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After updating ZoneAlarm Extreme Security a month ago, Malwarebytes now (since Nov 17, 2016) tags all the files and registry entries for ZoneAlarm's PC-Tune-up program as PUPs.

There are 242 files/keys that are being tagged as PUPs. I've waited this long because I figured that it would be cleared up in the Malwarebytes updates but it still shows up.

I've attached the exported scan log from 12/08/2016

Thank you



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OK so I added the PC Tune Up folder to the exclusions and they no longer show up but I still get the 4 registry keys. I have my detection & protection settings set for PUPs to be treated as malware but the scan log report does not give me the box to check/uncheck to give me the option to add them to the exclusion list. and in the scan log report it shows PUPs as warn NOT enabled.


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  • 11 months later...

ZoneAlarm Secure Security is now the name of the complete package.
It uses Kaspersky for anti-vrusi which the US government no longer will use.

Should we use ZoneAlarm for Firewall?
Should we use Kaspersky for Anti-virus?

I must admit that I have always been a big fan of ZoneAlarm firewall and the new phishing tool appears to work very well.
In 2005 Steve Gibson says he will no longer uses ZoneAlarm.  In other words, he once suggested it  


What firewall+anti-virus does anyone suggest?   I have had not problems with Kaspersky and ZoneAlarm, but times change.

The #1 thing is I'm using MalwareBytes in real-time and that will not change.

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