I have ZoneAlarms Free 10.2, running under Windows XP. My browser is Firefox 14.0.

Since upgrading to this version of ZoneAlarms, I have been getting far more alerts than before. Can anyone give me some simple step-by-instructions for reducing the number of alerts.

Ideally, I would like to be alerted when a new program attempts to access the Internet - and nothing else. I especially don't want to see two or three alerts every time I try to download a file.

I have studied the ZoneAlarms Help topics on reducing alerts, but they just take me round in a circle.

Thanks in advance.