Upgraded my computer this week and having Zone Alarm problems. I'm a long-time fan of Zone Alarm and have been using it since the early days.
Zone Alarm alerts are identifying the wrong program or IP address for TCP/IP connections.
After rebooting, I tried using putty (SSH) to connect to several hosts this morning.
For each putty session, Zone Alarm asked for permission to connect to the IP address of the previously opened putty session. Recent ZA problems with alerts: each program asks for permission to establish a TCP connection to the IP address of the last application, not the current application.
Another problem: with Lotus Notes minimized and no messages open, I get frequent alerts that Notes wants to connect to some site in Europe. It looks like that site may be related to the RSS feed of my Firefox "Latest Headlines" toolbar bookmark that is automatically installed. This is a case of Zone Alarm identifying the connection as Notes rather than Firefox. While creating this message, received an alert the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino is trying to access the Internet
188.8.131.52 which is a Google address (is that the RSS Latest Headlines feed?).
Additional system info:
Intel dual-core CPU -- Is Zone Alarm certified for dual-core systems?
Running NAV Corporate Edition (never been a problem before)
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)