Zone Alarm has been fine. But if I encounter an update I delay it until I watch that no reports came in. You may also want to know that all the antivirus makers have suffered at one time or another update glitches. Even Microsoft...
If you were looking for something that this would never happen you may be looking for a very long time.
I'm a little concerned that it cost you money to install this OS. Windows 2000 Professional is a "Pro" OS so it's a handful that we as owners need to keep up our skills to backup and restore when need be.
-> In fact, these crashes are not unheard of on any PC so to finger ZoneAlarm would be interesting but with all those exploits such as the recent IE exploit that no firewall or antivirus will block we come back to arming ourselves to the teeth and avoiding IE/OE and Outlook.
You don't use those, do you?
Thanks for all the good advice re having a Firewall.
Now to select the right one!
I have Windows 2000 Professional. The computer is professional, not me. I am a novice. I use Rogers-Yahoo Hi-Speed Internet services with their Online Protection Software suite.
I do Internet Banking, e-mails & surf a little.
I had Zonelabs Free Edition Firewall recommended by Rogers-Yahoo & one day whilst updating the Firewall my computer crashed. Spent plenty of $$$$'s having Windows re-installed etc. Since then, which was October 2005, I have not installed another Firewall.
So do I go for Zonelabs again or maybe McAfee or another? Please assist & 'Thank you' again.