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    ca_daddy Guest

    Default Downgrade from ZoneAlarm Pro to ZoneAlarm Free version

    HI,
    It's tough economically so I can't renew my subscription to ZoneAlarm Pro. When I attempted to download and Install the free version, I received a warning message that "I would lose functionality by downgrading." Which I assume is true. But isn't it better to have the free version for Firewall protection that's updated automatically rather than continue with Pro that isn't updated due to my expired subscription? Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:
    7.0
    Product Name:
    ZoneAlarm Pro

    Message Edited by CA_Daddy on 02-24-2009 03:42 PM

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: Downgrade from ZoneAlarm Pro to ZoneAlarm Free version

    As far as I know, when your subscription to signature updates expires you simply will not get fresh definitions. It has nothing to do with the product update (new build, new version). But you still will continue to have the great benefits of the Pro version in the form of the OS firewall and component control, and of course the base firewall.

    While switching to the free version will eliminate OS firewall. So, unless something has changed in how things work, my suggestion is stay with your unapdated Pro version. You'll be in much better shape with it.

    Look here
    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...e-software.htm

    For the missing anti-spyware: You can always download something like SuperAntiSpyware (free) and manually update everyday and scan whenever you want.
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    The free version is not real-time protection, still it's very good if you surf carefully especially with ZApro watching the Operating System.

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    Default Re: Downgrade from ZoneAlarm Pro to ZoneAlarm Free version


    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>CA_Daddy wrote:
    HI,
    It's tough economically so I can't renew my subscription to ZoneAlarm Pro. When I attempted to download and Install the free version, I received a warning message that "I would lose functionality by downgrading." Which I assume is true. But isn't it better to have the free version for Firewall protection that's updated automatically rather than continue with Pro that isn't updated due to my expired subscription? Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro

    Message Edited by CA_Daddy on 02-24-2009 03:42 PM
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD id=tabtop vAlign=top><DIV id=tabheader>Can you continue to use ZoneAlarm if you don't renew your License / Subscription?Answer</TD><TD class=printHidden vAlign=top>http://server.iad.liveperson.net/hc/...0672/tab_R.gif</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=answerTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><DIV class=faqanswer><P class=faqanswer>

    Solution:

    If you prefer not to renew your license, you may continue to use the last version that was available while your license key was still valid.

    Note: Some features and functionality may be disabled if you choose not to renew your license.

    Be sure to download the correct version (for your Key) as later versions will not install with the expired key.

    Keep a copy of this file backed up in case you need to reinstall or restore. Some previous versions can be downloaded via the Release History page.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    GeorgeV
    ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security


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