I recently replaced my 2006 PC with a new model that runs the 64 bit version of Windows 7. When I tried to install Zone Alarm the installation locked up my PC and then it kept locking up when I tried to restart it. Apparently the software had managed to damage the system in some way.
The solution is a bit annoying, but works:
Step 1: Reboot into safe mode.
Step 2: Complete the installation.
Step 3: Uninstall the software.
Step 4: Reboot.
I’m still trying to find a decent firewall for Windows 7, but the ones I looked at were not yet 64 bit compatible. Fortunately, Windows own firewall is compatible.
T. J. Babson says
Michael LaBossiere says
I had used Comodo before on a laptop running Windows 2000. Previous versions were not 64-bit compatible, but it is good to see that it is now. This support for 64-bit Windows 7 puts them ahead of much of their competition-especially since there are so many PCs that ship with the 64 bit version of Windows.
Interestingly, I can get a lot of my old hardware and software to run just fine (for example, my old N52 game pad) while some new hardware and software won’t work at all.
Thanks for the link-I’m downloading it now.