|The most confusing part to people is the
ZoneAlarm alert. An alert happens when a program on your
computer tries to connect to the Internet, or when someone on the
Internet tries to connect to your computer.
Treat an alert the same way you would treat an email attachment. Read
the alert carefully. DO NOT allow access to your computer or the Internet
unless you know for sure what is happening.
If a new program attempts to access the Internet, you will get an alert
Your options are:
- Let ZoneAlarm remember your answer by checking the box next to
"Remember this answer...". Choose this if you are certain
about the permission you want to assign to the application,
- Allow access by clicking "yes". Choose this if you know
the application should be accessing the Internet.
- Disallow by clicking "no". Choose this if you know the
application should not be accessing the Internet.
Note: Many applications will trigger two or more ZoneAlarm alerts the
first time they are run.
- If you install a new application, run it immediately and say
"YES" to the alerts, making sure to check the
"Remember this answer..." option.
- If you get an alert and have not installed a new application, say "NO" to the alert. Most likely, it is an
application installed without your knowledge.