Firstly, I've been using ZA6.5 for over a year now without any problems so was very excited about the new version 7 being released.
However, after installing yesterday I have gone back to 6.5 for the time being until a revised version appears to address the problems which are obviously there (based on my experience and also other posters on this forum). With regards to my problems/concerns, they are as follows:-
1) From the time of the desktop appearing on boot up, it takes a long time for ZA and everything else to load up. There seems to be a point where everything just goes on hold for between 30secs-1min.
2) Slow response of everything else - programs opening, websites loading and also the interface in ZA itself. For example, clicking on the product info tab results in about a 5sec delay before it appears. In ZA6.5 everything is very slick and fast - it just seems to be really unresponsive to me.
3) The problem reported elsewhere with the annoying Microsoft "Anti Virus out of date" appearing all the time even though according to ZA the system is up to date. I realise you can disable the warning but surely that's just an easy workaround rather than a proper fix.
4) The time it takes to do an antivirus scan is over 1 hour whereas ZA6.5 completes in about 12mins. Maybe the new engine is more thorough and hence the longer time but it seems very excessive.
And these are the main reasons I have gone back to 6.5 which works flawlessly and seems far more responsive.
Before I'm asked what other processes I have running, there are only 14 at start up which include ZA. I use Ultimate Troubleshooter to choose what is started up and I have chosen only the key essentials for my system. In terms of system, key components are an AMD FX60 CPU, 2gb ram, 250gbx2 hdds, nVidia SLi and regular defragging with PerfectDisk. I make sure no **bleep** is installed to keep things running smoothly.
Anyway, at the moment, I'm very disappointed with v7 and hope a future release can address these issues which I know other users are experiencing also.
Any thoughts/comments would be good and if you need to know anything more about my system that's fine too.
Thanks for your help.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite