I do not like the new ZA 2012?
Sorry but I am confused.... very confused.
I use ZA since 2002, and I have ever considered it the BEST firewall.
A couple years ago, while waiting for a Vista x64 version, I had to choose a temporary solution, and I tried ALL security tools, but none of them was even close to the power and ability to fine tune applications in a clean and easy way, granting or denying access to local and internet, as well as to allow/deny email send.
Now I see ZA is getting one step back:
- confusing and slow user interface
- removal of fine tuning, such as the ability to grant or deny access one time only
- removal of the feature allowing me to block applications from sending emails
- removal of the program list ordering - I can't order by allow/deny any more
... and more
All these lack of features, or better removal of existing features, makes ZA not much different from the plethora of products whose philosophy is: the end user is a semi ***** and as such I know what's better for him to do without asking or without providing a feature that he could not understand.
So, 2 days after trying the new 2012 release I've removed and reinstalled the previous one.
I presume that soon the 9.x version won't be supported any more....
Is there any chance we have our zone alarm back to what we old and power user are used to like?
Or, is it possible for you to create 2 versions, one with the new interface and less fine tuning, and one which is just an upgrade of the old version, hopefully adding new features, but still keeping its features that has contributed to make it the BEST firewall and internet security ever made?
Re: I do not like the new ZA 2012?
sorry we are all users here,
1.) I presume that soon the 9.x version won't be supported any more....
2.) Is there any chance we have our old zone alarm back to what we old and power user are used to like?
3.) Or, is it possible for you to create 2 versions, one with the new interface and less fine tuning, and one which is just an upgrade of the old version, hopefully adding new features, but still keeping its features that has contributed to make it the BEST firewall and INTERNET security ever made?
This Forum exist to allow Volunteer experienced Zone Alarm Users to help the Few Users who encounter a problem with ZoneAlarm and need to be guided in the right direction..
1.) you are correct, there will be no more Bug fixes or Product updates for ZA ver. 9x, and support when contacted will suggest upgrading to the current supported version which is 10x.
2.) Sorry, There is no chance that the Old Design of Zone Alarm will Return.. AFAIK: The Source Code for the old version no longer exist..
3.) Sorry, there is No Chance of ("is it possible for you to create 2 versions [Old line and New line] of ZoneAlarm"?)
It is Too Expensive in Man power and Resources to continue Supporting Old Versions, once a New Improved version is released.
4.) If you have a valid ZA license and wish to make ZA 10 work for your computer,
Please contact the ZA technical support at the Live Chat link in my Signature and troubleshoot the issue with them.
NOTE: You have a 30 day Free Trail period and 30 days after Purchase to decide if you like Zone Alarm 10 and if not Delete Zone Alarm and look for some other Product..
If you have Recently purchased or Re-Newed your License Key, you have 30 days to Contact Customer Support and ask for a Refund.. (if your computer is one of the very few that is not Compatible with Zone Alarm)
Click the Support link in my Signature.
Sorry, I don't think there is much chance of a significant change in the GUI design of Zone Alarm...
NOTE: However the Configuration controls in ZA 9.3 are still in ZA 10, some features have been moved to different locations in the Menu screen.