We have a Vista home premium machine. Vista has some safety mechanisms on by default, which I find pretty irritating, mainly because you can't seem to tell it to remember that when you want to run program you've installed - you always want to run it (until you've changed or updated it, say).
However, this is not the main thing that is bothering me. More significantly, I'm wondering if there is a conflict between ZoneAlarm (ZASS - latest official Vista compatible version)and Vista's Firewall, such that they each stop the other from kicking in - say, when you are trying to install or uninstall a program, particularly uninstalling a program whose uninstaller invokes Windows Installer. You can wait for ever to get something to happen, before, eventually, Vista kicks in with the message that an unknown program wants to run, and do you want to let it? Whereupon, letting it run allows the uninstall to complete. I'd much rather ZA kicked in than Vista's firewall - but I'm reluctant to disable Vista's firewall (Can you do this? I haven't even investigated). With my XPProSP2 machine, my own copy of ZoneAlarm appears to disable the OS firewall by default, so no risk of conflicts. Should this have happened with Vista Home Premium, or not? Is there a known conflict?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite