There does not appear to be a way to stop Zone Alarm Security Suite 7's tray icon showing network traffic. If there is, I would like to know it. If not, I would like to see an enhancement to allow it as an option.
As Zone Alarm's Help says about the icon's behaviour, "This does not imply that you have a security problem, or that the network traffic is dangerous". Indeed. So why not make it optional? I find it mild distracting. Often, it is the only thing moving on my screen. It is natural for the eye to be drawn towards moving objects. This dates back to when it was a matter of survival. The reaction of our ancestors to moving objects would have been something like: "Could it hurt me? Or is it good to eat?". That is why animated advertisements on web pages can be so annoying.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite