After using the Zone Alarm "freebie" for quite a while, I decided, early last year, to purchase the full version of the Zone Alarm Firewall. At first it was fine, loads of "things" to tweak, adjust and manipulate. Generally I left it alone after initial setup. However, after a few weeks, it began to stop me from visiting sites on the net that I had been in for years, WW2, Football etc. nothing untoward. The setting were on the same and yet it began to take over my pc completely; I had to "ask it permission" on a number of occasions, alerts became more and more frequent about permissions and "Do you really want to enter this page or that site etc" - I was getting extremely frustrated and, in the end, took the whole **bleep** thing out and reinstalled the "freebie" - bliss! No more problems...................

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)
Software Version:6.5