Shortly after installing the latest ZoneAlarm update (6.0.667.000 at the time) my system (Windows 98SE) became unstable. After I would shutdown ZoneAlarm (I manually load and unload it), my next mouse click would invariably give me the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death - fatal error message). Since cleaning up my system about a year ago, I had been free of BSODs and other types of crashes, and have been running ZoneAlarm (5.5.062.004) without any problems. I strongly suspected the new ZoneAlarm update as being the culprit since I have made no other major changes in my software or hardware in recent months, and there was the proximity of the crash to my last operation (Shutting ZoneAlarm down). So I uninstalled version 6.0.667.000, and reinstalled v. 5.5.062.004 and have had no problems since. I have seen too many early versions of good programs suffer because of the nightmarish results of kludge-like 'fixes', and I hope this isn't such an instance. But I'll just wait awhile and try installing some future version of ZoneAlarm a little later on, and see if the situation improves. Any comments?
Operating System:Windows 98-SE (Second Edition)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)