I have been using ZA 2007 for the past year. Its renewal time. Before ZA, I had only used Norton's and McAfee. Well, as you all may know, they are monster programs. I looked for alternatives last year and chose ZAISS 2007. Last week, I thought of trying a
different IS program. I had
read good reviews about Trend Micro IS
Pro and thought it to be a good alternative to the big guys. What a mistake that was! It caused havoc to my system. My XPSP2 system got real messed up. Occurrences
freezing, crazy error messages even while idle. Programs would just quit, like IE7 and Excel and Outlook Express....... I think It interfered with every program on my machine. The spam filter would not automatically work on all POP3 addresses, like ZA and Nortons. In order to have the feature work, you had to first change your default identity then "exit and sign off identity" then open Outlook Express again. That was absurd. Half the time it just aggravated the OS performance and
caused a freeze. It was a nightmare. Customer service was terrible too. Phone support was impossible and email response was slow and I would get responses from different responses from support staff.
Best Buy let me
exchange it ,
with no box, and I got ZAISS 2007, the one I have now. It was cheaper to buy it there than renew it on line. My question is this. How do I properly install it, since its the same program with a new license for updates? I was thinking, just open the box and enter the new license number into the installed program. Would that work and not mess anything up?
Thanks for letting me vent! I look forward to hearing from someone. I hope to return the favor when I see the chance. Zone Alarm is definitely the better alternative to the big internet securities programs.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite