I have just upgraded my PC to Vista (Re-format HD and Clean Install). Installed ZA Internet Security Suite version 7.1.078.
I notice a difference in the way this version works, as compared to my previous XP System.
Don't know if this is significant or not.
Under XP, the small "Z" icon in the tray area (lower right corner of the screen) would show red and green bars whenever there was network traffic.
This told me the traffic was passing through the ZA firewall.
Under Vista, the same icon is present, but only occassionally shows the red/green traffic bars.
There are times when downloads are taking place and only the "Z" appears.
Using Microsoft's Performance and Reliability Monitor (a new tool under Vista), I am able to see that there is indeed a great amount of network traffic passing through my system.
Does the fact that the red/green bars fail to appear mean that ZA is NOT processing the data through it's firewall?
If so, what is the purpose of using the ZA firewall at all?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite