My advice for anyone who updates to the latest version is this: save it and then first uninstall ZA using the Safe Mode of Windows(in XP anyway). I say this because I downloaded the new update 2 days ago and was unable to stay connected to the net (via any browser anyway), for more than 5 minutes. Eventually I tweaked on uninstalling ZA in Safe Mode(the only way to do it as True Vector always runs otherwise). Then I downloaded the latest FREE version, installed, and the connection problem is gone. I have been using ZA Free since 2000 and this is the 1st time I have encountered such a problem. Fortunately I have built a back-up PC which I used to realize that the connection problem was not with my ISP.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)