I had been using ZA-free in my desktop for several years without any trouble except some occasional problems when Windows is reminding that ZA is currently turned off, when the firewall is actually running perfectly alright. Verification through symantec security check, indicated that only two ports 135 & 139 detected to be "open", rest were in stealth mode
However, my laptop showed some typical problems which baffled me most. After using ZA free for last 1-1/2 years and after regular updating to latest version, ZA developed sudden problem of connectivity loss in my broadband connection. Initially I could not detect the cause, but connectivity regained instantly when I turned the firewall off. To solve this problem, I tried several options
Complete uninstall & installed a trial ver. of ZA-Pro.
Changed security setting
Again switched over to ZA free.
But nothing helped & since last one month I have been forced to shut down ZA to get net connectivity. I am clueless because I had never changed any settings before it developed problems.

Can anybody advise how to solve tis problem? I use XP-pro-sp2-updated,with nod32.
should I now enable my Windows firewall?


Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Software Version:7.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)