though it is my first post here, I am an user of the full paid pro versions of ZA for a couple of years. I fell in love with it and upgraded on every ZoneLabs' insist. Hovewer the ZAPro version 7.0 build 337 is unbearable. It slowed down my computer to a ridiculous level. The most irritatnig issue was that it took ca. 2-5 minutes after clicking an icon to start launching any problem. Also pressing 'three kings' ceased to activate task manager any longer.
In the meantime I switched to completely new hardware/software set. First I had Abit IS7E mobo / PIV 3.0 HT / 1GB DDR with Windows XP Pro SP1 as an OS. Now I have Asus P5K / Core2Duo (notOCed) / 2GB DDR2 with Windows XP Pro SP2 as an OS. On both systems ZAPro behaved in the same unacceptable way. It is not a firewall conflict issue as I tested it with KAV'6, KAV'7 and Avast!. I had been fighting against the system for a few days and tried to follow some good advices found here, including stopping/disabling some ZAPro services. No luck. The only cure that helped was to remove ZAPro completely and to instal plain ZAFree 7.0 bild 302. After the switch the system behaved as it had become nitro boosted. I know that ZA is most secure firewall/antispam solution and I don't want to give it up for ever. However as for now I'm just unable to use your product.
So, ZoneLabs please correct this problem in the future release, or I will be unable to pay you my money for the next two years.
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro