I currently use PC Tools Firewall Plus, but it has some issues and so, I was wondering a couple of things about ZoneAlarm and was hoping that someone would be able to answer these questions for me, please:
1) In PCT FW, when you uninstall an app and it is no longer on your hard drive, PCT FW automatically removes the app from it's app list. But the last time that I tried ZA, I would have to go through it manually and it did not make it easy. It didn't have the pretty pictures next to the apps and not all of the file names were easily associated in one's mind with the old, uninstalled app and it was kind of a nightmare to have to go through ZA's app list every time I uninstalled an app and wanted to remove it from ZA. This was the reason I first switched to PCT FW. But now it has been a while and I'm wondering if it now does this? Or is there a setting that turns this feature on, if it has it?
2) How is ZA with accessing one's LAN? Will it do it right out of the box? Or does it have to be set up to do it and if so, is it easy to set up? Or does one need to be a firewall genius to do it? I have two laptops and an NAS and a LinkSys router.
Thank you for your kindness in answering my questions.