After installing Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3, ZoneAlarm failed to start (Though I am sure some services were active) and also prevented internet connection.
Unistalled IE7 Beta 2 (restart)
Installed IE7 Beta 3 (failed) - Internet connection got broken
Shut down all resident programs - ZoneAlarm was not available on task bar - Uninstalled (restart)
Successfully installed IE7 Beta 3 (restart)
Downloaded latest version of ZoneAlarm (Free version)
Successfully installed ZoneAlarm (restart)
ZoneAlarm failed to start
Internet connection broken
Had to uninstall ZoneAlarm again in order to restore internet connection
Now using Windows firewall
Operating system: Windows XP SP2 all recent updates are installed.
This is a kind feedback for ZoneAlarm technicians...
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)