I'm running Google Chrome on Windows 7. Frequently Chrome will hang. If I try force close, it won't and I have to reboot the computer. BUT if I instead close down Zone Alarm, then Google Chrome immediately comes back to life. Google Chrome will work for a while, but eventually, especially after reviving the laptop from sleep mode, Chrome will stop working until I close Zone Alarm. Most of my computer use involves running Google Chrome. Zone Alarm is causing a significant degratation of my computer stability and performance and is now a guaranteed threat to my productivity than the potential of computer viruses.

Is there anything I can try beside uninstalling Zone Alarm and treating the license fee as a sunk cost.