I originally posted this is the Installation forum, but I believe it more properly belongs in the Access forum. Pardon me.
As a long time user of ZA free I am very used to being asked permission the first time an application tries to access the internet. I recently upgraded to ZA free version 8.0.298. This newer version seems to allow some of my applications access to the internet with out asking my permission. For example Spybot Search and Destroy appears in my ZA program control list with four ?'s. In prior versions ?'s meant that ZA would generate a popup asking my permission to access the internet. ZA8 free allows to Spybot to access the internet without asking my permission, and the blue ?'s are not changed to green check marks.
If asked I would grant Spybot permission to connect to the internet to update itself, but it bothers me that my permission is not asked, and the two of the blue ?'s do not change to green check marks. Can someone please explain why this either should or should not worry me?
I am running Win XP home sp3