hi all. i recently tried zone alarm free version 044. i found that although everything appeared to work ok as far as the internet was concerned, as well as using the computer in general off the internet, my machine took a long time to close down whilst booted into windows 7. i had to re-image my computer to get it back to how it was when using windows firewall only. uninstalling zonealarm did not correct the problem, so was glad i had created an image before the install.
my questions now are:

a) does the latest release, 057, correct this problem?
b) is this version ok to use on windows XP as well?
c)has any other problem been noticed with the new release?

hope someone can advise me, please