I've been using ZoneAlarm for many years. The latest update has gotten rid of the privacy settings - I very much liked the ability to control what some websites could do to me, to completely block some sites such as "clickster" and to have the many areas, such as the recycle bin, cookies and history cleared automatically every day. All that is gone now.
Then there is the ForceField which I have no idea what it is supposed to do except scan downloaded files - which is a nuisance. It cannot be disabled from showing on the Explorer and there is no need to see it. There is no help file, nor can I find something on this website to explain it. It also installed a ForceField Shared Files folder in My Documents. Nothing has ever been stored there, when I delete it it shows up automatically again.
Overall, I don't think this has been a worthwhile update. I considered ZoneAlarm to be the best protection ever, have one year left in my license and if by then ZoneAlarm doesn't reinstate those good features, I'll be looking elsewhere.