The HELP file on my Zone Alarm says:
"Note: There are certain situations in which you will not be notified before contact is made. Those include sending DefeneseNet data to ZoneAlarm, contacting ZoneAlarm for program advice, when an anti-virus update is performed, or when monitoring your anti-virus status. The "Share setting anonymously..." setting below, turns off the DefenseNet transfer. All other settings can be disabled from the main tab of their respective panels. "
I don't want any contact with Zone Alarm that I do not know about in advance. Otherwise ZoneAlarm becomes a spyware program. How do I deselect the DefenseNet participation option or is that mandatory? If it's mandatory, I'll uninstall Zonealarm because it should be optional, and being mandatory is suspicious.
Am still setting up zonealarm and am reading the help file.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)