I just started using Zone Alarm because so many people said how good it is and it is free. But since using it, every day I get a log-in message telling me my "trial offer" will expire in X amount of days. What trial offer? When I downloaded it there was no mention of it being just a trial.

I chose to go free because I can't afford to buy software at this time. I need something that is free, period- at least for now. So did I waste my time with this?

Operating System:Windows Vista Home Basic
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)