Veteran ZA user, since 2003. My current working product/version is ZASS/V7 on XP/SP3. But, since the V7 times I have been unable to upgrade to versions 8 & 9. For that reason I have been using ZASS as a nude Firewall along with the antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials. Not worth-mentioning the whole story, which I have already forgotten.
Yet, I am still the owner of the corresponding ZASS license (although stuck at version 7). So, the above said is about the pass; now let us talk about the present and future.
My question goes below :
I have a new Windows 7 based machine and, I am thinkg of getting installed the newest version of ZA on it; so I wonder whether I can upgrade from my V7/ZASS to either ZA Pro Firewall or ZASS. Of course the older XP/SP3 based machine would keep the firewall of ZASS/v7 since this machine collapses as soon as I attempt to install versions 8/9 and probably the same with v10. I don want take more risks on this machine.
Then, in the case I upgraded to ZASS intended for the Windows 7 machine, I would continue keeping Microsoft Security Essentials as the antivirus, by deactivating the one in ZASS. Yet, I would plan to use the ZASS antivirus as a second line defense to be used on demand in case of need. But please, do not take me wrong, I know that I cannot keep two active antivirus working toghether, so I know I have to deactivate (even to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials in case I need to run the ZASS antivirus).
In summary, my question is
a) Could I upgrade either to Firewall Pro or ZASS from my current license (no both)?
b) Could I deactivate the ZASS antivirus (ZASS v10) and keep Microsoft Security Essentials togheter ZASS? (As I have done in my XP/SP3 machine).