I found a bug with the latest release of ZA Free v 6.5.700.000 locking the hosts file even though it it is unselected. I think locking the hosts file is a new feature of ZA. It can be accessed by opening ZoneAlarm > Firewall > Advanced.

I originally posted in the Spybot S&D forum because I was unable to add the SS&D Hosts list to the Hosts file. Another user verified my issue, and provided a temporary fix. Here is a link to that forum: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread...8933#post28933

I have verified his fix and confirmed that it is in fact ZA locking the hosts file even though that option is not selected. Can someone from ZoneLabs review and confirm this, and that this will be corrected in a future release. Thank you. (Otherwise, I am very satisfied with the program.)

Please feel free to move this to the correct forum. Thank you.

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)
Software Version:6.5