Windows XP Pro SP3 fully updated.
I was quite happy with Zonealarm Free v 80.065.000
Currently I'm running v 92.102.000.
Things I've noticed:
1. ~Bleep~ popups.
2. The Program Control page is way more complicated than it used to be in the older
a. Is there some good reason I should be using the newer version on a stand alone
computer? I never got infections with the older version, and did surf the darkside
of the web occasionally.
b. Running the same programs with both versions (older and newer) my program
control page has at least 3x the amount of entries, and is a LOT more finicky
than the older version.
3. The ONLY reason I updated to the newest version was that some .dll exploit finding
program, said one of the .dlls in the older version had been exploited. Right after
the Microsoft Advisory about possible .dll exploits...I downloaded this .dll exploit
finding program...that I had found after hours of searching the web...using hints ofc
from the common tech guru sites. I have no idea whatsoever if this program was
accurate or not. It scaned my entire system and only found the one exploit.
4. So...my question is: Is there some important reason to have updated to the new
version, or would a simple uninstall and reinstall of the older version have solved the
I WANT to go back to the Free ZA version 80.065.000.....is there some REAL reason I shouldn't do this?
I have seen NO security improvements with any of the later versions of ZA Free.
I use no chat clients, no Facebook, I dont Twitter etc...in other words I'm not an *****.