Zone Alarm Disaster
I originally posted this in the Security forum, but was advised to transfer it here. Apologies, I know nothing about Hijack, what it does or how it helps, so I was told to post the problem. I've got XP, I use Avast Free and the Windows firewall. I decided to dump Windows firewall and install Zone Alarm free, seemed straightforward enough but didn't turn out that way. It installed and I was told to reboot. When it booted up I had my usual Windows homepage, but all my programs were missing...the screen was blank apart from the countryside scene. I could only turn off by holding the button in and it came back on the same. I started in Safe Mode and tried to uninstall ZA with my Revo,but it wouldn't start. Luckily my System Restore did work and I'm now back where I was...ZA never again! I'd be obliged if anyone could tell me exactly what ZA did and, if it's likely to happen again if I try another firewall.