I am currently running Zone Alarm Pro 7.0.483 under XP SP3.
It is very stable with no performance complaints.
Have the performance hits noted in the 8.x versions (slow to shut down, etc) been completely addressed? It is very difficult to tell, when the stickies from Zone Alarm that advise falling back to v7 still persist on the message board. What is the business case for upgrading? I use Mcafee 8.5i for virus control, so need ZA only for firewall and program control.
thanks for people's opinions!

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