I have used ZASS for years now and love the software...once it is stable.
The first thing I do after every update is to ensure that Automatic updates are turned off!
When you set updates to manual (Overview menu, Preferences tab) you
can still get your updates for anti-virus and anti-spam (you can set the anti-virus and anti-spam update frequency under the advanced options button on the anti-virus/anti-spam menu of
the ZASS version 7.x series of software)
, but you won't get pushed the ZASS system updates until you ask for them.
Almost every major update to ZASS in my memory has had problems that required updates/patches or work arounds.
Given that, the manual update approach saves me a lot of frustration.
I keep an eye on the Forum to see when updates come out, and scan through the comments to see if there are any major issues with the updates before loading them.
I generally wait 2-4 weeks after a major
update before I download and install
That patience pays off since Check Point is very good about fixing problems once they are known.
It's not the best way to build customer confidence, but this approach may bring your blood pressure down.
I wish Check Point could test more completely, but it is impossible to test every single possible system configuration during software development.
Not a great way to do business, but this is
why I think manual update is the most important setting in ZASS!
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite