But I've been using the free version since it came out. And anything is better than the XP firewall. Download the free version as it does exactly what it's supposed to do. You will have to configure it to allow outgoing programs such as IE and such.
Install it and disable the XP firewall.
One caveat. If you have a broadband connection, ZA 5.x has been shown to slow down the connection. I and many others have had this problem as discussed in the Broadband forum. ZA 4.x does not have this problem and provides the same excellent protection. If after installing ZA 5.x your connections seems slow, go to my site below and download v.4. Click on the Spyware Suite link and get the rest of the spyware blockers.
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Hello, I'm new here. I have Windows Home XP (SP1) and recently downloaded the free trial version of ZoneAlarm firewall. However, I was then totally unable to make an internet connection. Admittedly, I ticked on the Pro version as it seemed to offer superior protection. I had to uninstall it to be able to resume connection to internet.
I then downloaded LeakTest from Gibson Research Corporation (www.grc.com) in order to test the ICF firewall already activated on Windows Home XP and it failed the test, showing that it is not really protecting my PC.
I was wondering if ZoneAlarm is incompatible with the Windows Home XP firewall. Now, after taking the test showing the WinXP firewall to be useless anyway, is it worth disabling it and re-installing ZoneAlarm? If not, what could be the reason for the problem with ZoneAlarm?