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ZoneAlarm Free and NIS - want to stop receiving NIS and Windows Notifications
Windows 10: I have NIS that came with a new machine - I prefer to use ZA because of the flexibility in blocking/allowing inbound/outbound requests and optionally remember my choice. I've been using ZA since the late 90's, so, there's that. I prefer NIS for its great antivirus and intrusion protection and malicious site blocking, albeit with little option for my control to allow or deny. That said, I want to run the both - I would like to turn off smart firewall, and let ZA handle the program control and let NIS do the rest.
If I do that (turn off smart firewall) I am besieged with notifications from windows security and NIS that my firewall is turned off. Windows KNOWS I have zone alarm and reports it in the security area. Also, the notification area always shows that red checkmark. Makes me crazy.
Is there a way to run ZA and NIS the way I described without getting notified that my firewall is off?