In the following location of ZAFree v.6.1 there are a couple of server settings that can be used: Firewall > Main tab > Advanced button. Those two settings are:
Block Trusted Zone serversBlock Internet Zone servers
At present, I've got these as not checked but I'm wondering whether I'd be more secure if I had them checked. Can anyone comment? Looking in ZA's Help section, it simply says for these: "Prevents all programs on your computer from acting as servers to the <relevant> Zone. This overrides permissions granted in the Program panel". [relevant = Trusted or Internet].
My PC is being used only in standard mode and therefore not specifically as a server. However, certain online updating operations could, I think, be regarded as the PC acting temporarily as a server. So, would it be better to check these two settings or not? Or would that then mess up Windows Update operations and suchlike?
In that same configuration panel, I've got "Allow Outgoing DNS/DHCP in <relevant> Zone on High setting" both checked.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)