window at startup instead of just running hidden in the background.
Does anyone else get that issue?
what about zemana + a browser extension such as bitdefender trafficlight, and ditch the antivirus?I would personally trust Zemana to run itself without antivirus, but I still keep ESET just to be there. Zemana cannot block malicious webpages, but antivirus does it.
If I were the only one to use this PC that would be fine, & I could use minimal security but having teenage children changes the situation quite a lot which is why I have to beef up my security as they use this & thier own PC's when I'm not around: Though IMO the real answer lies in multiple backups along with regular C:\ imaging. Eventually the teenagers will leave home ??Use Windows Defender in 'hardened' mode with Zemana AntiL/M and your own logic, that should be enough. Perfect ice on the cake could be WFC (Windows Firewall Control).
On the other hand, if u lack sense, no amount of 'security' software will help you. Also keep in mind... to be paranoid in this age (time) is absurd . In digital space nothing is private nor secure .
Not many users realize the wealth of settings in GP for WD.There are lots of settings there (lots to play with), I just tweaked some that i found useful.