Office 2013, KMS, & ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by cyba, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. cyba

    cyba MDL Novice

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    Where to post this..? Has anyone found ZAES relentlessly stops AutoKMS.exe (for Office)
    in C:/Windows no matter what A/V settings and exclusions you apply to it? This seems to
    be because under Current Settings - Scan Mode..'Quick Scan' remains on, by default,
    regardless of what else you untick (and that includes everything.) In other words, it seems,
    you can't fully turn off the A/V aspect of this software - which may raise a conflict problem
    if you wish to run other antivirus software, in my case ESET Nod32.
    So each time I boot the computer, ZAES tells me AutoKMS has been quarantined and,
    presumably, I lose activation.
    Anyone else experienced this and figured out a fix?
    Dump ZAES? Question. Which decent soft firewall will not do this?
     
  2. MrKaon

    MrKaon MDL Senior Member

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    where to post this : Here
    even before posting there read FAQ section.
     
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  3. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    I don't have it installed right now (good product), so if you are sure that AutoKms.exe is exclude from the realtime shield, the on demand scanning, proactive defense and at least the process (if you have a option), it should work.

    Imho, i think ZAES is a little bit heavy on system ressources, i believe that ZAES use Kaspersky anti-virus engine (not the latest).

    Other security solutions (tested myself, no issue with autokms.exe) :

    Paid (all in one)

    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    G-Data Intertnet Security
    Emsisoft Internet Security Pack

    Paid (combo)

    Emsisoft Anti malware + Private Firewall
    BitDefender AV plus + Agnitum Outpost Pro

    Free :

    Avast + privatefirewall
    Comodo Firewall + Avira


    windsman.
     
  4. cyba

    cyba MDL Novice

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    Yes, I considered that section but it's pretty much exclusively KMS. I didn't want
    to muddy those waters..
    As for the FAQ, trying punching in 'Zonealarm Extreme Security' (and it's variations).
    See what you get. :cool:

    Thanks for the alternatives, windsman. I've used Avast and Comodo, and Kaspersky
    and BitDefender. Not tried GData or Emmisoft, though they have good reps (A/V
    Bulletin, which I subscribe to.) Coranti is/was another superb 4 engine A/V-antimalware
    prog but it's gone under - euro economic crisis (and poorly managed.)
    I'll probably just revert, in the meantime, to a 2011 version of ZoneAlarm Pro (no A/V)
    and maintain the latest version of NOD, use e.g. MalwareBytes and a good rootkit app
    and process analyzer, and keep WN7 security patches up to date. I'll be surprised if
    that lot, with the router firewall, isn't adequate enough to ward off the demons. Plus,
    of course, backup.
    I'm not partial to anally retentive software which seems, increasingly, to throw more
    false positives at us (keygens and the like) than actual threats (I travel to the worst
    of warez sites and haven't, in 15 years, suffered a system meltdown, albeit, a few fairly
    easily managed 'annoyances'.)
    One of the first WN7 mods I made was to turn off the delinquent UAC. :biggrin: