I have been using ZoneAlarm for a 5-7 years now. But I find that ZA Internet Suite is so slooow and it is really frustrating.
--problem 1 --
ZA used to be pretty fast. But now it is very slow. There are flaws in the way it ZA works, for instance as soon as you turn on the PC and and you want to connect to the internet. You cannot access the internet at all, UNTIL ZA has downloaded its update. Why can't it let users access the internet in the mean timeand also download an update in the background?
Sometimes, if there are problems it can take 4-5 minutes to get an update. The ZA servers may be in the US, but I am in the UK.
--- problem 2 --
Also, I don't know what ZA is doing on my PC. If you install a clean copy of Windows XP, it is fast, you install ZoneAlarm and the whole machine is running like a dog.
vsmon.exe is using 25,724k of memory and has had 1,665,414 page faults. All these things slow down a PC.....